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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New Patrol Boat to Benefit People of Solomon Islands - Solomon Times OnlineNew Patrol Boat to Benefit People of Solomon Islands  Solomon Times Online

Solomon Islands: China’s Island Lease ‘Unlawful’ - VOA NewsSolomon Islands: China’s Island Lease ‘Unlawful’  VOA News

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

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

Getting To The Solomon Islands Just Became Easier! - DeeperBlue.comGetting To The Solomon Islands Just Became Easier!  DeeperBlue.com

A Chinese land deal in the Pacific is disrupting access to one of WWII's most important battlefields - Business InsiderA Chinese land deal in the Pacific is disrupting access to one of WWII's most important battlefields  Business Insider

Latest patrol boat gifted to Solomon Islands - Australian Defence MagazineLatest patrol boat gifted to Solomon Islands  Australian Defence Magazine

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

SINPF Develops Innovative IT Solution for youSave Members - Solomon Times OnlineSINPF Develops Innovative IT Solution for youSave Members  Solomon Times Online

China signs deal to 'lease' Pacific island in Solomons - Economic TimesChina signs deal to 'lease' Pacific island in Solomons  Economic Times

Chinese land deal in Solomon's Guadalcanal disrupts access to WWII site - CNAChinese land deal in Solomon's Guadalcanal disrupts access to WWII site  CNA

'Green Apostles' recruited for Solomon Islands - Solomon Times Online'Green Apostles' recruited for Solomon Islands  Solomon Times Online

How the Solomon Islands improved working conditions for women - DevexHow the Solomon Islands improved working conditions for women  Devex

Australia gifts Guardian-class patrol boat to Solomon Islands - Naval TechnologyAustralia gifts Guardian-class patrol boat to Solomon Islands  Naval Technology

China downplays Solomon island lease debacle, tells U.S. to stay out - ReutersChina downplays Solomon island lease debacle, tells U.S. to stay out  Reuters

Chinese redevelopment of Solomon Islands' Gold Ridge mine dubbed 'way over the top' - ABC NewsChinese redevelopment of Solomon Islands' Gold Ridge mine dubbed 'way over the top'  ABC News

Preparations Underway for Royal Visit Preparation for the visit next week by His Royal Highness, the - Solomon Times OnlinePreparations Underway for Royal Visit Preparation for the visit next week by His Royal Highness, the  Solomon Times Online

Police Destroys 745 Kilograms of Cocaine - Solomon Times OnlinePolice Destroys 745 Kilograms of Cocaine  Solomon Times Online

Solomon Ports Major Sponsor of Miss Solomon Islands Event - Solomon Times OnlineSolomon Ports Major Sponsor of Miss Solomon Islands Event  Solomon Times Online

Chinese Investor Cuts Access to Historical Site - Solomon Times OnlineChinese Investor Cuts Access to Historical Site  Solomon Times Online

In pics: Solomon Islands - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaIn pics: Solomon Islands - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Judges Selected for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards - Solomon Times OnlineJudges Selected for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards  Solomon Times Online

The Tulagi turning point - The StrategistThe Tulagi turning point  The Strategist

Climate Change, Conflict, and Peacebuilding in Solomon Island Communities - New Security BeatClimate Change, Conflict, and Peacebuilding in Solomon Island Communities  New Security Beat

Climate Change, Conflict, and Peacebuilding in Solomon Islands - Solomon Times OnlineClimate Change, Conflict, and Peacebuilding in Solomon Islands  Solomon Times Online

Census Launched in Solomon Islands - Solomon Times OnlineCensus Launched in Solomon Islands  Solomon Times Online

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - Paraguay roll past Solomon Islands - FIFA.comFIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - Paraguay roll past Solomon Islands  FIFA.com

China's proposed games support a lifeline for Solomon Islands - RNZChina's proposed games support a lifeline for Solomon Islands  RNZ

2019 U17 World Cup Preview: Mexico vs Solomon Islands - FMF State of Mind2019 U17 World Cup Preview: Mexico vs Solomon Islands  FMF State of Mind

IFC-Supported Gender Project Changes Solomon Islands' Business Culture - Solomon Times OnlineIFC-Supported Gender Project Changes Solomon Islands' Business Culture  Solomon Times Online

Solomon Islands deal with Chinese developer highlights Pacific tensions - World Socialist Web SiteSolomon Islands deal with Chinese developer highlights Pacific tensions  World Socialist Web Site

EASI Congratulates Dr Forau on New Role as CBSI Governor - Solomon Times OnlineEASI Congratulates Dr Forau on New Role as CBSI Governor  Solomon Times Online

Prince Charles set for emotional Solomon Islands trip in bid to tackle climate change - ExpressPrince Charles set for emotional Solomon Islands trip in bid to tackle climate change  Express

Chinese groups target $825m on mining and infrastructure in Solomon Islands - News - GCRChinese groups target $825m on mining and infrastructure in Solomon Islands - News  GCR

