Corporate entry: British Solomon Islands Protectorate Chamber of Commerce


Founded in 1953, the Chamber of Commerce had as its chief objective the promotion and protection of local and overseas trading and all interests associated with trade and commerce. The Chamber participated in meetings with public bodies and government departments to discuss trade and industrial enterprises, taxation and tourist promotion, and met with official visitors and visiting businessmen. It had representatives on the Apprenticeship Board, the Labour Advisory Committee and the Wages Advisory Board. In 1971 Chairman K. M. Reid was the Protectorate's representative at the South Pacific Commission conference on regional trade. The Chamber also provided support for scholarships for Solomon Islands students to attend Lae Technical School. In 1971 it had sixty-five members. (NS 29 Feb. 1964, 30 Nov. 1965; AR 1967, 80, AR 1971, 102, AR 1974, 119-120)

Published resources


  • British Solomon Islands Protectorate (ed.), British Solomon Islands Protectorate News Sheet (NS), 1955-1975. Details


  • British Solomon Islands Protectorate, British Solomon Islands Protectorate Annual Reports (AR), 1896-1973. Details