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Agricultural authorities in Solomon Islands fear the march of a beetle lethal to coconuts is inevitable now it's been found in the largest plantation in the southern hemisphere. News that the rhinoceros beetle has reached the Russell Islands in Central Province gave extra focus for a special workshop in ...
The director of the Solomon Islands Association of Rural Training Centres says it's grateful a new app is being developed in New Zealand to improve the aquaculture industry. Fish being sold at a Solomon Islands food market. Photo: RNZ. The organisation, which offers non-formal education for youth, ...
End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's Executive Board. This mission will not result in a Board ...
Quick history lesson: The Solomon Islands were named by a Spanish explorer who thought he'd "discovered" the source of the biblical king's treasure in 1568 on an archipelago where people had lived for millennia. The mother lode turned out to be more of a molehill than a mountain (though there are still ...
A new app is being developed to better educate tilapia fish farmers in Solomon Islands to help improve food security. ... Mr Borthwick says it is a three year project funded by New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and in partnership with the Solomon Islands Association of Vocational and Rural ...

Bolava Village, Western Province, Solomon Islands - Life began early in Bolava, when the rays of the South Pacific sun illuminated the ocean waters - and the oars of the canoes piloted by Bolava community members on their way to the closest main island. Every day, they paddled more than an hour each ...
On February 16, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2017 Article IV Consultation with Solomon Islands.[1]. The Solomon Islands economy grew by 3.5 percent in 2016 driven by a peak in the forestry sector. Growth remained solid in 2017 and is projected at 3.0 ...
A new conservation initiative in Solomon Islands is showing rural communities in Malaita Province alternatives to logging. Academics and conservation groups have set up the Ma'asina Greenbelt Initiative in the province's Are Are and Kwaio regions. One of the project's founders, Edgar Pollard, told Koroi ...
To reach the Solomon Islands, my wife, Sharen, and I took Fiji Airways' 10-hour, nonstop flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Fiji, and, following a brief layover, we continued with a three-hour flight to the Solomon Island's main island, Guadalcanal, famed for its World War II land, air and sea ...
HONIARA, Solomon Islands, 2 March 2018 - Less than 24 hours after Honiara launched a major review of its disaster resilience planning, heavy rain and flash floods provided an immediate test of the city's preparedness. Honiara Mayor Andrew Leonard Mua OBE activated the Emergency Operations ...
The Solomon Islands Customs and Excise Division collected more than $1 billion in revenue in 2017 for the first time in history. Taxes collected on imported goods help provide the Pacific island nation - among the world's least developed - with funds needed to deliver important public services and ...
Disaster assessments are underway in the Solomon Islands capital after a freak storm on Wednesday night caused flash flooding. Flooding in Solomon Islands capital Honiara. 01-03-2018 Photo: Courtesy of Salaseini Marawa Delaiverata. The National Disaster Management Office said initial assessments ...
The director of the disaster management office Loti Yates said torrential rain, which began last night, is continuing in Honiara and also affecting other provinces. Mr Yates said his office is issuing public safety advisories in anticipation of major flooding across the country. The Solomon Islands Metservice has ...
Five unexploded shells from World War II have been safely removed by the police Explosive Ordnance Disposal team in Solomon Islands. Officer in charge Clifford Tunuki said one of the shells was found in Honiara and two in the Henderson area following information from the public. He said two others ...
Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor precipitated the United States' entry into World War II. In the Pacific, the Solomon Islands -- particularly Guadalcanal -- became the epicenter of fierce fighting between the Japanese and the United States. Little mentioned in popular discourse on the Solomon Islands ...
... the first Japanese battleship to be lost in the conflict and members of the Tokyo-based Asian-Pacific Remembrance Honouring Association have been searching for the wreck for several years. Badly damaged in an encounter in November 1942 with US Navy units off Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands, ...

The Solomon Islands Police Commissioner Matthew Varley said such fears were unfounded and clarified that the special customary travel zone between Bougainville and Western Province only applied to the Shortland Islands. There was no automatic immigration approval for foreign citizens to travel ...
