Economy Archive April 2019

RSIPF Boost Traffic Checks Ahead of Election of New PM

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Kukum Traffic Centre in Honiara are increasing traffic checks on the capital’s roads as part of the operation for the election of a new Prime Minister on 24 April 2019.
From initial police investigations it is alleged the woman was raped by male person known to the victim.

RSIPF Investigate Alleged Rape of a Woman in Central Guadalcanal

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Guadalcanal Province are investigating the alleged rape of a 19-year-old woman at the NZ Camp, inland of the Henderson area in Central Guadalcanal on 13 April 2019.
The Solomon Islands is renowned as one of the world’s foremost dive locations.

Solomon Islands Dive Operators to Establish Formal Association

In a major step forward for the future promotion and development of the Solomon Islands dive tourism sector, the destination’s main dive operators have agreed to combine resources to create a formal representative body - Dive Operators Solomon Islands (DOSI).

Youth Unemployment an Issue for New Government

As lobbying goes into overdrive a simple survey this morning sought views from the public on what key issues a new government should address
In a ute paid for by the mining company, he took Newshub to his old village - now just a crater in the red earth.

Mining Company Had No Regard for Graves: Tribal Chief

A tribal chief says he feels regret and shame after doing business with a mining company operating in Rennell Island.
The study shows that almost half the employees surveyed had experienced some form of domestic and sexual violence in their lifetime, with a quarter saying violence occurred at least once a month.

Domestic Violence a Hindrance to Employees

A new study shows employees in Solomon Islands lose more than two working weeks a year due to domestic and sexual violence, with one in three employees experiencing violence in the past 12 months.
Solomon Airlines Chief Executive Brett Gebers (L) and Tourism Solomons Chief Executive Josefa Tuamoto (R) on the tarmac in Munda.

Economic Hopes on New International Route

As Solomon Airlines flight IE715 touched down in Munda on Saturday, thousands lined the fences to greet the unfamiliar sight of a commercial airliner at the community’s tiny airport.
Acting Permanent Secretary Mr Ferral Lasi signing the MOU to develop Aruligo into a national aquaculture centre.

New Beginnings for Aruligo Communities

The Solomon Islands Ministry of Fisheries has taken the major step forward in realizing its goal to re-develop the former ICLARM site at Aruligo, West Guadalcanal into a National Aquaculture Centre.
The project’s aviation investment includes new communications and navigation equipment, including updated runway overlays, at both Honiara and Munda airports; as well as new airfield lighting, automatic weather observation systems, together with a new fire rescue vehicle station at Honiara, the country’s key international airport.

Airports to Receive Upgrades in Million Dollar Project

Tens of thousands of Solomon Islanders will benefit from upgrades to key roads and two of the country’s biggest airports under a new project supported by a US$30.5 million credit and a US$20.5 million grant approved by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors.