Destination Today

The RAMSI (Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands) drawdown is well under way. The army has left and all the civilian positions have been transitioned into bilateral aid project positions since June 2013. The police are the only RAMSI left and it's hoped that all RAMSI police will have withdrawn by 2017 or 2018. It depends on the ability of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to take over the full security role. A staged rearmament of the local police is also under way.

With restored security, increased stability and better air connections from Australia, tourism is slightly on the rise. That said, the country remains one of the poorest in the Pacific. The improvement of transport infrastructure is widely acknowledged as vital for boosting the fragile economy.