SOLOMON ISLANDS -- If a remote South Pacific destination with lots of World War II artifacts and world-class diving appeals to you, check out the Solomons. This 992-island archipelago sits northeast of Australia, about 6,100 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Most of its 550,000 citizens are Melanesians ...
The Solomon Islands police Commissioner Matthew Varley said such fears were unfounded and clarified that the special customary travel zone between Bougainville and Western Province only applied to the Shortland Islands. There was no automatic immigration approval for foreign citizens to travel ...
Five unexploded shells from World War II have been safely removed by the police Explosive Ordnance Disposal team in Solomon Islands. Officer in charge Clifford Tunuki said one of the shells was found in Honiara and two in the Henderson area following information from the public. He said two others ...
To reach the Solomon Islands, my wife, Sharen, and I took Fiji Airways' 10-hour, non-stop flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Fiji, and, following a brief layover, we continued with a three-hour flight to the Solomon Island's main island, Guadalcanal, famed for its Second World War land, air and ...
... so I met with Matt Meier, a professional underwater photographer with extensive tropical diving experience, who had just returned from a 10-day, live-aboard dive boat in the Solomon Islands. After viewing his jaw-dropping set of underwater photos of places and creatures that had been inaccessible to us, ...
The Solomon Islands Broadcasting corporation was established by an Act of Parliament - The Broadcasting Ordinance 1976. It was established to provide a high quality broadcasting service, by radio, of a wide range of programs for the information, education and Entertainment of all people living in the ...
Approximately 2000 delegates from the five MSG countries (Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia) will be attending the event. The Solomon Islands will have 300 delegates. Also there will be invited delegates from West Papua, Timor Leste, and Torres strait Island of ...
To reach the Solomon Islands, my wife, Sharen, and I took Fiji Airways' 10-hour, nonstop flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Fiji, and, following a brief layover, we continued with a three-hour flight to the Solomon Island's main island, Guadalcanal, famed for its World War II land, air and sea ...
A GROUP of excited local divers is heading to the Solomon Islands this weekend, staying and diving at Uepi Island in the Western Province. Uepi is about 90 minutes by plane and boat from Honiara, the capital. It is a classic raised barrier reef island, flanked by the warm lagoon waters on one side and a ...
To reach the Solomon Islands, my wife, Sharen, and I took Fiji Airways' 10-hour, nonstop flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Fiji, and, following a brief layover, we continued with a three-hour flight to the Solomon Island's main island, Guadalcanal, famed for its World War II land, air and sea ...
To reach the Solomon Islands, my wife, Sharen, and I took Fiji Airways' 10-hour, nonstop flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Fiji, and, following a brief layover, we continued with a three-hour flight to the Solomon Island's main island, Guadalcanal, famed for its World War II land, air and sea ...
Japan's attack on Pearl harbor precipitated the United States' entry into World War II. In the Pacific, the Solomon Islands -- particularly Guadalcanal -- became the epicenter of fierce fighting between the Japanese and the United States. Little mentioned in popular discourse on the Solomon Islands ...
If a remote South Pacific destination with lots of World War II artifacts and world-class diving appeals to you, check out the Solomon Islands. This 992-island archipelago sits northeast of Australia. Most of its 550,000 citizens are Melanesians and almost everyone speaks English. But among themselves they ...
football is the country's national sport and despite struggling to realise its full potential in the 11-a-side code Solomon Islands are the reigning Oceania futsal champions and have represented the region at consecutive FIFA Futsal World Cup Finals as well as past Beach soccer Finals. The president of the ...
police in Solomon Islands are investigating two separate incidents of house burnings in Makira-Ulawa Province this month. No caption. Photo: RNZ/Koroi Hawkins. Both blazes occurred in the West Wainoni area of the province. police allege that on 7 January a 26-year-old man set fire to his house at ...
police in Choiseul Province are investigating a death incident involving two Asians employed by a foreign logging company operating in Legavana Camp, South Choiseul on 25 January 2018. Supervising Police Provincial Coordinator (PC), Sergeant Robert Satini says, "police officers in Choiseul Province ...
