Solomon Islands

Country Solomon Islands
Capital Honiara
Continent Australia-Oceania
Currency Solomon Islands dollar(SBD)
Languages English

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Introduction

The UK established a protectorate over the Solomon Islands in the 1890s. Some of the most bitter fighting of World War II occurred on this archipelago. Self-government was achieved in 1976 and independence two years later. Ethnic violence, government malfeasance, and endemic crime have undermined stability and civil society. In June 2003, then Prime Minister Sir Allan KEMAKEZA sought the assistance of Australia in reestablishing law and order; the following month, an Australian-led multinational force arrived to restore peace and disarm ethnic militias. The Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has generally been effective in restoring law and order and rebuilding government institutions.

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Solomon Islands - Wikipedia
Solomon Islands - CIA World Fact Book
Solomon Islands - BBC
Solomon Islands - Timeline - BBC

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IMF Executive Board Approves a US$28.5 Million Disbursement to Solomon Islands to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Approves a US$28.5 Million Disbursement to Solomon Islands to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

Solomon Islands High Commissioner Thanks Fiji Government - Solomon Times OnlineSolomon Islands High Commissioner Thanks Fiji Government  Solomon Times Online

IMF Disburse US$28.5 Million to Solomon Islands to Address COVID-19 Pandemic - Solomon Times OnlineIMF Disburse US$28.5 Million to Solomon Islands to Address COVID-19 Pandemic  Solomon Times Online

Immobilised Solomon Islands seasonal workers - devpolicy.orgImmobilised Solomon Islands seasonal workers  devpolicy.org

First Solomon Islands repatriation flight on Tuesday - RNZFirst Solomon Islands repatriation flight on Tuesday  RNZ

Constitutional questions over Solomon Islands' coronavirus crackdown - The InterpreterConstitutional questions over Solomon Islands' coronavirus crackdown  The Interpreter

Solomon Islands PM calls on public to take lockdown seriously - RNZSolomon Islands PM calls on public to take lockdown seriously  RNZ

IFC Is Supporting Solomon Islands Companies Through The COVID-19 Crisis - Solomon Times OnlineIFC Is Supporting Solomon Islands Companies Through The COVID-19 Crisis  Solomon Times Online

The Remote Solomon Islands Are a Diver's Paradise in the South Pacific - Condé Nast TravelerThe Remote Solomon Islands Are a Diver's Paradise in the South Pacific  Condé Nast Traveler

Solomons to observe test lockdown - RNZSolomons to observe test lockdown  RNZ

Solomons police investigate death of Australian - RNZSolomons police investigate death of Australian  RNZ

Solomon Islands police investigate social justice commentator - Asia Pacific ReportSolomon Islands police investigate social justice commentator  Asia Pacific Report

New Covid-19 regulations for Solomon Islands - RNZNew Covid-19 regulations for Solomon Islands  RNZ

New $15 million Operation to Build Sustainable Growth in Solomon Islands - Modern DiplomacyNew $15 million Operation to Build Sustainable Growth in Solomon Islands  Modern Diplomacy

Solomon Airlines Confirms 26 May Repatriation Flight - Solomon Times OnlineSolomon Airlines Confirms 26 May Repatriation Flight  Solomon Times Online

Community Responses to COVID-19: From the Horn of Africa to the Solomon Islands - World - ReliefWebCommunity Responses to COVID-19: From the Horn of Africa to the Solomon Islands - World  ReliefWeb

Solomon Islands border is secure: Pais - POST-COURIERSolomon Islands border is secure: Pais  POST-COURIER

Pacific Islands Threatened by COVID-19 - International Monetary FundPacific Islands Threatened by COVID-19  International Monetary Fund

United Stand For A COVID-19 Free Solomon Islands - Solomon Times OnlineUnited Stand For A COVID-19 Free Solomon Islands  Solomon Times Online

Solomon Airlines Confirms Repatriation Flights From Honiara To Vila And Nadi To Honiara - Fiji Sun OnlineSolomon Airlines Confirms Repatriation Flights From Honiara To Vila And Nadi To Honiara  Fiji Sun Online

