Latest News Archive September 2018

“This is a normal EOD task aimed to reduce the amount of Unexploded Ordnances stored at the site to a minimum level,” says Mr Tunuki.

Police to Conduct Live Demolition of Bombs

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team will conduct a live demolition of bombs at Hells Point, in the Alligator Creek East of Honiara on Friday 28 September 2018.
Both Foreign Ministers have agreed to pursue opportunities in the areas of tourism, transfer of knowledge, trade and culture and exchange.

New Diplomatic Ties Established

Solomon Islands and Saint Lucia have formally established diplomatic relations in New York this week.
Cyclone Liua was forecast to pass close to Solomon Islands before veering out to sea as it intensified. While weak, it is well before the usual cyclone season.

Tropical Disturbance Turns into Cyclone

A tropical storm near Solomon Islands has intensified into a cyclone - the first of the season for the South Pacific.
New Investment Opportunities Highlighted

New Investment Opportunities Highlighted

Prime Minister, Hon. Rick Houenipwela says Solomon Islands is opening its doors to increase investment opportunities.
Rain and thunderstorms have already brought heavy rainfall to parts of the Solomon Islands, and additional downpours are forecast in the coming days.

Tropical Cyclones Could Develop

Even though the official start of the South Pacific tropical season is still more than a month away, an area of low pressure could become a named tropical cyclone in the next day or two.
"Bitter rivalries and warfare serve no purpose if more emphasis is placed on promoting reconciliation amongst our people and between nations," said Hon. Milner Tozaka.

Foreign Minister Addresses Mandela’s Peace Summit

Solomon Islands Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Milner Tozaka yesterday joined world leaders in reinforcing the message of peace and ideals of humanity in a Peace Summit held at UN General Assembly.
At least five people are known to have been killed by saltwater crocodiles this year alone in Solomon Islands.

Crocodile Tourism A Possible Solution

Locals and experts say crocodiles are becoming a dangerous menace in Solomon Islands and are worried about a growing number of fatal attacks, but authorities are currently limited in their ability to cull the reptiles.
The Explosive Ordinance Team have appealed to people living in and around the Stream Valley residential area at Tasahe B to keep away from the UXO site until the Operation is completed.

Police Attends to Another Bomb Report

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will be conducting a Render Safe Procedure (RSP) in the Stream Valley residential area at Tasahe B in West Honiara between 8:00am to 11:00am (Maximum) today Friday 21 September 2018.

Armed Robbery in Shortlands

Police in Solomon Islands are investigating an armed robbery at a logging camp in the Shortland Islands believed to have been carried out by Bougainvilleans from across the border.

Juvenile Arrested for Alleged Rape in Central Province

Police in Central Province, Solomon Islands, have arrested a 15-year-old juvenile on an allegation of rape that occurred on 11 September 2018 at the Bona settlement area near Burungia Village, Small Gela.
“This is the day the country is waiting for – we’re through to the World Cup.”

Solomon Islands Through to FIFA U-17 World Cup

"We have been waiting for this moment for a long time," said a visibly emotional Stanley Waita. “This is the day the country is waiting for – we’re through to the World Cup.”
The 2007 Earthquake and Tsunami left behind millions of dollars in damages and 52 casualties, most of whom were women and children.

Earthquake Strikes Off Gizo

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Gizo, the Western Province of Solomon Islands just before midnight on 18th September.

Government Reaffirms Support at Business Forum

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Rick Houenipwela has reaffirmed his Government’s support towards two key economic infrastructures in the country.
Prime Minister Hon Rick Houenipwela spoke highly of the MoU between the Government and SICCI at the 10th Australia-Solomon Islands Business Forum last week in Brisbane.

Government Praises Chamber of Commerce

A couple of years ago policy engagement and dialogue between the Solomon Islands Government and the private sector through the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) was ad-hoc and informal.
SINU officials and its key stakeholders during the launch at SINU.

National University Launches Post-Graduate Programme

The Solomon Islands National University yesterday witnessed another milestone through the launch of its newly established Post-Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management program.
Both New Zealand and Solomon Islands have now advanced onto the Semi-Finals.

