Solomon Islands

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

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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
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Solomon Islands And New Zealand Government Join Forces To Control Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle - Scoop.co.nzSolomon Islands And New Zealand Government Join Forces To Control Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle  Scoop.co.nz

Solomon Islands backs down on plans to ban Facebook - ABC NewsSolomon Islands backs down on plans to ban Facebook  ABC News

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes near Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon Islands - VolcanoDiscoveryMagnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes near Kirakira, Nakumwe, Makira-Ulawa Province, Solomon Islands  VolcanoDiscovery

Light magnitude 4.8 quake hits 52 km northwest of Kirakira, Solomon Islands in the morning - VolcanoDiscoveryLight magnitude 4.8 quake hits 52 km northwest of Kirakira, Solomon Islands in the morning  VolcanoDiscovery

Solomon Islands withdraws Facebook ban threat - media - ReutersSolomon Islands withdraws Facebook ban threat - media  Reuters

Solomon Islands: Doctors and Medical Facilities - GOV.UK - GOV.UKSolomon Islands: Doctors and Medical Facilities - GOV.UK  GOV.UK

Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and the Solomon Islands - GOV.UKMemorandum of Understanding between the UK and the Solomon Islands  GOV.UK

Quake info: Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Coral Sea, 69 km north of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 18 Jan 2021 6:17 pm (GMT +11) - 1 user experience report - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Coral Sea, 69 km north of Port-Olry, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, on Monday, 18 Jan 2021 6:17 pm (GMT +11) - 1 user experience report  VolcanoDiscovery

Solomon Islands: in prison abroad - GOV.UK - GOV.UKSolomon Islands: in prison abroad - GOV.UK  GOV.UK

Light magnitude 4.7 quake hits 54 km southeast of Lata, Solomon Islands early evening - VolcanoDiscoveryLight magnitude 4.7 quake hits 54 km southeast of Lata, Solomon Islands early evening  VolcanoDiscovery

Quake info: Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Papua New Guinea on Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 7:18 am (GMT +11) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Papua New Guinea on Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 7:18 am (GMT +11)  VolcanoDiscovery

Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific as of 18 January 2021 - World - ReliefWebEpidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific as of 18 January 2021 - World  ReliefWeb

Fisheries need to make gender inclusion a norm, not just 'reach' women, says Pacific study - Mongabay.comFisheries need to make gender inclusion a norm, not just 'reach' women, says Pacific study  Mongabay.com

Nothing Much to Show in Rural Areas: Case Study - Solomon Times OnlineNothing Much to Show in Rural Areas: Case Study  Solomon Times Online

Another Deployment to Solomon Islands - PNG Border - Solomon Times OnlineAnother Deployment to Solomon Islands - PNG Border  Solomon Times Online

Telling Stories Through Short Films - Solomon Times OnlineTelling Stories Through Short Films  Solomon Times Online

Solomon Islands plans to ban Facebook after government criticism on the platform - TechstorySolomon Islands plans to ban Facebook after government criticism on the platform  Techstory

288 Solomon Island Students Repatriated - Fiji Sun Online288 Solomon Island Students Repatriated  Fiji Sun Online

Government Establish New Committee in Preparation for Vaccine - Solomon Times OnlineGovernment Establish New Committee in Preparation for Vaccine  Solomon Times Online

Government Backs Down on Plans to Shut down Facebook - Solomon Times OnlineGovernment Backs Down on Plans to Shut down Facebook  Solomon Times Online

Reskilling and Labour Migration Vital to Pacific's Economic Recovery - Mirage NewsReskilling and Labour Migration Vital to Pacific's Economic Recovery  Mirage News

Asia and Pacific Region COVID-19 Situation Report No. 11 (Reporting Period: 1 - 31 December 2020) - India - ReliefWebAsia and Pacific Region COVID-19 Situation Report No. 11 (Reporting Period: 1 - 31 December 2020) - India  ReliefWeb

RSIPF Arrests Three Foreigners for Illegal Entry in the Country - Solomon Times OnlineRSIPF Arrests Three Foreigners for Illegal Entry in the Country  Solomon Times Online

Palau's new president vows to stand up to 'bully' China - The GuardianPalau's new president vows to stand up to 'bully' China  The Guardian