6.6-magnitude quake hits 169 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands -- USGS - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua6.6-magnitude quake hits 169 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands -- USGS - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Details of Solomon Islands economic package revealed by PM - RNZDetails of Solomon Islands economic package revealed by PM  RNZ

Coronavirus in the Pacific: weekly briefing - The GuardianCoronavirus in the Pacific: weekly briefing  The Guardian

Sport: Futsal World Cup delay could benefit Solomon Islands - RNZSport: Futsal World Cup delay could benefit Solomon Islands  RNZ

Solomons Opposition calls for Police Commissioner appointment - RNZSolomons Opposition calls for Police Commissioner appointment  RNZ

New US$15 Million Operation To Build Sustainable Growth In Solomon Islands - Scoop.co.nzNew US$15 Million Operation To Build Sustainable Growth In Solomon Islands  Scoop.co.nz

IFC Appoints Smiley Giobauta as New Country Officer for Solomon Islands - Solomon Times OnlineIFC Appoints Smiley Giobauta as New Country Officer for Solomon Islands  Solomon Times Online

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands (Papua New Guinea) on Thursday, 7 May 2020 - information : - VolcanoDiscoveryStrong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Solomon Islands (Papua New Guinea) on Thursday, 7 May 2020 - information :  VolcanoDiscovery

Pacific Informal Settlements: Not Immune to COVID-19 - Solomon Times OnlinePacific Informal Settlements: Not Immune to COVID-19  Solomon Times Online

Solomon Islands students help out Fiji victims of TC Harold restore lives - Asia Pacific ReportSolomon Islands students help out Fiji victims of TC Harold restore lives  Asia Pacific Report

Solomon Islands Looks to Satlink Technology to Monitor Fishing Activities - Solomon Times OnlineSolomon Islands Looks to Satlink Technology to Monitor Fishing Activities  Solomon Times Online

Flying One of the World's Favourite Aircraft, in the Solomon Islands - Solomon Times OnlineFlying One of the World's Favourite Aircraft, in the Solomon Islands  Solomon Times Online

Patrol on PNG-Solomon Islands border needs more resources - POST-COURIERPatrol on PNG-Solomon Islands border needs more resources  POST-COURIER

Prepare for a New Normal: Dr Forau - Solomon Times OnlinePrepare for a New Normal: Dr Forau  Solomon Times Online

Plans To Help Solomon Islanders Stranded Here - Fiji Sun OnlinePlans To Help Solomon Islanders Stranded Here  Fiji Sun Online

Police Investigates Traffic Accident Involving Officers - Solomon Times OnlinePolice Investigates Traffic Accident Involving Officers  Solomon Times Online

Solomon Airlines Confirms Repatriation Arrangements - Solomon Times OnlineSolomon Airlines Confirms Repatriation Arrangements  Solomon Times Online

Solomon Islands High Commission Thanks Government For Returning Citizens - Fiji Sun OnlineSolomon Islands High Commission Thanks Government For Returning Citizens  Fiji Sun Online

USA lauds COVID-19 free Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands Broadcasting CorporationUSA lauds COVID-19 free Solomon Islands  Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation

Solomons govt warned not to abuse emergency powers - RNZSolomons govt warned not to abuse emergency powers  RNZ

5.0-magnitude quake hits 62km ENE of Lata, Solomon Islands -- USGS - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua5.0-magnitude quake hits 62km ENE of Lata, Solomon Islands -- USGS - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

GeneXpert Testing Cartridges Will Enable COVID-19 Testing in Solomon Islands - Solomon Times OnlineGeneXpert Testing Cartridges Will Enable COVID-19 Testing in Solomon Islands  Solomon Times Online

Japan announces $216M funding - Solomon StarJapan announces $216M funding  Solomon Star

Civil Societies meet online to discuss regional priorities - RNZCivil Societies meet online to discuss regional priorities  RNZ

SINU RESUMES - Solomon StarSINU RESUMES  Solomon Star

NZ and WHO lauds the COVID-19-free Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands Broadcasting CorporationNZ and WHO lauds the COVID-19-free Solomon Islands  Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation

