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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 ...
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 ...
Solomon Islands police in Kirakira have arrested three teenagers, two female and one male, for illegal brewing of homebrew in Ugi Island, Makira Ulawa Province on 29 December 2017. The trio have been arrested and charge for the alleged offence of restriction of brewing liquor. the suspects have been ...
The US Geological Survey has reported an earthquake near the coast of the Solomon Islands, no tsunami alert has been declared, APA reports quoting sputniknews. ... The Solomon Islands are located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffer from powerful earthquakes.
Solomon Islands and 34 other countries abstained from the United Nations General Assembly vote for the United States to withdraw its controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The UN General Assembly voted 128-9 on Thursday in favour of the resolution to declare the US decision ...
The dusty streets of Honiara are bustling. Once ravaged by militia fighting, 14 years of peacekeeping by the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands now sees men, women and children at markets, schools and shops, confident and free. But the future of the vast archipelago of rainforest-covered ...
A masterpiece of Solomon Islands boat design, adorned with hand-cut white shells embedded in dark resin, built for stealthy and fast movement through still water. Tree branch seats for up to 22 warriors who kept their clubs and spears by their sides as they paddled. The canoe was made of timber from the ...
Remote and truly beautiful, the Solomon Islands is a diver's dream destination. Part of the Coral Triangle with a staggering diversity of marine species, coral and dive sites, it remains one of the least dived areas of the world. Consistently great visibility and year-around water temperature of 28-30° C (80-86° F) means divers ...
The Solomon Islands biosecurity department is deploying teams around the country to try and contain the spread of the coconut rhinocerous beetle. The division's director, Francis Tsatsia, says sightings of the beetle have been reported across the country. The beetle bores into the crown of the palm tree to ...
Authorities in Solomon Islands are trying to ascertain the extent of damage after flooding across Guadalcanal this week. There are reports that 37,000 people in rural Guadalcanal have either lost houses or food gardens. Photo: AFP / World Vision. The director of the National disaster Management Office, ...
A tropical depression moved over the Solomon Island on Wednesday 24 January, causing high winds and heavy rain throughout the weekend. The highest cumulative rainfall (estimated to be between 450mm-670mm) occurred between the 24-28 January in 29 wards, across Central, Western, Malaita, ...
The standard six exam is the Solomon Islands Secondary Entrance (SISE), Form 3 - Solomon Islands Year 9 (SIY9), Form 5 - Solomon Islands school Certificate (SISC) and Solomon Islands National Form 6 School Certificate (SINF6SC). The spokesperson said form 7 results can be accessed from the ...
A trough lies over Solomon Islands and links to a weak Low located south of Rennell Island. The Low is expected to move towards the southeast. As a result a heavy rain alert was issued starting Wednesday 29th November but later updated into a heavy rain warning. The current system is still around and ...
(January 8, 2018; Leg 4; Day 7) - The new week started with a reshuffle of the Leg 4 leaderboard as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet eased into the Doldrums for the second time so far this race. Making a move along the Solomon Islands turning mark was Vestas 11th Hour Racing which slid to the west of the ...
Solomon Islands police have condemned a juvenile suspect who rapped a 2-year-old victim at Kaibia in Central Honiara, on the 16 December 2017. It was alleged the victim was playing with her sister when a 17 year-old male approached and took her to the kitchen behind the main victim's parent's house and sexually ...
We're on Lubaria Island in the Solomon Islands' Western Province. During World War II, the island was used as a base for the US Navy's fleet ...
Figures released by the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office show a total of 2,397 international travellers visited Solomon Islands in ...
The Prime Minister Hon. Rick Hou in a group photo with the 14 new Ministers after the swearing in ceremony at the government House.
After 17 years of foreign ownership and a checkered environmental history, the Solomon Islands' Gold Ridge mine is now being led by a local ...
In the Solomon Islands - as in many island nations of the Pacific - churches wield huge influence in people's lives, both as community leaders ...
police and fisheries officials in Solomon Islands are urging the public to restrain from the illegal activity of trapping dolphins for export.
Members of Parliament elected Rick Houenipwela, MP for Small Malaita, as Prime Minister of Solomon Islands in a 33-16 vote in Parliament.
The situation in the Manus Island detention centre remains tense, with approximately 400 refugees refusing to leave. New Zealand's Prime ...
Now or never: this has to be the theme for the election of the new Prime Minister tomorrow. If our MPs do not get it right this time; if they don't ...


 

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