Economy Archive August 2023

The exercise is jointly developed by the RSIPF and Defence Australia. This is an annual event since it was first conducted in 2017.

Exercise Coastwatchers Set to Return to Honiara

An Australian Defence Force team will be back in Honiara from late August until late September to partner with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) on a range of training- including small boat handling and maintenance, and border surveillance.
PPC Kili appealed to those living in villages along the northern coast to look out for the missing boy or report any unusual or suspicious sightings to the nearest police station.

Police Search for Missing Person After Fishing Accident

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at Auki Police Station in Malaita Province are conducting a search for the body of a male person who had gone missing after a fishing trip near the Ramos Island on 22 August 2023.
Operation Island Chief aimed to enhance data collation, analysis, and filtering to inform both national and regional surveillance.

Pacific Ocean Safeguarded from Illegal Fishing Threats

Marking a significant achievement, Operation Island Chief, a comprehensive surveillance initiative led by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), successfully concluded its mission last week.
The direct shipping ore (DSO) nickel laterite project is estimated to have a mine life of six years. It is expected to require an initial investment of $21.3m.

Kolosori Nickel Project in Isabel Set to Commence in October

The Kolosori nickel project located in the Solomon Islands is expected to commence operations in October 2023. The Kolosori nickel project is an open-pit mine being developed on Isabel Island of the Solomon Islands.
The participants of the refresher training had the opportunity to learn about key information related to scabies control including the cause, sources of transmission and updated treatment regimens.

Repeat Mass Drug Administration against Scabies Currently Underway in Honiara City

The nationwide Mass Drug Administration (MDA) a program that aims to treat everyone with scabies medicine that commenced last year in Honiara and across the provinces, have again commenced in Honiara City on Wednesday 16 and will complete 29 August.
Essential drugs such as panadol, antibiotics, anti-fugal, anti-inflammatory, ibuprofen, ampicillin, and diclofenac, including IV antibiotics and dressings are out of stock.

Chronic Drug Shortage Being Addressed

The ongoing shortage of drugs in the country is being addressed, officials from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) say.
The Acting Director of Solomon Islands Immigration, Mr. Chris Akosawa made it clear to the public and communities living along common borders of SI-PNG that the travel passage under the Immigration Act 2012 is meant for the traditional border inhabitants of Fauro, Mono, Alu (FAMOA) and North Western end of Choiseul Province.

Solomon Islander Convicted for Illegal Border Crossing

The Solomon Islands Immigration Division is warning the public against illegal border crossings following the conviction of a Solomon Islands national.
'Poetry is a powerful platform that has the potential to empower and build young climate leaders, and more importantly their resilience in their own respective schools, communities and the country as a whole.'

Australia Supports SICAN to Launch Climate Change Poetry Competition

Australian High Commission (AHC) and Solomon Islands Climate Action Network (SICAN) are proud to launch a Climate Change Poetry Competition under the theme ‘People First’.
Many Pacific countries rely heavily on energy and food imports, and persistently elevated international food and energy prices will create prolonged price pressures on the region, with the potential to push vulnerable populations into poverty.

Pacific Recovery Picks Up Amid Uncertain Global Outlook

Despite uncertainty about the outlook for inflation and interest rates in major economies and trading partners, developing Pacific economies are expected to grow in 2023 and 2024 due to a recovery in tourism, post-disaster rebuilding, and infrastructure construction, a World Bank report released today says.
Construction of the SBD$60 million Munda International Airport Terminal Building is due for completion by the end of September under the Solomon Islands Roads and Aviation Project (SIRAP).

Solomon Airlines Reopens Brisbane-Munda Route

Solomon Airlines has announced an immediate expansion of services between Solomon Islands and Australia from October, 2023, following the arrival of the airline’s second international aircraft last week.
"The enthusiasm of all participants was palpable, and I am certain that this successful event will yield many fruitful collaborations and promote tourism to our beautiful island nations.”

Treasures of the South Pacific Roadshow 2023: A Celebration of Island Diversity

After an eventful journey across Australia's major cities, the annual Treasures of the South Pacific (ToSP) roadshow has concluded, once again uniting travel advisors, industry professionals, and tourism representatives from around the region.

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