Stung By Criticism, Solomon Islands To Ban Facebook - NDTVStung By Criticism, Solomon Islands To Ban Facebook  NDTV

How every state's population compares to countries around the world - Dothan EagleHow every state's population compares to countries around the world  Dothan Eagle

Has Prince Charles’ Nature Pledge Become A Platform For BP To Greenwash Oil Spills? - ForbesHas Prince Charles’ Nature Pledge Become A Platform For BP To Greenwash Oil Spills?  Forbes

World Earthquake Report for Saturday, 9 January 2021 - VolcanoDiscoveryWorld Earthquake Report for Saturday, 9 January 2021  VolcanoDiscovery

WATCH WATFORD VS TOWN - News - htafc.comWATCH WATFORD VS TOWN - News  htafc.com

Solomon Islands Opposition condemns Indonesia's intentions to remove West Papuans from their motherland - Papua New Guinea TodaySolomon Islands Opposition condemns Indonesia's intentions to remove West Papuans from their motherland  Papua New Guinea Today

NOAA Names 2020 Second-Hottest Year on Record; NASA Says It Tied for Hottest Ever - EcoWatchNOAA Names 2020 Second-Hottest Year on Record; NASA Says It Tied for Hottest Ever  EcoWatch

Dorothy Schmidt Cole, oldest living US Marine, dies at 107 - The Indian ExpressDorothy Schmidt Cole, oldest living US Marine, dies at 107  The Indian Express

Policy Brief: Solomon Islands' State of Environment Report Highlights Challenges of Agricultural Development - IISD's SDG Knowledge HubPolicy Brief: Solomon Islands' State of Environment Report Highlights Challenges of Agricultural Development  IISD's SDG Knowledge Hub

Solomon Islands to ban Facebook over use of abusive language against ministers, PM - Republic WorldSolomon Islands to ban Facebook over use of abusive language against ministers, PM  Republic World

Dorothy Schmidt Cole, oldest living Marine, dies at 107 - telegraphherald.comDorothy Schmidt Cole, oldest living Marine, dies at 107  telegraphherald.com

Solomon Islands Plans to Ban Facebook to Preserve 'National Unity' - Voice of AmericaSolomon Islands Plans to Ban Facebook to Preserve 'National Unity'  Voice of America

Could Covid-19, micro-nationalism and China cause Solomon Islands to split? - The StrategistCould Covid-19, micro-nationalism and China cause Solomon Islands to split?  The Strategist

Solomon Islands : Requests for Purchase under the Rapid Financing Instrument and Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Solomon Islands - International Monetary FundSolomon Islands : Requests for Purchase under the Rapid Financing Instrument and Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Solomon Islands  International Monetary Fund

Solomon Islands reports first COVID-19 case - WIONSolomon Islands reports first COVID-19 case  WION

History made in the Solomon Islands as Women’s Premier League debuts - FIFA.comHistory made in the Solomon Islands as Women’s Premier League debuts  FIFA.com

5.3-magnitude quake hits 133 km SW of Lata, Solomon Islands - ANI News5.3-magnitude quake hits 133 km SW of Lata, Solomon Islands  ANI News

Solomon Islands environmental defender faces life sentence for arson charge - Mongabay.comSolomon Islands environmental defender faces life sentence for arson charge  Mongabay.com

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

Indian diplomat Sushil Kumar Singhal appointed as next Ambassador to Solomon Islands - BW BusinessworldIndian diplomat Sushil Kumar Singhal appointed as next Ambassador to Solomon Islands  BW Businessworld

Solomon Islands early-action rainfall workshop - Red Cross Red Crescent Climate CentreSolomon Islands early-action rainfall workshop  Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Power of Democracy - Solomon Times OnlineDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Power of Democracy  Solomon Times Online

Solomon Islands Aims to Ban Facebook – The Diplomat - The DiplomatSolomon Islands Aims to Ban Facebook – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Chinese arrive in Solomon Islands to provide 2023 Pacific Games help - Insidethegames.bizChinese arrive in Solomon Islands to provide 2023 Pacific Games help  Insidethegames.biz