Australia hands over Guardian-class patrol boat to Solomon Islands - IHS Jane's 360Australia hands over Guardian-class patrol boat to Solomon Islands  IHS Jane's 360

Solomon Islands U17 Makes History - Solomon Times OnlineSolomon Islands U17 Makes History  Solomon Times Online

Sea-level rise has claimed five whole islands in the Pacific - Scoop.co.nzSea-level rise has claimed five whole islands in the Pacific  Scoop.co.nz

Gold Ridge gold mine relaunched in Solomon Islands - RNZGold Ridge gold mine relaunched in Solomon Islands  RNZ

Where does waste go on a small island? - UN EnvironmentWhere does waste go on a small island?  UN Environment

Sport: Solomon Islands defend Oceania futsal crown - RNZSport: Solomon Islands defend Oceania futsal crown  RNZ

Chinese firms target $825mn mining infrastructure in Solomon Islands - Construction Global - The Global Construction PlatformChinese firms target $825mn mining infrastructure in Solomon Islands  Construction Global - The Global Construction Platform

Sogavare Praises Waka Mere Initiative - Solomon Times OnlineSogavare Praises Waka Mere Initiative  Solomon Times Online

Life Alone on a Disappearing Island Climate change is harsh reality for the Pacific Islands to - Solomon Times OnlineLife Alone on a Disappearing Island Climate change is harsh reality for the Pacific Islands to  Solomon Times Online

Solomon Islands Are Protecting Children From Measles & Rubella - Vax Before TravelSolomon Islands Are Protecting Children From Measles & Rubella  Vax Before Travel

Drugs wash up in Solomon Islands - RNZDrugs wash up in Solomon Islands  RNZ

Explosive ordnance experts sent to Solomon Islands - The Bay's News First - SunLiveExplosive ordnance experts sent to Solomon Islands - The Bay's News First  SunLive

RIPEL Committee Initiates Ambitious Programme The Solomon Islands Cabinet Sub - Solomon Times OnlineRIPEL Committee Initiates Ambitious Programme The Solomon Islands Cabinet Sub  Solomon Times Online

New Zealand works on relationships with Solomon Islands, Vanuatu - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaNew Zealand works on relationships with Solomon Islands, Vanuatu - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Solomons stamp ticket to Lithuania - FIFA.comSolomons stamp ticket to Lithuania  FIFA.com

Solomon islands back referendum with police officers - POST-COURIERSolomon islands back referendum with police officers  POST-COURIER

Kurukuru Rewarded for Recent Win - Solomon Times OnlineKurukuru Rewarded for Recent Win  Solomon Times Online

Mexico crushed the Solomon Islands to qualify to the Round of 16 in the U17 World Cup. - FMF State of MindMexico crushed the Solomon Islands to qualify to the Round of 16 in the U17 World Cup.  FMF State of Mind

Australian's Foreign Minister visits Solomon Islands, Vanuatu - RNZAustralian's Foreign Minister visits Solomon Islands, Vanuatu  RNZ

Solomon Islands' province to block all China loans - RNZSolomon Islands' province to block all China loans  RNZ

Daily life of children in Solomon Islands - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaDaily life of children in Solomon Islands - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

China, US respond to lease termination in Solomon Islands - RNZChina, US respond to lease termination in Solomon Islands  RNZ

Rapist On The Run Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force - Solomon Times OnlineRapist On The Run Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force  Solomon Times Online

Solomon Islands Measles Vaccination Campaign Underway - Solomon Times OnlineSolomon Islands Measles Vaccination Campaign Underway  Solomon Times Online

Peace Corps volunteers to return to Solomon Islands after 20 years - POST-COURIERPeace Corps volunteers to return to Solomon Islands after 20 years  POST-COURIER

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - Italy run rampant in Group F opener - FIFA.comFIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - Italy run rampant in Group F opener  FIFA.com

US Peace Corps to return to Solomon Islands - RNZUS Peace Corps to return to Solomon Islands  RNZ

New Security College Supports Pacific Region - Solomon Times OnlineNew Security College Supports Pacific Region  Solomon Times Online

RPT-Chinese land deal in Solomon's Guadalcanal disrupts access to WWII site - ReutersRPT-Chinese land deal in Solomon's Guadalcanal disrupts access to WWII site  Reuters

Australia delivers next Guardian patrol boat to Solomon Islands - Defence ConnectAustralia delivers next Guardian patrol boat to Solomon Islands  Defence Connect

ICT Professionals Meet to Talk About the Future of Technology in Solomon Islands - Solomon Times OnlineICT Professionals Meet to Talk About the Future of Technology in Solomon Islands  Solomon Times Online

Spike in Sexual Violence Incidents Sexual violence - Solomon Times OnlineSpike in Sexual Violence Incidents Sexual violence  Solomon Times Online

Solomon Islands Undersea Cable Live by Feb 2020 - SubTel ForumSolomon Islands Undersea Cable Live by Feb 2020  SubTel Forum

