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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.

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.

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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 thought

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2007-10-18 07:15:00

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'