South Pacific thought bubbles: travel and TV | The Strategist - The StrategistSouth Pacific thought bubbles: travel and TV | The Strategist  The Strategist

Royal blunder: How Kate risked diplomatic row in South Pacific - ExpressRoyal blunder: How Kate risked diplomatic row in South Pacific  Express

New Diagnostic Blood Test Could Help Eliminate Malaria - Solomon Times OnlineNew Diagnostic Blood Test Could Help Eliminate Malaria  Solomon Times Online

COVID-19 Has Significantly Affected Enterprises, SICCI Survey Reveals - Solomon Times OnlineCOVID-19 Has Significantly Affected Enterprises, SICCI Survey Reveals  Solomon Times Online

The Pacific Front: Australia and US Must Counter China’s Expansionism - The Globe PostThe Pacific Front: Australia and US Must Counter China’s Expansionism  The Globe Post

Labour Mobility and Human Development Officer - ReliefwebLabour Mobility and Human Development Officer  Reliefweb

Solomon Islands: Dozens missing after ferry defies cyclone warning - BBC NewsSolomon Islands: Dozens missing after ferry defies cyclone warning  BBC News

At the Start of World War II Imperial Japan Was on a Roll - Yahoo NewsAt the Start of World War II Imperial Japan Was on a Roll  Yahoo News

Solomon Islands National University to resume classes on June 1 - Papua New Guinea TodaySolomon Islands National University to resume classes on June 1  Papua New Guinea Today

The Public Safety LTE & 5G Market: 2020 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts - Salamanca PressThe Public Safety LTE & 5G Market: 2020 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts  Salamanca Press

COVID-19 and Solomon Islands: the first casualties and possible ramifications - devpolicy.orgCOVID-19 and Solomon Islands: the first casualties and possible ramifications  devpolicy.org

Ernest D. Betlach | Obituaries | southernminn.com - Southernminn.comErnest D. Betlach | Obituaries | southernminn.com  Southernminn.com

When China came calling: inside the Solomon Islands switch - The GuardianWhen China came calling: inside the Solomon Islands switch  The Guardian

All schools ordered to close in Solomon Islands - RNZAll schools ordered to close in Solomon Islands  RNZ

The Fiji Times » Pacific Mini Games to be delayed - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Pacific Mini Games to be delayed  Fiji Times

The Most Difficult Places in the World to Be Gay - 24/7 Wall St.The Most Difficult Places in the World to Be Gay  24/7 Wall St.

WORKING TOGETHER TO COMBAT COVID-19 IN THE PACIFIC - Solomon StarWORKING TOGETHER TO COMBAT COVID-19 IN THE PACIFIC  Solomon Star

Solomon Islands: A Pacific Linchpin Is Pulled - The DiplomatSolomon Islands: A Pacific Linchpin Is Pulled  The Diplomat

Telecoms in the Solomon Islands to benefit from various developments - GlobeNewswireTelecoms in the Solomon Islands to benefit from various developments  GlobeNewswire

China has Honiara onside but hasn't yet won over Solomon Islands - The InterpreterChina has Honiara onside but hasn't yet won over Solomon Islands  The Interpreter

Neighbours, The Voice and Border Security screened in Pacific in $17m soft-power push - ABC NewsNeighbours, The Voice and Border Security screened in Pacific in $17m soft-power push  ABC News

Logging is ripping apart the Solomon Islands. One man is fighting back. - National GeographicLogging is ripping apart the Solomon Islands. One man is fighting back.  National Geographic

27 dead on Solomon Islands ferry: Did it follow virus order? - The Mainichi27 dead on Solomon Islands ferry: Did it follow virus order?  The Mainichi

Helping protect Solomon Islands from COVID-19 – Save the Children Australia - Save The Children AustraliaHelping protect Solomon Islands from COVID-19 – Save the Children Australia  Save The Children Australia

Solomon Islands steps up security at PNG border - RNZSolomon Islands steps up security at PNG border  RNZ

Solomon Islands is no paradise for women. These people are leading the charge for change - ABC NewsSolomon Islands is no paradise for women. These people are leading the charge for change  ABC News

