Solomon Islands

Evacuation centres in Solomons struggling to cope - UNICEF

Wed 16 Apr 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- The United Nations children's support agency, UNICEF says people could be in evacuation centres on Guadalcanal for months yet, as Solomon Islands tries to recover from devastating floods almost a fortnight ago.

Flood situation still dire in Solomon Islands

Mon 14 Apr 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- Nine days after devastating flash-flooding hit Solomon Islands, there are still 50,000 to 60,000 people homeless - most without shelter and fresh water.

Australian Police to protect mine in Solomon Islands: Future of Gold Ridge in doubt

Fri 11 Apr 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ----Australia dispatched a team of 33 police officers this week to help secure Gold Ridge mine site as operators St Barbara reportedly abandoned the mine in the wake of last week’s flood disaster.

No plans to replace destroyed arms in Solomon Islands

Fri 11 Apr 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ----- Licence holders of firearms are supposedly not to have their arms replaced or be given back as there are no plans to do so.

Humanitarian assistance must include leadership by Solomon Island women

Fri 11 Apr 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- The Pacific Island Forum’s Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Reference Group says leadership by women's groups in planning and delivery of humanitarian assistance can ensure the protection of women and girl’s rights during this state of natural disaster in Solomon Islands.

ANZ donates SBD$200,000 towards disaster relief efforts in Solomon Islands

Thu 10 Apr 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- ANZ has announced that it would donate SBD$200,000 (AUD$30,000) to World Vision to support disaster relief efforts in the Solomon Islands following last week’s devastating floods.

Floods leave half of Solomon Islands' capital without access to water

Thu 10 Apr 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ----Authorities say it could be weeks before water supplies to the capital of Solomon Islands are restored.

Death toll rises in flood hit Solomon Islands

Thu 10 Apr 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ----The death toll from last week's floods in the Solomon Islands has risen to at least 24 and nearly 10,000 people are in shelters in the capital, Honiara, alone.

Solidarity for the Solomon Islands: PCC

Tue 08 Apr 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ----Churches throughout the Pacific have been urged to help communities affected by weekend flooding in the Solomon Islands.

Solomon Islands National Disaster Council says Honiara needs reconstruction in wake of flash flooding

Tue 08 Apr 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands -----The chairman of the Solomon Islands National Disaster Council says Honiara needs reconstruction, not rehabilitation, in the wake of deadly flash floods.

UN, partners launch humanitarian response for flood-affected Solomon Islands

Tue 08 Apr 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ----The United Nations and its partners in the Pacific have begun deployments to Honiara today in support of the Solomon Islands’ Government response to what is considered to be “the worst floods ever seen in the country,” killing at least 23 people and affecting another 50,000 across ...

Boy survives being carried out to sea

Tue 08 Apr 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ------An 8-year-old boy carried out to sea in the Solomon Islands flood disaster has given a dramatic account of his survival.

Solomon Islands PM adjourns Parliament

Tue 08 Apr 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- Solomon Islands Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo on Monday further adjourned Parliament to allow Members of Parliament to attend to people.

Solomon Islands disaster office says supplies running out

Tue 08 Apr 2014 -

HONIARA,Solomon Islands --- The Solomon Islands Disaster Management Office says it is running out of food, water, clothing and toiletries, and rations are expected to run out today.

Disease outbreak fears in Solomons flood clean-up

Tue 08 Apr 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands -----Thousands of people are in evacuation centres in the Solomon Islands as the search continues for people missing in flash floods that hit the capital of the Pacific nation last week.

Solomon Islands goes to the polls on 29 October

Mon 07 Apr 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- Solomon Islands will go to the poll on 29 October.

21 confirmed deaths in Solomons from flooding, Fiji ready to help Solomons

Mon 07 Apr 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- Twenty one people have died and an estimated 52,000 people are affected across the Solomon Islands, after the worst flooding the country has ever seen.

Solomon Island visitors bureau targets a billion visitors

Fri 04 Apr 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- The Solomon Island visitors bureau (SIVB) is targeting to increase its visitors’ arrival into Solomon Island up to a billion within a year.

New Solomon Islands Police Act officially launched

Fri 21 Mar 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ----- The new Solomon Islands Police Act 2013 has been officially launched Thursday after it came into effect on 1 March 2014.

Allegations of widespread fraud ahead of Solomon Islands elections

Fri 21 Mar 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- Less than two weeks since the introduction of a biometric voter registration system in Solomon Islands there are allegations of electoral fraud.

Allegations of widespread fraud ahead of Solomon Islands elections

Thu 20 Mar 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- Less than two weeks since the introduction of a biometric voter registration system in Solomon Islands there are allegations of electoral fraud.

Solomon Islands welcomes CMAG decision on Fiji

Thu 20 Mar 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- Solomon Islands has welcomed the outcome of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) on Fiji during the 43rd CMAG Meeting held in London on 14 March.

Protected Areas Training for the Solomon Islands

Wed 19 Mar 2014 -

GIZO, Solomon Islands ---- Community conservation representatives, NGOs, provincial officers and the RSIPF attended a protected areas workshop in Gizo Monday (17 March 2014), facilitated by the Landowners Advocacy and Legal Support Unit (LALSU) of the Public Solicitor’s Office and the Ministry of Environment Climate Change, Disaster Management & Meteorology.

Solomon Islands MP's asset on auction

Tue 18 Mar 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ----- Properties belonging to East Fataleka Member of Parliament Steve Abana will be put on auction towards the end of this month.

Solomon Islands Chief Electoral Officer defends registration system

Fri 14 Mar 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- Solomon Islands Chief Electoral Officer, Polycarp Haununu, says an article penned by journalist Alfred Sasako speculating about the integrity of the biometric voter registration exercise which was recently published by the local newspapers was baseless.