"This blue boat is the last from the three boats detained since 26 March 2017, after being found fishing illegally at the Indispensable Reef 50 kilometers south of Rennell Island, Renbel Province and the High Court of Solomon Islands ordered their destruction," adds Supervising Commissioner Matanga.
But behind the paradise postcards are a set of statistics which paint a darker picture of the Solomon Islands. They are raw numbers which expose a Pacific island nation facing deep social and economic challenges. Sixty four per cent of women aged 15-49 have experienced physical or sexual violence by ...
A TROPICAL low off the Solomon Islands could develop into a cyclone later today as the far north continues to welcome rain. The Bureau of meteorology's Annabelle Ford said there was potential for the low to intensify today and tonight with a moderate chance of it developing into a tropical cyclone.
FORMER politician Peter Boyers had relinquished his memberships in all Solomon Islands National Provident Fund's (SINPF) investment companies. This included his chairmanship of South Pacific Oil Ltd, Board Director of Soltuna and Sasape International Slipway Ltd, and as a member of the Investment ...
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway to Solomon Islands to Solomon Islands, Her Excellency Unni Klovstad Excellency in an official photo session with the Governor General His Excellency Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui, GCMG, CSI OBE at the government House on ...
Australia's spy agencies were so concerned about the security and strategic risks posed by a plan for Chinese firm Huawei to build an internet cable linking the Solomon Islands to Sydney that the Turnbull government will now largely pay for the project itself. The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed ...
Australian taxpayers will foot the bill for a new high-speed internet cable between Australia and Solomon Islands, after national security concerns were raised about a Chinese state-owned company contracted to build the project. The Solomon Islands government had signed a deal with communications ...
Solomon Islands police officers in Guadalcanal Province have arrested a 23-year-old male who is the suspect in an alleged rape committed almost a year ago in the Marau area of the Province. Acting Provincial police Commander, Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent, Nixson Manetoga says, "The ...
Deep strong earthquake below the Solomon Islands - January 23, 2018. Shares. Created January 23, 2018 Last update January 23, 2018 06:27 By Armand Vervaeck. -. Update 05:19 UTC : Earthquake-report.com does not expect any damage or injuries from this earthquake. Schermafbeelding 2018-01-23 om 07.21.44.
The federal government has selected Vocus to conduct the initial stages of the new undersea cable project in the South Pacific that will connect the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea with Australia. The Department of Foreign Affairs signed a $2.8 million deal with the Australian telco company last ...
A MAGNITUDE six earthquake has struck off the holiday hotspot of the Solomon Islands, the United States Geological Survey has confirmed. By Katie Mansfield. PUBLISHED: ... The earthquake hit around 100 miles (158km) southeast of the Solomon Islands in the Pacific. And the Pacific tsunami Warning ...
THE Indigenous Bus Owners Association of Solomon Islands (IBOASI) will re-submit their proposal to Honiara City Council after it failed to act on it since 2015. This came after buses have protested HCC's re-introduced long bus route on Tuesday citing costs of fuel and bad road conditions in and on the ...
Recently-appointed ITF Development Officer for the Pacific-Oceania region, Gary Purcell, made the move from Ireland to Melbourne in 2014 and has a passion for discovering unearthed talent within aspiring tennis players from Fiji, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Tahiti, Samoa and Tonga, just to name a ...
The case of a Solomon Island man who allegedly cut off a piece of flesh from his three-year-old son's feet and ate it will appear again in court on January 16. Thomas Nota, 45, is facing charges of cruelty to children, unlawful wounding and physical abuse under the Family Protection Act. The prosecution ...
Solomon Islands police are investigating a fatal accident involving a 65-year-old male person at Bonege beach area in North West Guadalcanal on the night of 01 January 2018. Assistant Commissioner (AC) crime, Ian Vaevaso says, "The accident occurred last night between 8:30pm to 9:00pm."
The Guadalcanal Provincial police during the weekend, (Saturday 30 December & Sunday 31 December) and recorded 405 traffic checks. Guadalcanal Provincial police Operational Commander (Ops Commander), Superintendent John Koloni says, "On 30 December 2017, my Traffic officers attended two ...


 

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