2023 Pacific Games: China to gift stadium to Solomons - RNZ2023 Pacific Games: China to gift stadium to Solomons  RNZ

Telekom TV Broadcasts FIFA U17 World Cup Live and Free - Solomon Times OnlineTelekom TV Broadcasts FIFA U17 World Cup Live and Free  Solomon Times Online

Miss Solomon Islands Pageant crowning tonight - Solomon StarMiss Solomon Islands Pageant crowning tonight  Solomon Star

‘PNG needs pricing transparency’ - POST-COURIER‘PNG needs pricing transparency’  POST-COURIER

US denies 'blocking' Solomon Islands US dollar account - Fiji TimesUS denies 'blocking' Solomon Islands US dollar account  Fiji Times

Jubilant Solo retain crown but Oceanian gap narrows - FIFA.comJubilant Solo retain crown but Oceanian gap narrows  FIFA.com

Sireheti Receives International Award - Solomon Times OnlineSireheti Receives International Award  Solomon Times Online

Miss Solomons has a PNG connection - Loop PNGMiss Solomons has a PNG connection  Loop PNG

Tabuteau advancing bilateral relationships in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu - Mirage NewsTabuteau advancing bilateral relationships in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu  Mirage News

2023 Pacific Games: Solomons submits plan to China for support - RNZ2023 Pacific Games: Solomons submits plan to China for support  RNZ

Oceanian contenders line up for shot at world stage - FIFA.comOceanian contenders line up for shot at world stage  FIFA.com

Pacific SIDS Prepare to Submit 3 VNRs in 2020 | News - IISD Reporting ServicesPacific SIDS Prepare to Submit 3 VNRs in 2020 | News  IISD Reporting Services

PM returns from Australian tour - Solomon StarPM returns from Australian tour  Solomon Star

Symbol of America on silver $2 coin for Solomon Islands - Coin WorldSymbol of America on silver $2 coin for Solomon Islands  Coin World

Challenges operating in the Pacific and impact of online news concerns at Melanesian Media Freedom Forum - Asia Pacific ReportChallenges operating in the Pacific and impact of online news concerns at Melanesian Media Freedom Forum  Asia Pacific Report

Proposed Infrastructure Program for Australia-Solomon Islands partnership towards inclusive economic growth - Mirage NewsProposed Infrastructure Program for Australia-Solomon Islands partnership towards inclusive economic growth  Mirage News

Appendix A: Nationalities by regional classification - Pew Research CenterAppendix A: Nationalities by regional classification  Pew Research Center

More than 70 Years Later, Rabaul's Aerial Battleground Is Still Haunting - Air & Space MagazineMore than 70 Years Later, Rabaul's Aerial Battleground Is Still Haunting  Air & Space Magazine

Groups address threats to media freedom in Melanesia - IFEXGroups address threats to media freedom in Melanesia  IFEX

TOP TEN SCUBA DIVING DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD - DIVE MagazineTOP TEN SCUBA DIVING DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD  DIVE Magazine

HMAS Adelaide heads to the Solomons - Australian Defence MagazineHMAS Adelaide heads to the Solomons  Australian Defence Magazine

Australia launches defence operation to get Pacific performers to Edinburgh Military Tattoo - ABC NewsAustralia launches defence operation to get Pacific performers to Edinburgh Military Tattoo  ABC News

Melanesian journalists call on Indonesian government to stop criminalizing journalism - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostMelanesian journalists call on Indonesian government to stop criminalizing journalism - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Q&A: Lack of human resources biggest challenge for data in the Pacific - DevexQ&A: Lack of human resources biggest challenge for data in the Pacific  Devex

Nauru 19: Australian judge blasts 'appalling' persecution of protesters - The GuardianNauru 19: Australian judge blasts 'appalling' persecution of protesters  The Guardian

Prince Charles makes powerful tribute before he embarks on ‘inspiring’ trip to India - ExpressPrince Charles makes powerful tribute before he embarks on ‘inspiring’ trip to India  Express

Motion of No-Confidence on 18 November against Solomon Islands PM Sogavare invalid says Clerk to Parliament - Papua New Guinea TodayMotion of No-Confidence on 18 November against Solomon Islands PM Sogavare invalid says Clerk to Parliament  Papua New Guinea Today

Newborns who face extreme weather, food shortages and disease in climate change hotspots - Mirror OnlineNewborns who face extreme weather, food shortages and disease in climate change hotspots  Mirror Online

Royal escape: Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall's welcome Kiwi break - New Zealand HeraldRoyal escape: Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall's welcome Kiwi break  New Zealand Herald

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - Contrasting debuts for continental kings - FIFA.comFIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - Contrasting debuts for continental kings  FIFA.com

New diplomat to UN wants more Pacific say over ocean resources - RNZNew diplomat to UN wants more Pacific say over ocean resources  RNZ

Postal voting to close on November 22: BRC - POST-COURIERPostal voting to close on November 22: BRC  POST-COURIER

PNGEC set to help with referendum - POST-COURIERPNGEC set to help with referendum  POST-COURIER