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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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2008-04-03 08:55:00

Discovery means other sites such as the Cascadia Subduction Zone in northwestern North America have potential for more severe earthquakes than once thoughtOn the one year anniversary of a devastating earthquake and tsunami in the Solomon Islands that killed 52 people and displaced more than 6,000, scientists are revising their understanding of the potential for similar giant earthquakes in other parts of the globe.Geoscientists from The University of Texas at Austin's Jackson School of...

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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...

2006-08-24 03:11:18

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia announced a A$10 billion ($7.6 billion) plan to increase the size of its army on Thursday so it could respond more quickly to emergencies caused by growing instability in small Asia-Pacific nations. Prime Minister John Howard said the army would seek an extra 2,600 troops, on top of the 1,500 extra forces announced earlier in the year, to provide two more battalions. He said the rapid deterioration of law and order in the Solomon...

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...


Latest Solomon Islands Reference Libraries

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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
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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