Solomon Islands Advances to Semis

Hosts Solomon Islands advanced into the semi-finals as Group A winners after an impressive 5-0 win over Vanuatu in the day’s late encounter.
The RSIPF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team successfully carried out the operation to render the bomb safe by defusing the projectile before safely transporting it to Hells Point in the Alligator Creek area in East of Honiara.

Police Successfully Defuse WW2 Bomb

Honiara City was on shut down on 13th September when the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force conducted a Render Safe Procedure to an unexploded bomb from World War 2.

Drink Driving Results in Fatality

In Honiara, Solomon Islands, a 15-year-old female died as a result of a car collision at the Honiara City Council (HCC) roundabout opposite the Solomon Water office over the weekend.
The Only Way I know

The Only Way I know

As unique as the cultures of Solomon Islands, so is the unique cultural handicraft made locally by Solomon Islanders especially that of Hellen Watena, from Auki, Malaita Province.
Solomon Island team celebrates after the win.

Solomons Secures Victory Over New Zealand

Solomon Islands put up a clinical display of football against New Zealand yesterday afternoon to secure a 5-0 victory and leap-frog to the top of the Group A standings.
Students distributing care packages to villages they visit.

Betikama Adventist Shares Gospel Through Mission

Betikama Adventist College in Honiara, Solomon Islands, is taking the gospel commission seriously. As a Top National Senior Secondary College, the school attracts students from across that South Pacific nation.
Although chiefly shields had shell and feather adornments, the most common form was more primitive and less decorative such as those in the Museum.

Solomon Treasures Unveiled

Among the wealth of weaponry and combative objects of a Whangarei Museum in New Zealand are two intriguing rattan fighting shields from the Solomon Islands.
Mangroves removed for log pond construction in East Are'Are, Malaita Province, Solomon Islands.

Gendered Effects of Corporate Logging

Sicolastika Okapisi cried as she watched machines raze the mangroves near her village of Mararo, Solomon Islands to the ground.
John Innes is the foremost authority on the history of the battles here on Guadalcanal that began on the 7th of August 1942 and lasted until the end of January 1943.

Tourism Solomons Pays Tribute to WWII Historian John Innes

Tourism Solomons board chairman, Wilson Ne’e has led the board and staff in paying tribute to WWII historian John Innes who passed away on 01 September 2018 aged 77.
Some of the colorful crafts on sale at Mrs. Sasali's stall at the central market in Honiara.

Through Hardship I Have Learnt to Be Independent

“I lost my husband many years ago and I felt bad having to depend on relatives to assist me and my children, they also have a lot of their own problems to deal with.”
The breakthrough for Solomon Islands still arrived pretty early on as Raphael Le’ai marked his birthday with a perfect gift – the opening goal of the tournament for Solomon Islands and his first as an international footballer.

Solomon Islands Posts Big Win in U16 Opener

Hosts Solomon Islands opened their campaign with a 5-0 win over Papua New Guinea in front of an expected huge crowd in the day’s later kick-off.
Fishermen paddle off Kennedy Island where Lt. John F. Kennedy and his PT-109 crew swam ashore after a Japanese ship sank their boat.

Solomon Islands - So Much More

If it weren’t for the potholes slowing us down on the road to Honiara, on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, I would have missed the sign that said Dolphin View Cottage, but our guide, Andrew, knew this road by heart.
“My government has placed more emphasis on youth entrepreneurship and programs. We believe that if we educate and provide opportunities for our youths, then we are addressing 80% of our challenges,” says the Hon Prime Minister.

Commonwealth Acknowledges Solomon Government's Achievements

The Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Ms. Patricia Scotland has acknowledged Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Rick Houenipwela and his Government’s policy shift to place more emphasis on youth development.
“Solomon Islands have never taken full advantage of this opportunity. We can provide the work force and I am pleased that Australian employers have highly recommended workers from Solomon Islands because they are hard workers,” says the Hon. Prime Minister.

MOU on Labor Mobility Signed

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Rick Houenipwela has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Pacific Labour Mobility Scheme with the Australian Government at the margins of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in Nauru this week.
Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Rick Hou and Foreign Minister, Hon. Milner Tozaka during their talks with the Norwegian Delegation.

Solomon Islands Holds Bilaterals with Norwegian Government

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Rick Hou has held bilateral talks with Norway’s International Development Minister, Hon Nikolai Astrup at the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Summit in Nauru this week.