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The cruel ironies of the 2021 Honiara riots

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By Terence Wood If you’re foraging for irony and surprise in the ashes of Honiara’s riots, there’s plenty to be found. For a start, there are the two main political antagonists: the Prime Minister Manessah Sogavare, and the Premier of…

Solomon Islander views

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By Stephen Howes The riots in Solomon Islands last week have thrust the small Pacific country into the international spotlight. What is their cause? A useful source is the public opinion survey conducted by the survey firm Tebbutt Research in…

Riot impact assessment November 2021

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The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has updated its initial assessment on the cost of the damage of the riot on the local economy. The extent of the adverse impact on the economy is extensive and estimated to have…