Solomons' government vetoes Chinese attempt to lease an island - The GuardianSolomons' government vetoes Chinese attempt to lease an island  The Guardian

Solomon Islands high schools to resume some classes next week - RNZSolomon Islands high schools to resume some classes next week  RNZ

Mangau denies knowledge of new money scheme - Solomon StarMangau denies knowledge of new money scheme  Solomon Star

Central Solomon Islands hit by flooding - RNZCentral Solomon Islands hit by flooding  RNZ

Voluntary Licensing Agreements For Remdesivir - Intellectual Property - India - Mondaq News AlertsVoluntary Licensing Agreements For Remdesivir - Intellectual Property - India  Mondaq News Alerts

Coronavirus: China asks Solomon Islands to ease travel restrictions - RNZCoronavirus: China asks Solomon Islands to ease travel restrictions  RNZ

Solomon Islands yet to confirm China as partner - RNZSolomon Islands yet to confirm China as partner  RNZ

Solomon Islands responds to threat of Covid-19 - RNZSolomon Islands responds to threat of Covid-19  RNZ

Rumblings along the federal fault line in Solomon Islands - The InterpreterRumblings along the federal fault line in Solomon Islands  The Interpreter

North Island sitting on volcanic 'superplume' behind biggest event in Earth's history, scientists say - NewshubNorth Island sitting on volcanic 'superplume' behind biggest event in Earth's history, scientists say  Newshub

Hong Kong crisis: Ugandan Asians offer golden example - The TimesHong Kong crisis: Ugandan Asians offer golden example  The Times

Solomon Islands and Indonesia strengthen development co-operation - RNZSolomon Islands and Indonesia strengthen development co-operation  RNZ

Former All White Aaron Clapham hangs up his boots after eventful career - Stuff.co.nzFormer All White Aaron Clapham hangs up his boots after eventful career  Stuff.co.nz

Solomon Islands : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Solomon Islands - International Monetary FundSolomon Islands : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Solomon Islands  International Monetary Fund

Solomon Islands govt hoping to boost agriculture and other sectors - RNZSolomon Islands govt hoping to boost agriculture and other sectors  RNZ

Artemis Gallery presents investment-grade antiquities, Asian & ethnographic art in its June 4th auction - ArtfixDailyArtemis Gallery presents investment-grade antiquities, Asian & ethnographic art in its June 4th auction  ArtfixDaily

Solomon Islands government says China's island lease 'unlawful' - Nikkei Asian ReviewSolomon Islands government says China's island lease 'unlawful'  Nikkei Asian Review

Machetes in hand, women fight logging in Solomon Islands - Thomson Reuters FoundationMachetes in hand, women fight logging in Solomon Islands  Thomson Reuters Foundation

China-Taiwan: Solomon Islands' switch and a “new normal” - The InterpreterChina-Taiwan: Solomon Islands' switch and a “new normal”  The Interpreter

In Blow to Taiwan, Solomon Islands Is Said to Switch Relations to China - The New York TimesIn Blow to Taiwan, Solomon Islands Is Said to Switch Relations to China  The New York Times

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with the Solomon Islands - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with the Solomon Islands  International Monetary Fund

Solomon Islands: encounters in paradise - Earshot - ABC NewsSolomon Islands: encounters in paradise - Earshot  ABC News

Infirmity woes in Solomon Islands - Solomon Times OnlineInfirmity woes in Solomon Islands  Solomon Times Online

Director of Solomon Islands ponzi scheme arrested - RNZDirector of Solomon Islands ponzi scheme arrested  RNZ

SOLMAT Ready for Action - Solomon Islands - ReliefWebSOLMAT Ready for Action - Solomon Islands  ReliefWeb

Deadly landslide in Solomon Islands - RNZDeadly landslide in Solomon Islands  RNZ

COVID-19 Casting a Dark Shadow on Solomon Islands Tourism - Solomon Times OnlineCOVID-19 Casting a Dark Shadow on Solomon Islands Tourism  Solomon Times Online

New Travel Advisory Expands Ban on Passengers Travelling to Solomon Islands - Solomon Times OnlineNew Travel Advisory Expands Ban on Passengers Travelling to Solomon Islands  Solomon Times Online