Economy Archive January 2023

Despite the passage of important legislations, such laws have not necessarily achieved the desired outcome i.e. more arrests and/or prosecution for those who use public assets for private gain.

Solomon Islands Registers Minimal Improvements in Corruption Perception Index (CPI)

The country ranks 77 and scores 43 respectively according to the Solomon Islands Corruption Perception Index (CPI) recently released by Transparency International and launched by Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI).
Miss Solomon Islands Tiare Haro enjoying the sights and sounds of beautiful Samoa.

Miss Solomon Islands Visits Savaii in Samoa

Miss Solomon Islands Tiare Haro has settled in well since her arrival in Samoa for the Miss South Pacific.
Suspect is currently remanded at Rove Correctional Service and will appear at Honiara Magistrate Court on 9 February 2023.

Police in Tulagi Arrest and Charge a 40-years-old Male for Rape

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at Tulagi police station in Central Province have arrested and charged a 40-years-old male for raping a 13-years-old female at Savo Island in Central Province on 22 January 2023.
The iMRV helps to strategies, plan, implement, track and assess climate change mitigation actions.

Developing an Integrated Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (iMRV) tool for Solomon Islands

Over 30 representatives from government, ministries, CSOs and private sector organizations that work in the sectors that involve in joined the inception workshop to initiate the design and development of and effective and robust iMRV tool.
The Solomon Islands sit on the "Ring of Fire" area of tectonic activity in the Pacific.

No Tsunami Threat After Earthquake

An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred at 01:35 am early this morning near Latitude 60.2 Degrees South, Longitude 155.4 Degrees East.
The visit by MS Paul Gauguin will be followed by Seabourn Cruise Line’s Seabourn Sojourn which arrives on 24 February at Tavanipupu Island Resort in Marau Sound before heading to Honiara.

Solomon Islands 2023 Cruise Season Well Underway

The Solomon Islands 2023 cruise season is off to a cracking start with seven ships already confirmed over the next four months.
“Should Solomon Islands graduate out of the LDC status, trade will be an important tool to sustain the country’s economy,” the Foreign Affairs Minister said.

Solomon Islands Not Ready to Graduate from Least Developed Country Status

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon. Jeremiah says the Solomon Islands is not ready to graduate from its least developed country status.
Some of the 84 workers listening attentively to speakers at the briefing last week.

84 PALM Workers Depart for Australia Under Labour Mobility Scheme

A total of 84 people completed their Pre-Departure Briefing last week as the number of workers recruited under the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) Scheme continues to increase.
“I call on both parties in the incident to refrain from any further unlawful actions and allow police to investigate the matter,” PPC Ngili says.

Police Arrest a Male Person for Arson Incident in Choiseul Province

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) at Taro Police Station have arrested a male suspect for burning a dwelling house at Sagasaga village Choiseul Province on 5 January 2023.
Search continues in Solomon Islands for two missing children.

Search Continues For Two Missing Children After Boat Overturned

Two children remain missing in Solomon Islands waters after a boat overturned more than a week ago.
Solomon Islands, Australia and New Zealand are strong, traditional partners in education through the joint Solomon Islands Education Sector Support Program (ESSP) which aims to improve access to quality basic education for all children in Solomon Islands regardless of gender, ability, and location.

Ministry of Education and Key Partners Celebrate International Day of Education

The Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) celebrates the International Day of Education 2023 with Solomon Islands Education Sector Support Program government partners.
“I want to urge youth in the Western Province to approach their parents, close relatives or their best friends if they have issues that are bothering them as young people growing up during these challenging times."

Police Investigate Suspicious Death of Young Man

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at Noro police station are investigating a suspicious death following the discovery of a young man’s body hanging inside his bedroom on the 17 January 2023 in Western Province.
The event has not prompted any tsunami advisories.

5.0 Earthquake Hits Near Shortland

A magnitude-5.0 earthquake occurred in the Solomon Sea, near Shortland Island at around 07:13 this morning.
Dynamite fishing is a destructive fishing practice using explosives, often extracted from WWII UXO, to stun or kill schools of fish for easy collection.

