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2009-04-09 13:05:40

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2009-04-10 07:00:00

Geoscientists remain somewhat perplexed as they work to understand exactly what happened during an earthquake and subsequent tsunami that rocked the Solomon Islands in 2007.

2008-10-06 09:00:34

Pacific Blue, the New Zealand-based subsidiary of Australian airline Virgin Blue, has announced that it will launch direct flights between Brisbane, Australia, and the Solomon Islands on December 2, 2008.

2008-10-05 06:00:09

Text of report by Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation text website on 4 October The recently detained Japanese longline vessel FV Kinei Maru 118 has been fined 2.1m dollars [approx 300,000 US] for breaching its fishing licence conditions.

2008-10-02 03:00:25

By Buden, Donald W Abstract: Eleven species of reptiles are reported from Nauru in the first systematic treatment of the herpetofauna. Four of the species are marine; the seven others include six lizards (four geckos, two skinks) and one snake. Gehyra mutilata (Wiegman), G.

2008-09-17 09:01:00

Text of report by Solomon Islands locally-owned newspaper website, Solomon Times Online on 15 September [By Joy Basi] Another 25 more students intending to study medicine will leave the country for Cuba at the end of the month.

2008-08-20 12:00:58

Excerpt from report by Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation text website on 20 August Visiting WHO consultant Dr Anuj Sharma, of the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi, India, has found an alarming trend of very high antibiotic usage in the country which is leading towards dangerous levels of resistance.

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.

2008-07-02 15:00:22

By ROOKES, Felicity FOR the past eight years David Nunn has gone back and forth to the South Pacific helping those less fortunate. This time the New Plymouth man is heading to the Solomon Islands with supplies to build and furnish a high school, after one was destroyed by a tsunami last year.

2008-06-25 15:02:53

By TIFFANY, Martin An Australia-based NGO is encouraging Pacific governments to take a closer look at the potential devastation of sea-bed mining.


Latest Solomon Islands Reference Libraries

Choiseul Pigeon, Microgoura meeki
2014-04-18 11:39:05

The Choiseul Pigeon or Solomon’s Crested Pigeon (Microgoura meeki) is an extinct species of bird belonging to the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It was native to the islands of Choiseul located in the Solomon Islands, although there are unsubstantiated reports that it might have once lived on several nearby islands. The pigeon was monotypic within the genus Microgoura and had no known subspecies. The closest living relative is believed to be the Thick-billed Ground Pigeon, and some...

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2007-04-19 05:56:14

The Bluespotted ribbontail ray, Taeniura lymma, is a stingray of the family Dasyatidae, found around coral reefs in the tropical Indo-West Pacific from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Solomon Islands north to southern Japan and south to northern Australia, between latitudes 32° N and 30° S. The bluespotted ribbontail ray is a colorful stingray with large bright blue spots on an oval, elongated disc and with blue longitudinal stripes on the tail. The snout is rounded and angular,...

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2006-09-15 10:25:30

The Ducorps' Cockatoo (Cacatua ducorpsii) is a species of cockatoo endemic to the Solomon Islands. This small white cockatoo is larger than the Goffin's Cockatoo yet smaller than the Umbrella Cockatoo. Notable features of this cockatoo include a blue eye ring and a recumbent crest which resembles a sail in its raised state.

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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.