Economy Archive September 2019

ASSISTING ABROAD: Rotary Club of Bathurst members Susannah Folley, Beryl Dyck, Phil Hampton and Rob Barlow.

Bathurst Rotary to Lead Sanitation Project in the Solomon Islands

Seven Rotary Club of Bathurst members are set to embark on a 16-day mission to help a small village in the Solomon Islands install improved sanitation facilities.
Operation High Visibility Continues

Operation High Visibility Continues

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) continue to conduct public awareness talks in Honiara as part of the ‘Operation High Visibility’ which started after the Solomon Islands Government made the decision to switch diplomatic relations from the Republic of China (ROC) to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on 16 September 2019.
MCT Permanent Secretary Andrew Honiara shaking hands with Australian High Commission Counsellor for Economics Andrew Schloeffel, after untying ribbons to officially launch the report.

MCT and Australia Launch New Tourism Trails

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) and the Australian Government initiative, Strongim Bisnis, today launched the new Solomon Islands tourism trails itineraries which connect tourist sites together.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was the runner-up for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

US Allies Urged to Resist Chinese Coercion

Another US Senator has reacted to the diplomatic switch by calling on the United States to ensure the Chinese Communist Party's efforts to isolate Taiwanese Allies are not successful.
Forum Vital in Building Business Confidence: PM

Forum Vital in Building Business Confidence: PM

The Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum is essential in building confidence and trust between businesses in both Australia and Solomon Islands.
Police Commissioner Varley at the decommissioning ceremony of the RSIPV LATA at the Maritime Aola Base in Honiara.

RSIPV LATA Decommissioned From Service

As the sun set over the Maritime Aola Base on the foreshores of the capital Honiara, the faithful lady, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Vessel 03 LATA ended its service to the Government and the people of Solomon Islands.
Australia Supports Development of New Tourism Trails

Australia Supports Development of New Tourism Trails

The Australian Government initiative, Strongim Bisnis has worked with Solomon Islands’ tourism operators in Guadalcanal, Western and Central to develop new tourism trails.
“Fiona is stepping up to fill a pair of very big boots but she is the right person for this role,” Mr Hapa said.

Tourism Solomons Announces New Marketing Manager

Tourism Solomons chairman, Chris Hapa has announced the appointment of senior marketing information officer, Fiona Teama to the role of marketing manager with immediate effect.
CITIES Listing of Bechdemer Will Affect Rural Communities

CITIES Listing of Bechdemer Will Affect Rural Communities

Solomon Islands is unhappy with the recent listing of three high value bechedemer, or sea cucumber species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species or CITES.
Crocodile Kills Elderly Man in Western Province

Crocodile Kills Elderly Man in Western Province

A man believed to be in his 70’s has died after being allegedly killed by a crocodile at Olive Village in the Roviana Lagoon, Western Province during the afternoon of 2 September 2019.
SICCI is represented by Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ms Atenasi Ata at the Conference.

SICCI Highlights Investment Potential in Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) highlighted what Solomon Islands as a country has to offer in terms of potential for business to invest during the 2019 Papua New Guinea Investment Conference.

17 YO Girl Investigated for Death of Infant

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) in Kirakira are investigating an alleged infanticide incident that occurred at a School in East Makira in the Makira-Ulawa Province on 20 August 2019.