Solomon Islands

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.

Solomon Islands backs Kiribati’s vice-president on PACER Plus

Wed 04 Jun 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- Lead spokesperson for the Forum Island Countries (FICs) on PACER-Plus Robert Sisilo supports comments by the Vice-President of Kiribati that PACER-Plus should ensure that the agreement lives up to it’s ideals.

US helping Solomons clear WW2 ordinance

Tue 27 May 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- A United States diving team is in Solomon Islands training police and a bomb-disposal group on how to clear unexploded ordnance around the country.

US helping Solomons clear WW2 ordinance

Tue 27 May 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- A United States diving team is in Solomon Islands training police and a bomb-disposal group on how to clear unexploded ordnance around the country.

Solomon Islands Political Parties Integrity Bill likely to pass into law

Mon 26 May 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- The government of Solomon Islands says its Political Parties Integrity Bill is "very close" to finally becoming law.

21 arrested in Solomons

Thu 22 May 2014 -

The Solomon Islands has returned to normal after rioting and disturbances in the capital city of Honiara last weekend.

Solomon Islands PM denies Cabinet approving 45 million for flood rehabilitation

Tue 20 May 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- Solomon Islands Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo says Cabinet has never approved a substantial amount of money for the rehabilitation of the April flood victims.

53 suspects arrested for Honiara disorder

Tue 20 May 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- A total of 53 suspects relating to last weekend’s looting and burning of Honiara city have been apprehended and are assisting police investigations.

Night of terror

SOLOMON STAR/PACNEWS
Mon 19 May 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- Solomon Islands Police fired more than 50 rounds of tear gas as they launched an all-out battle against a large mob that looted and burned down shops in the King George area, Friday night. The trouble was initiated by a group of disgruntled flood victims who ...

Safe House for female victims of domestic violence

Fri 16 May 2014 -

HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- A Safe House has been established at Noro in Solomon Islands Western Province to look after women victims of domestic and sexual violence.