Latest News Archive December 2019

Police Search for Missing Crewmember

Police Search for Missing Crewmember

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Taro, Choiseul Province are currently are enquiring into the missing crewmember of the Landing Craft (LC) FORESEN on 28 November 2019.
Women's Leadership Makes a Difference Everyday

Women's Leadership Makes a Difference Everyday

The contribution of women and girls, particularly those living with HIV, is indispensable in the HIV response at the community level.
No ritzy, instagrammable resorts to be found here, the Solomon Islands is truly one of the world’s purest adventures.

Discovering Solomon Islands

Beyond the trending destinations lies untouched, hidden wonders just waiting to be discovered – and the Solomon Islands is one of them.
Kooline celebrate winning the first ever OFC Futsal Champions League.

Solomons Win OFC Futsal Champions League

Kooline from Solomon Islands has won the inaugural OFC Futsal Champions League with a thrilling come-from-behind 7-5 victory over AS PTT Noumea in last night's title decider in Auckland.
Forty years ago, 12 Pacific leaders met in the Solomon Islands under the chairmanship of the Rt Hon Peter Kenilorea (C) and adopted and opened for signature the Convention to formally establish the agency that today is known as the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA).

Forty Years of Fisheries Vision

“We remind ourselves that FFA members were the founding members for the Tuna Commission and since the beginning, even during the days of the negotiations for the Convention [to establish the Commission] we have been driven by the exceptional vision, forty years ago on why we do this.” Dr Manu Tupou-Roosen, Director General, Forum Fisheries Agency.

UK Based Company Builds Interest In Solomon Islands Nickel Prospect

UK based resources investor Gunsynd PLC has bought a small stake in a company which owns a nickel prospect in the Solomon Islands.
Korean traditional fermented appetizer kimchi cabbage and radish salad, fish snack served in glass jars.

What it Takes to be a Foodie in 2020

The word foodie is one of the most overused and misunderstood terms in urban lingo.
SICCI Delivers Successful Business Excellence Awards 2019

SICCI Delivers Successful Business Excellence Awards 2019

The 2019 edition of Solomon Islands’ leading business event, the Business Excellence Awards (BEA) was yet another success.
Some of the women from the Graduation this week at the Heritage Park Hotel.

Waka Mere Celebrates Graduation

Waka Mere Commitment to Action Program initiative has congratulated women participants who graduated with certificate IV in Leadership and Management during a ceremony at the Heritage Hotel in Honiara on 4 November 2019.
Solomon Islands director of dental services Dr Ellison Vane, Dr David Goldsmith and Solomon Islands National Referral Hospital medical superintendent Dr John Hue in one of the new dental surgeries at the hospital.

Dental Clinic Receives Rotary Support

Residents in the Solomon Islands will be smiling a little wider and brighter after a Rotary volunteer dental team led from Ballarat built eight new dental clinics and a sterilizing room in its capital Honiara.
Where villagers grew crops on Kale Island, planted coconut trees and built homes on stilts, there are now just rocks on the white, sandy seabed. A whole way of life has been wiped off the face of the Earth.

Rising Seas Doom Islands

Australian scientists described the Solomons as a “sea-level rise hotspot”.
Axiom had its foreign investment licence cancelled by the Solomon Islands government in October this year and has been told that its expatriate workers were no longer able to stay in the country.

News Report Expose Past Dealings by Djokovic

The Australian newspaper reports that the Prime Minister’s chief of staff (prior to his appointment in October 2016) had sought payments from Axiom to smooth over problems with the government at the time.
Government Fines Axiom for Alleged Breaches

Government Fines Axiom for Alleged Breaches

Axiom Mining (AVQ) has received fines and demands from the Solomon Islands Government.
While UN75 seeks to drive conversation in all segments of society - from classrooms to boardrooms, parliaments to village halls - it will place special emphasis on those whose voices are too often marginalized or not heard in global affairs.

UN75 Conversation to Begin in Pacific

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced that next year’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations will feature a large and inclusive global conversation on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want.
Miss Samoa's costume in the recent Miss Pacific Island contest that sparked social media debate.

Miss Samoa's Traditional Wear Clarified

The designer of the traditional attire worn by Miss Samoa, Fonoifafo Nancy McFarland-Seumanu, when she was crowned Miss Pacific islands has broken his silence over a social media storm surrounding the outfit.

APTC Welcomes New Country Director for Solomon Islands and Kiribati

The Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Abigail Chang as the new Country Director for Solomon Islands and Kiribati.
New Zealand Extends Funding Partnership with Pacific Community

New Zealand Extends Funding Partnership with Pacific Community

New Zealand’s strong commitment to supporting sustainable development in the Pacific was highlighted during a small ceremony this week, which marked the official extension of its partnership with the Pacific Community (SPC).
Solomon Islands Red Cross Society Appoints New Health Manager

Solomon Islands Red Cross Society Appoints New Health Manager

Solomon Islands Red Cross Society now has a new Health Manager, she is Joanna Ramorii Tatalu. Mrs. Tatalu hails from north Malaita in Malaita Province.
Police Identify Seven Men Behind MP's Home Attack

Police Identify Seven Men Behind MP's Home Attack

Investigators of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Naha Police Station are investigating an attack on the home of the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Malaita who is residing in East Honiara.
Miss Solomons Finishes Second

Miss Solomons Finishes Second

It may not be the finish Solomon Islanders wanted, but it is history nonetheless - Miss Solomons Gladys Habu came second at the 2020 Miss Pacific Islands, the first for any Solomon Island contestant.
Outgoing Police Commissioner Varley handed the ‘sword’ over to Acting Commissioner of Police, Mostyn Mangau.

Solomon Islands Farewells 13th Commissioner of Police

Solomon Islands has farewelled the 13th Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, Matthew Varley, MBE during a ceremony at the Rove Police Headquarters on Friday 29th November 2019.
Mr. Howard Lawry, Public Solicitor (right) discusses with Andie Driu, Prosecution Advisor of Police Prosecutions Department RSIPF.

Enabling Access to Justice in Solomon Islands

Fifty members of the justice sector (30 women and 20 men) participated in a workshop to discuss implementation of the Solomon Islands Access to Justice Project over the next two years.
The Solomon Islands has one of the highest rates of family and sexual violence (FSV) in the world with 64% of women aged 15–49 have reported physical and/or sexual abuse by a partner.

Analyzing Response Services to Family Violence

In 2016, the Solomon Islands Family Protection Act (FPA) came into force setting out new provisions and stipulations for service responses under the family violence system, including counselling, refuges, medical services, Police Safety Notices (PSNs), Protection Orders, courts, and legal advice.
The Solomon Islands Measles rubella campaign ongoing so far has reached over 81,460 children aged 6 months to 5yrs 11months which is 93% of target children.

Measle Cases Double in Samoa

The number of suspected cases of measles on the Pacific island of Samoa has more than doubled over the past week to 3,530, and deaths related to the outbreak rose to 48 from 20 a week ago, the country’s Ministry of Health said Sunday.