Economy Archive June 2019

Constable Helai of the RPNGC hands over the keys of the gifted motorcycles to Acting DC Operation Joseph Manelugu.

PNG Police Donates Five Motorcycles to RSIPF

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) received five motorcycles from the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara on 11 June 2019.
“Coconut oil saved me, gave me a future I never thought was possible, my children are in school, and I can look after them well,” Linda said, now beaming with pride at what she has achieved.

Coconut Oil Saved Me

Linda first came to Honiara in the early 1980s, 14 at the time she was just excited to visit the capital city.
Solomon Airlines Helping Tourism Accommodation Development

Solomon Airlines Helping Tourism Accommodation Development

The biggest challenge facing the Solomon Islands, as it attempts to catch up with more successful tourist destinations in the South Pacific, is a shortage of hotel beds.
CRB is the most serious insect pest of coconuts, impacting thousands of coconut plantations in Solomon Islands.

29,000 Hectares of Coconut Plantations Under Threat

29,000 Hectares! That is the estimated total land size of coconut plantations throughout the Solomon Islands that is currently under threat by a new invasive strain of the coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB).
Police Kill Crocodiles As Attacks on Villagers Increase

Police Kill Crocodiles As Attacks on Villagers Increase

A three-day operation by officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Police Response Team (PRT) has killed four crocodiles in and around the Koqu Deo Settlement including Kaza Village on Kolombangara Island in the Western Province from 5 – 7 June 2019.
Signing by the President of KMU and Acting Vice Chancellor, Dr Jack Maebuta.

KMU and SINU Sign Extended MOU

The Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU) of Taiwan visited the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) yesterday to sign the extended existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between both universities.
Dr Phillip Ross also worked on the 2011 Rena oil spill in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty.

Scientists Asses Impact of Oil Spill Disaster

A New Zealand ecologist says a team of scientists is testing marine life and paint left from the MV Solomon Trader at the site of one of Solomon Islands' worst environmental disasters.
Police Investigate Suspicious Death

Police Investigate Suspicious Death

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Honiara is investigating the suspicious death of a 26-year-old male person who died after he sustained body injuries.
Decline in Tourist Numbers for 2019

Decline in Tourist Numbers for 2019

Solomon Islands has seen a decrease in arrivals into the country during the first quarter of this year 2019, according to the National Statistics Office (NSO).
Kiwi Company Wins Bid to Power Rural Areas

Kiwi Company Wins Bid to Power Rural Areas

New Zealand sustainable energy company Infratec has won a joint bid to deliver renewable electricity generation for the first time to four outer islands in the Solomons.
SINCW said that the rise in rape cases is alarming and calls on community leaders to do more to protect girls and woman.

22 Year Old Arrested for Rape of 69 Year Old Woman

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) arrested a 22-year-old male person for the alleged rape of a 69-year-old woman at Nusa Baruku Village on Gizo Island in the Western Province on 4 June 2019.
Solomon Water says it is important to boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation.

Solomon Water Advice Customers to Boil Water

Solomon Water has advised its customers to boil their water before food preparation or consumption.