Economy Archive May 2019

Anglican Operated Schools to Ban Sale of Certain Processed Food

Anglican Operated Schools to Ban Sale of Certain Processed Food

Schools operated by the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) will soon ban the sale of some processed food – mainly those with high sugary content, high salt content and greasy food - to their students.
The study provides data from women, men, youth and people with disability, primarily in rural settings, across all provinces. The findings and recommendations will inform policy priorities and future justice sector programmes.

New Study Shines Light on Justice Sector

Initial findings from a national survey of access to justice show that citizens commonly rely on traditional authorities to resolve disputes and want stronger links to the formal justice system.
It has been estimated that savings of up to 75 percent can be made in the shipping and port industries just by using existing technology and doing things a little bit differently.

IMO Helps Cut Maritime Emissions in the Solomon Islands

A new IMO video puts the spotlight on how an IMO/EU initiative is helping cut maritime emissions in the Solomon Islands as part of a global project to help tackle climate change.
Two Men Convicted for Illegally Crossing the SI-PNG Border

Two Men Convicted for Illegally Crossing the SI-PNG Border

The Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Choiseul Province Superintendent Vincent Eria welcomes the court decision by the Taro Magistrates Court which convicted two men, 42 and 44 years old, for illegal border crossing on 13 May 2019.

Tsunami Warning for PNG and the Solomon Islands Lifted

A tsunami warning has been lifted for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands after a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of the island of New Britain.
The offshore quake struck 45km northeast of the New Britain capital, Kokopo, at 12.58 UTC, and was 10 km deep.

Tsunami Alert After 7.5-Magnitude Earthquake off PNG

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea’s New Britain island on Tuesday, prompting fears of “hazardous” tsunami waves for coasts within 1,000 km of the quake's epicenter.
The team treating the 34-year-old patient at the hospital in Honiara, Solomon Islands. From left: nurse Meltus, Dr Andrew Soma, the patient, Wendy Spencer, Beth Hua and nurse Stephen.

Canberra Hospital Team Donates Oncology Unit to Solomon Islands

Dr Nalini Pati remembers seeing a young woman at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara having difficulty breathing because her lymph node had swollen to such a size it was restricting her airway.
The remnants of 300-year-old trees which once stood tall, but are now all but drowning, prove the point.

60 Minutes Highlights Disappearing Islands in the Solomons

With crystal clear blue waters and white sandy beaches, the Solomon Islands are one of the most stunning and remote parts of the Pacific Ocean.
The Central Bank of Solomon Islands released a new $5 polymer bank note on World Tuna Day.

CBSI Launches New $5 Bill on World Tuna Day

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) chose May 2, United Nations World Tuna Day, for the introduction of its new polymer $5 legal tender note. It is money with a clear message.
MV Solomon Trader oil spill on Rennell Island, Solomon Islands.

Moves to Re-float Bulk Carrier Vessel in Rennell Underway

An operation is underway in the Solomon Islands to re-float a ship that ran aground three months ago, causing an environmental disaster.
Sediment run-off from logged areas at the Kongulai catchment area.

Water Cuts Due to Logging Activities?

Solomon Water and relevant government Ministries are currently investigating a logging operation near the Kongulai water source area.
For this pilot programme, nine young entrepreneurs are paired with experienced mentors who are also members of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI).

YECSI Launches Business Mentoring Programme

The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) has launched the first ever business mentoring programme on Thursday 2nd May, 2019.

SICCI Members Updated on Revised Credit Guarantee Scheme

Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) who are members of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) had the opportunity to be informed about the revised SME Credit Guarantee Scheme.

RSIPF Investigates Deaths Over the Weekend

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are investigating the death of two people in separate incidents in Honiara over the weekend.
They are the Hilltop Innovators: Giftson, Rosa, Joyce and John.

Trash to Cash: Cleaner, Greener Gizo

At the top of a steep hill in Gizo, the capital of Solomon Islands’ Western Province, four young people are leading a low-key waste management revolution.