Welcome To Solomon Islands In Focus

As a long­time friend of the Solomon Islands, let me say the aim of this website is to bring you news about the Solomon Islands, promote tourism to the "Happy Isles” and generate donations for causes in the Solomons that will provide income for charitable institutions dependent on aid and help to give much needed money for local craftsmen and women.

I would encourage you to see for yourself a most unique and different part of the world and meet friendly, hospitable people while enjoying the sheer delights and beauty of a easy accessible Pacific paradise.

Democratic rights at a time of Covid-19

Frank Short, 26-Jul-2021

Last week, the SI Governor General, His Excellency, Sir David Vunagi, GCMG, declared the country’s fifth consecutive State of Public Emergency (SOPE) on the eve of the expiry of the current SOPE (on July 24).

The threat of Covid-19 poses a threat that nobody can ignore and getting vaccinated the only option to be safe from the deadly virus

Frank Short, 26-Jul-2021

This morning I kept my appointment at a Bangkok hospital and took a taxi through the city’s main roads practically devoid of traffic and streets without pedestrians or shoppers. It was a surreal experience being the capital city of some 66 million living in Thailand. 

SI’s duel health crisis

Frank Short, 26-Jul-2021

Samson Sade writing in today’s edition of the Solomon Times Online newspaper quotes “Pacific Possible’ research stating that NCD’s are now the leading cause of death in the Solomon Islands, an estimated 60 percent of deaths in the country.

Australia Kava market could open this year, according to International Development Minister

Frank Short, 24-Jul-2021

The possibility of Kava exports into Australia could begin at the end of this year, according to Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Zed Seselja.

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