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2008-07-27 06:00:29

Text of report by Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation text website on 26 July The Solomon Islands Electricity Authority, SIEA, owes 18m dollars in fuel to its suppliers. Minister for Mines and Energy Edward Huni'ehu last week directed an emergency meeting with the SIEA Board and Management to discuss the matter. In a statement, Minister Huni'ehu said the debt crisis reached this point because SIEA's fuel suppliers are paid on a hand to mouth basis. He also said that the board and...

2008-06-24 02:30:09

Text of report by Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation text website on 23 June The parliamentary opposition has called on the prime minister, Dr Derek Sikua to use his reserved powers under the country's Telecommunication Act to end the telecommunication crisis besetting the country. Leader of the opposition group Manasseh Sogavare said the crisis has now entered another week and this only goes to demonstrate that the government is not taking a bold stand to resolve the dispute...

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2007-10-18 07:15:00

HONIARA, Solomon Islands -- The carcasses of three bottlenose dolphins - including a calf - were found dumped near a holding pen in the Solomon Islands where controversial exports of the mammals were planned. The exporting company on Wednesday denied any knowledge. The partly decomposed bodies of the dolphins, which were torn open, apparently by stray dogs, were found on Tuesday night lying in the open near a coastal garbage dump site near the capital, Honiara. Solomon Island Marine Mammal...

2006-05-06 21:41:30

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare defended the appointment of a jailed politician as his country's new police minister on Sunday, saying evidence the new minister had incited riots might not hold up in court. Australia has said it has concerns over Friday's appointment of two jailed politicians to the Solomons cabinet, including Sogavare's decision to appoint Charles Dausebea, refused bail on charges of inciting riots, as the new police minister....

2006-05-03 23:38:29

By Walter Nalangu HONIARA (Reuters) - The Solomon Islands' parliament elected a new prime minister on Thursday to replace Snyder Rini, whose election last month sparked rioting that forced him to resign after just six days. One of several key ministers whose cross to the opposition forced Rini to step down, Manasseh Sogavare, became the South Pacific nation's second prime minister in less than a month. Sogavare, who was prime minister between 2000 and 2001, defeated Fred Fono by 28...

2006-04-27 02:39:27

By Walter Nalangu HONIARA (Reuters) - The Solomon Islands head of state lifted a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the capital Honiara on Thursday but foreign troops and police remained on the streets to prevent fresh riots sparked by the election of a premier. Protests last week against the election of Snyder Rini as prime minister spiraled into two days of looting, targeting the tiny Chinese business population in Honiara, before the arrival of Australian and New Zealand troops to restore...

2006-04-26 23:33:15

HONIARA (Reuters) - The Solomon Islands head of state lifted a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the capital Honiara on Thursday but heavily armed foreign troops and police will continue patrolling the streets after rioting last week. Political protests against the election of Prime Minister Snyder Rini spiraled into two days of looting, targeting the tiny Chinese business population in Honiara, before the arrival of foreign troops to restore peace. Rini resigned on Wednesday, saying he no...

2006-04-26 02:43:11

By Walter Nalangu HONIARA (Reuters) - Solomon Islands Prime Minister Snyder Rini, whose election sparked rioting and looting, resigned on Wednesday saying he no longer had the support of parliament, sparking celebrations on the streets of the capital. Protests last week against Rini's election spiralled into widespread looting, targeting the tiny Chinese business population in Honiara, before the arrival of Australian and New Zealand troops to restore peace. Rini, whose prime...

2006-04-25 20:11:50

By Walter Nalangu HONIARA (Reuters) - Solomon Islands Prime Minister Snyder Rini, whose election sparked rioting and looting, resigned on Wednesday saying he no longer had the support of parliament, sparking celebrations on the streets of the capital. Protests last week against Rini's election spiraled into widespread looting, targeting the tiny Chinese business population in Honiara, before the arrival of Australian and New Zealand troops to restore peace. Rini said he hoped his...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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