Solomon Islands

Bank report identifies political interference in state companies

Samisoni Pareti In Apia, Samoa.
Sat 30 Aug 2014 -

The Asian Development Bank today released a damming report on the poor performance of state owned enterprises in a number of Pacific Island economies, singling out political interference as a major contributing factor.

Child labour,trafficking is common in Pacific

Fri 29 Aug 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- labour and trafficking is common in the Pacific Island countries but proper information on the issue was never passed on to people who need to know of such issue.

Pacific Islands operation catches three vessels suspected of IUU

Fri 29 Aug 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- Legal investigations are underway in Kiribati and Papua New Guinea, after three vessels were found reportedly fishing illegally in Pacific Islands waters.

Family Protection Bill receives support

Wed 27 Aug 2014 -

HONIARA,Solomon Islands ----Debate in Solomon Islands Parliamenton the Family Protection Bill 2014 concludes on Monday.

Temotu Pele MP Dies

Wed 27 Aug 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ----Solomon Islands Member of Parliament for Temotu Pele Martin Magga has died late on Monday night.

U.S Secretary of State arrives today in Solomon Islands

Wed 13 Aug 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- United States Secretary of State John Kerry arrives today on his first visit to Solomon Islands.

Smallest FFA member to grow SIDS voice at PIFS table

Thu 07 Aug 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ----Tokelau's admission to associate membership of the Pacific Islands Forum is a welcome milestone that will boost oceans and fisheries issues in the region’s peak policy body.

[EXCLUSIVE] RAMSI under the microscope

Nic Maclellan in Koror, Palau
Wed 30 Jul 2014 -

Pacific leaders gathered in Palau for the Pacific Islands Forum will be presented with a new report that assesses one of the region’s key initiatives – the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI).

Fiji, Solomon Air War Worsens

Samisoni Pareti
Tue 29 Jul 2014 -

The flight dispute between Fiji and Solomon Islands has worsened with Fiji announcing its decision to prevent Air Niugini from picking up Solomon Airline passengers from Nadi International Airport.

Solomon Islands PM to open new diplomatic mission in Cuba, Jakarta

Tue 22 Jul 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- Solomon Islands Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has left the country to officially open two of the country’s newest overseas missions.

Solomon islands voters to see list from today

Tue 22 Jul 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- Registered voters in Solomon Islands will have a chance to check their names on the Provisional Voters List, starting from today.

RAMSI welcomes appointment of New Solomon Islands Police Commissioner

Mon 21 Jul 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) welcomes the appointment of Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner, Frank Prendergast to the role of Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Commissioner.

RAMSI welcomes appointment of New Solomon Islands Police Commissioner

Mon 21 Jul 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) welcomes the appointment of Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner, Frank Prendergast to the role of Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Commissioner.

Market access alone won’t boost economies

Daniel Gay
Fri 18 Jul 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- Solomon Islands last week became the first country to receive approval to export timber to Australia under new guidelines on the legality of logging products. The move secures the $4 million market in Solomon Islands sawn timber exports to Australia, an industry which employs at least ...

Solomon Islands and Cook Islands Launch Peer Review Reports

Tue 15 Jul 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- At the 18th Forum Economic Ministers Meeting in Honiara last week, the governments of Solomon Islands and Cook Islands took the opportunity to launch their Forum Compact Peer Review Reports.

Vodafone Expands to PNG and Solomons

Tue 15 Jul 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- Vodafone is extending its business activities to the somewhat exotic regions of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, after forming a non-equity arrangement with a local player.

Expiry of Air Service agreement led to suspension of flights

Tue 15 Jul 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- Solomon Islands permanent secretary of the ministry of aviation and communication Francis Lomo said the suspension of Solomon Airlines was due to the expiry of the air service agreement between Solomon Airlines and Fiji Airways.

Biometric voter list to be used in provincial elections in Solomon Islands

Mon 14 Jul 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- The Biometric Voter List (BVL) will be used as the voter list in the upcoming six provincial elections in Solomon Islands.

Solomon Islands suspends Fiji Airways flights to Honiara

Mon 14 Jul 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- Solomon Islands is suspending Fiji Airways flights to and from Honiara starting Tuesday July 15, following the denial of entry of Solomon Airlines flight to Nadi over the weekend by Fijian authorities.

Solomon Islands gets the nod to trade timber to Australia

Fri 11 Jul 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- Solomon Islands is the first country in the world to receive approval to trade timber products to Australia under new timber legality guidelines.

Talks on RAMSI held in Solomon Islands

Mon 23 Jun 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- Solomon Islands Government and RAMSI Officials held consultations to review the regional assistance mission, Friday.

Call for long-term plan to help Solomon Islands' flood victims

Mon 23 Jun 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- The Solomon Islands Government has been urged to develop a clear, long-term plan to help people still living in evacuation centres since April's devastating floods.

Solomons developing election code for media

Fri 20 Jun 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission says it will be consulting local media for the first time before developing its new code of conduct for journalists covering the upcoming national elections.

Australian Justice Minister visit Solomon Islands

Thu 12 Jun 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- Australian Minister for Justice Michael Keenan will visit Solomon Islands over the next two days to discuss continuing support for the Solomon Islands people through law and justice initiatives.

WHO urges prompt action after Solomons diarrhoea outbreak

Thu 05 Jun 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---The World Health Organisation says young children in Solomons Islands are particularly vulnerable to severe effects of dehydration and it's urging parents to seek medical advice to limit the spread of diarrhoea illness.