Economy Archive February 2020

One hundred and six Solomon Islanders, including 63 women, graduated with internationally recognised qualifications and awards in 17 technical and vocational programs.

106 APTC Graduates in Solomon Islands Hailed as Role Models for TVET

The latest cohort of Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) graduates in the Solomon Islands has been hailed as role models of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
Health experts fear the COVID-19 Coronavirus is on the verge of spreading across the world.

New Travel Advisory Expands Ban on Passengers Travelling to Solomon Islands

Tourism Solomons has advised all passengers entering the Solomons Islands via air and sea ports and other points of entry to adhere to new travel ban measures related to the COVID-19 coronavirus issued by the Ministry of Health.
The EU imported 9,000 metric tons of tuna from the Solomon Islands last year, an EU spokeswoman confirmed to Undercurrent.

New Trade Agreement Allows Solomon Islands to Export Duty-Free Tuna to EU

The EU has decided to include the Solomon Islands in its trade agreement with the Pacific states, which will allow tuna caught there to be exported to EU markets without duties.
Solomon Airlines is planning a VIP welcome function at Henderson International Airport at Honiara.

Solomon Airlines Prepares for New Airbus A320

Solomon Airlines has released the first image of the airline’s shiny new Airbus A320 aircraft H4-SIB, which was painted in Townsville, Australia over the weekend.
The Australian High Commission office in Honiara.

AHC Warns Public of Scam

The Australian High Commission (AHC) Office in Honiara is warning the public that scammers are trying to mislead the public using its popular Direct Aid Program (DAP).
One Link Pacifica fits the classic "pyramid" scheme, where participants attempt to make money solely by recruiting new participants.

HCC Says One Link Pacifica Operating Illegally

The Honiara City Council (HCC) has issued a notice to One Link Pacifica, saying it has been operating without a Business License in the City and therefore illegal.
After my visit to the Sols, I'm a firm believer that its popularity will only grow. The combination of world class bluewater and sweetwater fishing is a winning formula. Add to this an incredibly accommodating culture, rich history and an idyllic tropical atmosphere - guaranteed to offer-up something for everyone!

Fishing in the Solomon Islands

Fishing World's Patrick Linehan writes about some of the exciting fishing he experienced in the Solomon Islands during a recent visit. Fishing World is Australia's leading sport fishing media brand.
The SINSO data shows for the four-month period following the initial campaign burst (August to December) Australian visitation increased by 7.4 per cent, 17.5 per cent, 3.5 per cent and 6.51 per cent, respectively.

Solomon Islands Inaugural Australian Ad Campaign Yields Positive Dividend

A first-ever Solomon Islands tourism industry TV/digital campaign targeting south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales has yielded a positive dividend for the South Pacific destination with a marked increase in Australian visitor arrivals.
“It seems increasingly likely that February will prove to be an economic write-off for China,” said the commodities consultancy Wood Mackenzie in a recent assessment.

Economic Impacts of COVID 19 Coronavirus Begins to Spread

Experts say that while the health impacts of the COVID-19 is certainly worrying, the economic impact must be considered with appropriate measures put in place.
This would enable the App to be supported by churches with resources for children’s groups and material for families to use together.

Scripture Union Signs Bible App Partnership with Solomon Islands and Other Countries

The Scripture Union (SU) has developed a bible-based game that has been downloaded and used by over 200 million users in 180 countries.
SICCI ICT Strategy Analyst, Moses Tadokata delivering his presentation on the Fibre Optic Cable, opportunities and associated risks to members of the business community during the information session hosted by SICCI.

SICCI Holds Information Session on New Fibre Optic Cable

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) on Wednesday 12th February 2020 hosted an Information Session on the Fibre Optic Cable for its members of the business community.
Solomon Water Introduce CashWater Top Up

Solomon Water Introduce CashWater Top Up

Solomon Water officially launched its online services with Ezi Pei. Customers registered with Ezi Pei will now be able to buy their CashWater top-up using their mobile phones.
The Philippines confirmed on Sunday (Feb 9) that African swine fever infections had spread in the south of the country, which accounts for nearly a third of the nation's 12.8 million pig herd.

MAL Steps Up Fight Against African Swine Flu

Additional measures will be taken by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) to contain the spread of the African swine flu into Solomon Islands.
Air Passengers Traveling from China Will Not be Permitted Entry

Air Passengers Traveling from China Will Not be Permitted Entry

The Solomon Islands Department of Immigration (DOI) has issued new directives that "all air passengers who have traveled from or transited through China 14 days before arriving in the Solomon Islands will not be permitted entry."
Police Urge Public to Put Safety First

Police Urge Public to Put Safety First

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) appeals to members of the public throughout the country to think safety first during the current bad weather.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health Mrs. Pauline McNeil.

Coronavirus Tests Negative

Results of the 4 suspected Coronavirus cases on board MV Expert berthing at Rennell Bellona is received late Thursday 06th Feb 2020 at 5:47pm by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), after a 72hours waiting period.
The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global health emergency as the toll from the virus reached 213.

Solomon Islands Joins Growing List of Countries Imposing Travel Restrictions

Solomon Islands joins countries such as the US and Singapore in imposing travel restrictions in response to the coronavirus epidemic.
The dead body is described as not very tall and wearing a pair of blue trousers.

Dead Body Found at Lunga River

The dead body of a male person has been discovered at the mouth of the Lunga River east of Honiara this morning (4 February 2020).
Solomon Islands Featured in Battlefield 5

Solomon Islands Featured in Battlefield 5

Solomon Islands has been featured in the new installation of the popular gaming series Battlefield.
Health advisory is in place to take basic hygiene practices seriously.

"Vigilance is Key"

Tourism Solomons has called on all travellers heading to the Solomon Islands to take “serious heed” of the Solomon Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) advisory regarding the current Coronavirus outbreak globally.