Latest News Archive January 2020

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

Tourism Solomons CEO Urges Travelers to be Vigilant

Tourism Solomons has called on all travelers heading to the Solomon Islands to take “serious heed” of the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) advisory regarding the current Coronavirus outbreak.
57 YO Man Arrested for Raping Daughter

57 YO Man Arrested for Raping Daughter

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force in Malaita Province have arrested a 57-year-old man for allegedly raping his 17-year-old daughter in the Kware area, west Fataleka Malaita Province.
It is a personal decision from both players as they want to explore other options.

Lea'i and Kofana Decide to Remain With Henderson Eels

Raphael Lea’i and Leon Kofana have decided to stay with Henderson Eels for the OFC Champions League after turning down the offer to continue study and train at Wellington Phoenix this year.
The Solomon Water CEO, Mr. Ian Gooden (L) and Solomon Post CEO, Mr. Alfred Ghemu (R) signining the Ezipei service contract.

Solomon Water Introduces EziPei

The Solomon Islands Water Authority is pleased to announce the launch of its CashWater online services with EziPei.
Solomon Islands Seek to Promote Low-cost, High-impact Tourism Strategy

Solomon Islands Seek to Promote Low-cost, High-impact Tourism Strategy

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has stressed the need for the country’s tourism industry to embrace a low-cost, high-impact approach if it is to achieve its objectives in 2020.
Fiji authorities are holding six Chinese travellers in quarantine as a precaution after they failed to gain entry to Samoa for not meeting strict quarantine requirements implemented last Friday.

Pacific Islands on Alert for Coronavirus

The Pacific is stepping up its defense against the Coronavirus, with many countries introducing health screenings at airports and seaports.
“It is alleged that during the time they untied the cloth they discovered a bush rope tied around the 16-year old’s neck making the death suspicious.”

Police Probe Death of 16 YO

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) in Guadalcanal Province are investigating the death of a 16-year-old male person at Koda Village in the Paru area of North West Guadalcanal on 21 January 2020.
Women Working Together to Save Endangered Sea Turtles

Women Working Together to Save Endangered Sea Turtles

With the assistance of international funding agencies women in the Solomon Islands are working hard to protect critically endangered sea turtles.
“The group must have capsized on their way as they encountered strong wind, rough seas and heavy rain on their way from Gizo to Posarae. This is a very sad incident.”

Missing Boat Found Without Nine Passengers

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) at Kia Village in the Isabel Province have confirmed that the boat missing while travelling between Gizo and South Choiseul on 15 January has been found but without the nine people that were travelling on board the boat.
Due to the public health efforts of Pacific countries and areas, the risk of measles spreading in Samoa and in other Pacific Island countries and areas has notably reduced.

Effective Control of Outbreak Helped Reduce Spread

In 2019, the Pacific saw the re-emergence of measles, with outbreaks declared in Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and American Samoa, and cases reported in Kiribati.
Masatsugu Asakawa, the 10th President of the Asian Development Bank.

ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa Assumes Office

Masatsugu Asakawa assumes office as the 10th President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) today.
The yacht was destroyed at sea between Ngela and Guadalcanal.

Cocaine Yacht 'Vieux Malin' Destroyed by Police

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) destroyed the 12-meter two-masted yacht 'Vieux Malin' yesterday, confiscated in September 2018 in an operation sting that discovered 500 kilograms of the illegal drug cocaine in the yacht off Honiara.
"I have always been passionate about my country's economy since high school and through my dad's work," she says.

Solomon Islander Featured as "An Agent of Change"

Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) Summer Intern Josephine Lagi says that the unfortunate events of the late 1990s, described by many as the ethnic tensions, stirred her to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce at Victoria University in Wellington.
Solomon Islands U14 Play for Semi Final Spot After Massive Win

Solomon Islands U14 Play for Semi Final Spot After Massive Win

The Solomon Islands U14 boys team proved too strong for a spirited Football SA Blue outfit, claiming a 9-0 win on Tuesday.
Forecasters Monitoring New Tropical Threat Emerging in the South Pacific

Forecasters Monitoring New Tropical Threat Emerging in the South Pacific

A tropical low near the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu is expected to develop into a named tropical cyclone later this week and may bring severe impacts to Fiji.
Kaua Malta Bound for Trial with Tarxien Rainbow FC

Kaua Malta Bound for Trial with Tarxien Rainbow FC

Solomon Islands midfielder and Laugu United captain Atkin Kaua departs today for a trial with professional outfit Tarxien Rainbow FC in the Maltese Premier League.
Right now, there is a trade-off between lucrative fish exports and public health in most emerging economies. But there doesn’t have to be.

Fishing Can Be Profitable for Emerging Economies

People who live in developing nations don’t just need income; they also need nourishment.
The advice will not apply to infants below six months, pregnant women or those transiting from a country not affected by the measles outbreak.

Solomon Islands Adds PNG to Measles Affected Countries

As of the 20th of January 2020 passengers travelling from Papua New Guinea (PNG) will be required to provide proof of measles vaccination.
He says the PRT team trailed the male person to verify if he was one of the wanted prison escapees while continuing to ask him to stop saying they were police officers and that they wanted to talk to him.

Police Responds To Allegations Against PRT

The Acting Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), Mostyn Mangau, has responded to media reports regarding an incident involving the RSIPF’s Police Response Team (PRT).