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Economist to lead Fiji's oldest political party

ECONOMIST and former University of the South Pacific academic Professor Biman Prasad is the National Federation Party's new leader.

Training for regional middle managers

ABOUT 30 middle level managers, team leaders and potential managers from the region completed a two-week training organised by the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority and the Papua New Guinea Inland Revenue Commission on Friday.

Structural shift in technology

There is a structural shift in terms of infrastructure from centrally diesel generation to renewable energy, says Asian Development Bank senior Pacific energy specialist Anthony Maxwell.

Melanesia faces problem with energy access

MELANESIAN countries continue to battle the issue of energy access and connectivity to electricity power.

Development of Pacific media

DEVELOPING professionalism in the region's media sector is one of the main objectives of the Pacific Islands News Association, says PINA president Moses Stevens.

Suva company to install solar in Tuvalu

A Suva based company has been awarded a contract to help install solar systems in three Tuvalu islands.

Economies experience growth

THE two largest economies in the Pacific region have experienced strong commodity-led growth in recent years.

RSE workers advised to invest earnings gainfully

Seasonal farm workers from the Pacific Islands region working in New Zealand’s horticulture sector under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme are being taught to manage their earnings well and invest wisely as part of PT&I’s ongoing annual financial literacy programme for seasonal workers.

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About the Solomon Islands

Welcome to the Solomon Islands official news portal. The Solomon Islands is the third largest archipelago in the South Pacific.

The country's capital, Honiara, is situated on the north-west coast on the island of Guadalcanal.

Island Living

  • Our climate is tropical, with average daytime temperatures around 29 degrees and high humidity.
  • There are 87 indigenous languages including Melanesian Pidgin English which is used predominantly.
  • English is used and understood throughout the Solomon Islands.
  • The standard unit of currency is the Solomon Islands Dollar.
  • One Australian dollar will buy approximately three Solomon Island dollars.


Next Holiday come to the Solomon Islands. Tropical Islands, palm fringed  beaches, world class diving sites and fishing to die for.

Stay in a village on the Weathercoast,  trek & bike in Guadalcanal,  kayak in Western Province,  surf in Kakira,  explore the Arnavon Islands and South Choiseul and much more.