Police Clamp Down on Dynamite Fishing

Dynamite fishing is on the rise in the Central Province and police are clamping down on those involved.
Suspect is currently remanded at Rove Correctional Service and will appear at Honiara Central Magistrates’ Court on 24th January 2023.

50 Year Old Arrested for Raping Niece

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at Tulagi Police Station in Central Province have arrested and remanded a male person in his 50s for raping his 14-year-old niece at big Ngella in Central Province.
SIWA says they are currently monitoring the source turbidity and will keep the public  informed.

SIWA Cuts off Supply from Kongulai Water Source

Solomon Water has cut off water supply from its Kongulai water source because of high turbidity.
The Prime Minister acknowledged the governments of Australia and New Zealand and their people respectively for the assistance. He says the project is co-funded by the national government together with the governments of Australia and New Zealand.

Ground Breaks for Multimillion Dollar Airfield Project in Taro

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has paid homage to the landowners of Taro airfield for allowing their land for the important infrastructure.
Newly appointed CEO of Air Vanuatu Mr. Joseph Laloyer (L) and Solomon Airlines CEO Mr. Gus Kraus met in Port Vila.

Solomon Airlines Seeks Greater Cooperation With Air Vanuatu

Solomon Airlines CEO Mr. Gus Kraus met with newly appointed CEO of Air Vanuatu Mr. Joseph Laloyer in Port Vila last weekend, for two days of discussions to further their Melanesian ties and discuss greater cooperation between the national carriers.
“The project is not only strengthening the health system and services of Kilu’ufi but also the country at large, serving as a significant alternative for the National Referral Hospital in terms of additional and provision of tertiary services in the Province ”, said the Permanent Secretary Mrs. McNeil.

JICA and Health Minister Progress Kilu’ufi Hospital Project

Ministry of Health and Medical Services together with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on 12th Thursday signed Minutes of Discussions on the Preparatory Survey for the Project of improvement and expansion of Kiluúfi Hospital.
An active trough lies to the south of the Solomon Islands, whilst a northwesterly flow persists over the country.

Heavy Rain Warning Still in Force

The Solomon Islands Meteorological service (METS) says the heavy rain warning that is associated with a trough south of the Solomon Islands is still in force.
RSIPF and SIAF members attended the program and undertook light gym session led by RAPPP’s health and fitness instructor during the opening program.

Staying Fit and Active: AFP Funds Outdoor Gym for Police

Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) Policing Partnership Program (RAPPP) rolled out a pilot outdoor gym program at Tetere Police Station during the opening program last month (December).
One of the donated tractors being used at the Varivao Ltd holdings farm on Guadalcanal.

Boosting Exports: Solomon Islands Moves to Meet Export Standards

The Enhance Integrated Framework (EIF) Project implemented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) has provided a lot of positive impacts on the export sector to ensuring it meets international standards.
Police are sweeping through the capital Honiara, determined to curb illegal gambling.

34 Busted for Illegal Gambling

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and members of Solomon’s International Assistance Force (SIAF) have arrested 34 suspects during the operation “STOPEM GAMBLING” last week.
Her first flight as a Dash 8 Captain in Command took place today Tuesday 3 January, on the Santa Cruz to Honiara route, operating with Captain Geoff Posala.

Solomon Airlines Congratulates Pilot Lyndah Owen on Promotion to Dash-8 Captain in Command

Solomon Airlines has kicked off 2023 with congratulations to pilot Lyndah Tito Owen, on her promotion from Dash 8 First Officer to Captain of the national carrier’s largest domestic aircraft.
“Community did not supply any information of anyone suspected but believe that it washed ashore by the sea due to high tide during the day,” Mr Soakai said.

Police Investigates Death of Infant

Police at Tulagi in Central Island Province are investigating an infanticide incident in relation to the body of a female infant found washed ashore at Boromole Village seaside on 21 December 2022.

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