Pacific Games 2023 new offices officially opened in Solomon Islands - Insidethegames.bizPacific Games 2023 new offices officially opened in Solomon Islands  Insidethegames.biz

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

Solomon Islands and China sign agreement to build 2023 Pacific Games venues - Insidethegames.bizSolomon Islands and China sign agreement to build 2023 Pacific Games venues  Insidethegames.biz

Chinese still unable to travel to Solomon Islands to begin Pacific Games work - Insidethegames.bizChinese still unable to travel to Solomon Islands to begin Pacific Games work  Insidethegames.biz

Solomon Islands province announces independence vote amid China tensions - The GuardianSolomon Islands province announces independence vote amid China tensions  The Guardian

After Criticisms, the Solomon Islands Proposes Facebook Ban - The DiplomatAfter Criticisms, the Solomon Islands Proposes Facebook Ban  The Diplomat

Solomon Islands blocks bauxite mine in victory for Wagina islanders who feared for livelihoods - Amnesty InternationalSolomon Islands blocks bauxite mine in victory for Wagina islanders who feared for livelihoods  Amnesty International

Anti-China forces attempt to disrupt flight from China to Solomon Islands to prevent new Chinese ambassador from taking office - Global TimesAnti-China forces attempt to disrupt flight from China to Solomon Islands to prevent new Chinese ambassador from taking office  Global Times

Significant magnitude 5.1 earthquake 40 km southwest of Buala, Solomon Islands - VolcanoDiscoverySignificant magnitude 5.1 earthquake 40 km southwest of Buala, Solomon Islands  VolcanoDiscovery

Solomon Islands: High Frequency Phone Survey on COVID-19 - Results from Round 1 - Solomon Islands - ReliefWebSolomon Islands: High Frequency Phone Survey on COVID-19 - Results from Round 1 - Solomon Islands  ReliefWeb

Solomon Islands students ensure schools and communities are safe - PreventionWebSolomon Islands students ensure schools and communities are safe  PreventionWeb

Australian and British bomb disposal workers killed by blast in Solomon Islands - The GuardianAustralian and British bomb disposal workers killed by blast in Solomon Islands  The Guardian

The Solomon Islands Has Recorded Its First COVID-19 Case - Global CitizenThe Solomon Islands Has Recorded Its First COVID-19 Case  Global Citizen

Solomon Islands 2023 sign deal with Indonesian company for Pacific Games venue - Insidethegames.bizSolomon Islands 2023 sign deal with Indonesian company for Pacific Games venue  Insidethegames.biz

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes near Honiara, Solomon Islands - VolcanoDiscoveryMagnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes near Honiara, Solomon Islands  VolcanoDiscovery

newsGP - 'Exciting and worthwhile': Medical life in the Solomon Islands - RACGPnewsGP - 'Exciting and worthwhile': Medical life in the Solomon Islands  RACGP

Early Action Rainfall Workshop Held In Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands - ReliefWebEarly Action Rainfall Workshop Held In Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands  ReliefWeb

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

Ferry accident during Solomon Islands cyclone leaves 28 missing - The GuardianFerry accident during Solomon Islands cyclone leaves 28 missing  The Guardian

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

The state of coral reefs in the Solomon Islands - Phys.orgThe state of coral reefs in the Solomon Islands  Phys.org

Conservation complexities in East Rennell, Solomon Islands - devpolicy.orgConservation complexities in East Rennell, Solomon Islands  devpolicy.org

Solomon Islands gets a lesson in Chinese diplomacy - The InterpreterSolomon Islands gets a lesson in Chinese diplomacy  The Interpreter

Attitudes towards women's political participation in Solomon Islands - devpolicy.orgAttitudes towards women's political participation in Solomon Islands  devpolicy.org

Solomon Islands central bank cuts reserve requirements - Central BankingSolomon Islands central bank cuts reserve requirements  Central Banking

Significant magnitude 5.1 earthquake 152 km west of Lata, Solomon Islands - VolcanoDiscoverySignificant magnitude 5.1 earthquake 152 km west of Lata, Solomon Islands  VolcanoDiscovery

Solomon Islands remain committed to 2023 Pacific Games they promise - Insidethegames.bizSolomon Islands remain committed to 2023 Pacific Games they promise  Insidethegames.biz

