Economy Archive August 2019

The project is due for completion by December 2019.

Undersea Cables Linking PNG and Solomon Islands to Australia Lands in Sydney

Thousands of kilometres of underwater data cables connecting Australia to two of its Pacific neighbours has made land in Sydney.
Inspector Sireheti was recruited into the police in August 2003 as a 20-year-old.

Young Police Officer Gets International Recognition

Inspector Kerry Sireheti is a 37-year-old male officer in the Royal Solomon Islands who hails from Munda in the Western Province and Langalanga in the Malaita Province. He’s the third child in a family of four.
Two Malaysian Nationals to Face Charge of Alleged Attempted Murder

Two Malaysian Nationals to Face Charge of Alleged Attempted Murder

Two Malaysian nationals working with the Asian company Samlinsun in Honiara will face charges of attempted murder following an incident at the company’s premises in the Lungga area east of Honiara on 24 August 2019.
Unemployed Youths Start Organic Farm

Unemployed Youths Start Organic Farm

Located on the outskirts of Honiara, Gurafesu Farm is managed by a little over 20 youths of the Molotabi community in the Malaita Province.
New Gizo Market Will Boost Economic Benefits: PM

New Gizo Market Will Boost Economic Benefits: PM

The new Gizo market facility will boost economic benefits for the people of Western Province.
Census Office Warns Public of Fraudulent Employment Deals

Census Office Warns Public of Fraudulent Employment Deals

The Government through its 2019 National Census Office has strongly warned the general public to be cautious against self-claimed Census recruitment agents who promised to arrange jobs in the upcoming National Census.
Police Investigates Death of 18 YO Girl

Police Investigates Death of 18 YO Girl

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are investigating the dead body of an 18-year-old female person found in the eastern side of the Holy Cross Cathedral Hill in Central Honiara this morning.
Police Deploy Officers to the Western Border

Police Deploy Officers to the Western Border

The next deployment of officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to the western border with Papua New Guinea have left Honiara on Monday on-board Patrol Boat LATA.
No Tsunami Threat to Solomon Islands

No Tsunami Threat to Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands Meteorological Service at 12:20am this morning on Wednesday 21st August 2019 issued a no tsunami statement following a 6.0 magnitude earthquake.
15 YO Boy Arrested for Rape

15 YO Boy Arrested for Rape

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at Auki in the Malaita Province have arrested a 15-year-old male for the alleged rape of a 9-year–old girl at Zion Village in Central Kwara’ae on 13 August 2019.
Bank Officer Arrested and Charged for Stealing

Bank Officer Arrested and Charged for Stealing

Officers of Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) National Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) in Honiara have arrested and charged a 42-year-old female for two counts of larceny by servant on 15 August 2019.
Don Bosco Provides Education to Children Living Near Dump Site

Don Bosco Provides Education to Children Living Near Dump Site

The Don Bosco Technical Institute Henderson, located in Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, launched a new project in 2019 to provide education to children living near the Ranadi dump site in a suburb east of Honiara.
Public Warned of Foreign Counterfeit Notes

Public Warned of Foreign Counterfeit Notes

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has confirmed that counterfeit $50 euro notes have been found circulating in Honiara.
Police Steps Up Fight Against Kwaso Production

Police Steps Up Fight Against Kwaso Production

Kwaso is illegal. It affects the health of people who consume the home brew and it causes social problems including violence in families and the community at large.

Crack Down on Illegal Sale of Alcohol and Drugs

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) serving the Guadalcanal Province (GP) have arrested and charged four suspects during a one-week operation targeting the use of illegal alcohol and drugs in Central, East and North East Guadalcanal on 25 July to 3 August 2019.
“The suspect is expected to be charged with several counts of contravening the Road and Traffic Regulations,” says Leonard Menateyi.

Police Investigates Traffic Accident in Temotu Province

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Temotu Province are investigating a vehicle accident at Nea Village on 31 July 2019 when a three-ton truck over turned after it experienced a mechanical problem.
“Those that would benefit from this wage increase are definitely those that need it the most. It would be the house maids, shopkeepers, the carpenters, mechanics and the likes."

Minimum Wage Doubled

The country’s minimum wage has now doubled, from just over SBD$4 per hour to SBD$8 per hour – the new rate will be applied across all sectors.
The latest round of SICCI provincial business training showed that over 70% of the participants were women.

SICCI Wraps Up Provincial Visits for 2019

Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) concluded its provincial visits for 2019 with its fourth provincial training mission to Munda in the Western Province.
“Central Honiara reported the highest number of incidences with Geology, Point Cruz and Tuvaruhu being the hotspot areas.”

High Number of Alcohol Related Disturbances

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Honiara City have recorded an increase in the reports of alcohol related incidents such as disturbances and disorderly behaviour over the last reporting period 20 June to 1 August 2019.
We need to do better. Every child in the Solomon Islands has the right live free from violence and fear, as do all children around the world.

The Need to Do More to Protect Our Children

There is a silent epidemic in my country. Where I live in the Solomon Islands, every single day children - and especially girls - are facing violence.
“Domestic Violence is a serious crime," says ACP Vaevaso.

Spike in Domestic Violence Cases in Honiara

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have recorded an increase in the number of domestic violence cases in Honiara for the two-week period from 20 July to 1 August 2019.
An RSIPF officer control traffic during the operation.

RSIPF Joins Forces with HCC to Tackle Traffic Congestion

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Traffic Department in Honiara are working together with officers of the Honiara City Council (HCC) Law Enforcement to deal with the road congestion in the capital city.
For now, Hellen’s biggest priority is to gain more skills and knowledge to develop herself and her community.

Solomon Islands APTC Alumna Makes Progress for Women in Trades

Hellen Samo holds an Australian qualification from the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) in Painting and Decorating, joining the many women unveiling their potential in Solomon Islands’ trades industries.
Police Commissioner, Matthew Varley.

Deaths From Vehicle Accidents In Logging Operations Concerning: Varley

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is concerned about the number of deaths from road accidents involving vehicles operated by logging companies throughout Solomon Islands.
The TV component of the campaign – more than 130 30 and 15-second spots - will be carried across the Seven Network’s 7, 7mate, 7two and 7flix channels.

Tourism Solomons and Solomon Airlines Launch First-ever Australia TV campaign

Tourism Solomons and Solomon Airlines have combined resources to launch a major two-tiered Australian TV/digital campaign designed to position the Solomon Islands as the newest ‘must visit’ destination on the local travel landscape.