Latest "Solomon Islands" News

12/06/2021

Solomon Islands PM survives no-confidence vote after unrest

Situation remains tense in Honiara as opposition accuses Manasseh Sogavare of being ‘in the service of a foreign power’.

Source: Al Jazeera English

12/06/2021

Solomon Islands prime minister survives no-confidence vote after riots

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday survived a no confidence motion in parliament, after accusing the Pacific island nation's most populous province of being "Taiwan's agent", and anti-government protesters of attempting a coup.

Source: Reuters

11/27/2021

3 burned bodies found in Solomon Islands following days of violent protests

Three burned bodies were found in Australia's Solomon Islands after protests against the Pacific nation’s increasing links with China.

Source: USA Today

11/27/2021

Solomon Islands police find 3 bodies after violent protests

Source: ABC News

11/27/2021

3 burned bodies found in Solomon Islands' Chinatown following days of violent protests

Three charred bodies have been found in a burned out building in the Chinatown district of the Solomon Islands' capital, Honiara -- the first reported fatalities after three days of violent protests that saw more than 100 people arrested.

Source: CNN

11/27/2021

3 Bodies Found May Be Tied to Protests in Solomon Islands

The police were trying to determine if the charred remains found in the capital’s Chinatown district were linked to the protests, in which demonstrators set fire to buildings.

Source: New York Times

11/27/2021

Three bodies found after days of unrest in Solomon Islands

Australian police are now helping patrol Honiara, the capital, which was relatively calm on Saturday morning.

Source: Al Jazeera English

11/26/2021

Solomon Islands tells public workers to stay home as violent protests continue for third day

The Solomon Islands government has declared a nightly curfew and advised all public servants to stay at home as violent protests continued for a third day on Friday, with crowds gathering at the Prime Minister's residence.

Source: CNN

11/26/2021

Solomon Islands: Residents wander torched capital as Australian troops arrive

Rioters angry about the government’s diplomatic switch from Taipei to Beijing rampaged across Honiara after burning buildings in Chinatown.

Source: The Washington Post

11/25/2021

Solomon Islands: Why Are People Protesting?

Discontent has long simmered over a perceived unequal distribution of resources and the central government’s decision to switch allegiances to Beijing from Taipei.

Source: New York Times

11/25/2021

Solomon Islands enters 36-hour lockdown after protests turn violent

The Solomon Islands imposed a 36-hour lockdown in the capital, Honiara, after protesters calling for the Prime Minister to resign looted stores and set fire to buildings, including in the Pacific nation's Parliament.

Source: CNN

09/21/2020

Solomon Islands: Men working for WW2 bomb clearing agency die in explosion

The men were working to help dispose of the many unexploded World War Two bombs on the islands.

Source: BBC News