List of English speaking lawyers in Solomon Islands - GOV.UKList of English speaking lawyers in Solomon Islands  GOV.UK

Together or apart against COVID-19? The Solomon Islands State of Emergency - Policy ForumTogether or apart against COVID-19? The Solomon Islands State of Emergency  Policy Forum

Solomon`s province Malaita seeks independence from China - WIONSolomon`s province Malaita seeks independence from China  WION

Solomon Islands oil spill report leaked to ABC reveals economic losses of up to $50 million - ABC NewsSolomon Islands oil spill report leaked to ABC reveals economic losses of up to $50 million  ABC News

How China and Taiwan Became 'Pawns' in Solomon Islands' Internal Dispute - The DiplomatHow China and Taiwan Became 'Pawns' in Solomon Islands' Internal Dispute  The Diplomat

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

Chinese charter flight to COVID-free Solomon Islands fuels independence cries - ABC NewsChinese charter flight to COVID-free Solomon Islands fuels independence cries  ABC News

Sanatana Resources to acquire Solomon Islands gold project - MINING.comSanatana Resources to acquire Solomon Islands gold project  MINING.com

Solomon Islands receives medical supplies from ADB and UNICEF - Solomon Islands - ReliefWebSolomon Islands receives medical supplies from ADB and UNICEF - Solomon Islands  ReliefWeb

Swept away: food and the burden of flooding in the Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands - ReliefWebSwept away: food and the burden of flooding in the Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands  ReliefWeb

Coastal fisheries in a pandemic: Solomon Islands and Vanuatu experiences - Vanuatu - ReliefWebCoastal fisheries in a pandemic: Solomon Islands and Vanuatu experiences - Vanuatu  ReliefWeb

Quake info: Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - 183 km southeast of Vara, Solomon Islands, on Saturday, 18 Jul 1:37 am (GMT +0) - 4 user experience reports - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - 183 km southeast of Vara, Solomon Islands, on Saturday, 18 Jul 1:37 am (GMT +0) - 4 user experience reports  VolcanoDiscovery

Villagers fight to preserve a rare piece of untouched forest in Solomon Islands - ABC NewsVillagers fight to preserve a rare piece of untouched forest in Solomon Islands  ABC News

Light magnitude 4.9 quake hits 83 km southeast of Gizo, Solomon Islands in the afternoon - VolcanoDiscoveryLight magnitude 4.9 quake hits 83 km southeast of Gizo, Solomon Islands in the afternoon  VolcanoDiscovery

Solomon Islands pineapple growers look for new ways to achieve better results - FreshPlaza.comSolomon Islands pineapple growers look for new ways to achieve better results  FreshPlaza.com

Five new medical ventilators officially handed over to the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health - Solomon Islands - ReliefWebFive new medical ventilators officially handed over to the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health - Solomon Islands  ReliefWeb

Chief Justice of Solomon Islands receives latest legal books from High Commission - GOV.UKChief Justice of Solomon Islands receives latest legal books from High Commission  GOV.UK

Pacific storm Harold moves on to Fiji after lashing Solomon Islands, Vanuatu - The HinduPacific storm Harold moves on to Fiji after lashing Solomon Islands, Vanuatu  The Hindu

The US denies geopolitical motives are behind a massive aid increase to the Solomon Islands' Malaita province - ABC NewsThe US denies geopolitical motives are behind a massive aid increase to the Solomon Islands' Malaita province  ABC News

Solomon Islands halts Australian poultry imports - The Poultry SiteSolomon Islands halts Australian poultry imports  The Poultry Site

Solomon Islands prepare for 2023 Pacific Games by removing WWII bombs from grounds - ABC NewsSolomon Islands prepare for 2023 Pacific Games by removing WWII bombs from grounds  ABC News

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

Malaita Premier's push for referendum stirs up controversy in Solomon Islands - Pacific Beat - ABC NewsMalaita Premier's push for referendum stirs up controversy in Solomon Islands - Pacific Beat  ABC News

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 ready to ban Facebook after government criticism on platform - The Globe and MailSolomon Islands ready to ban Facebook after government criticism on platform  The Globe and Mail