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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.

2006-04-24 23:46:08

By Michelle Nichols HONIARA (Reuters) - New Solomon Islands Prime Minister Snyder Rini said he is confident he will defeat Wednesday's vote of no confidence, moved by opposition parties after his election sparked rioting in the South Pacific nation.

2006-04-23 00:53:44

By Michelle Nichols HONIARA (Reuters) - Australia is sending additional troops to the Solomon Islands, as more Chinese nationals fled the country on Sunday amid rising tensions before parliament opens for the first time since post-election rioting.

2006-04-22 20:49:21

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia is sending more soldiers to the Solomon Islands, with tensions rising as parliament sits this week for the first time since post-election rioting, Defense Minister Brendan Nelson said.

2006-04-22 01:41:16

By Michelle Nichols HONIARA (Reuters) - Australia, helping to keep the peace in the Solomon Islands after two days of violent protests in the capital, said on Saturday the need for economic reform was a matter of life or death for the South Pacific country.

2006-04-21 03:21:37

By Michelle Nichols HONIARA (Reuters) - Solomon Islands Prime Minister Snyder Rini vowed on Friday to survive current political unrest and, as foreign troops patrolled a smoldering capital, called on investors to help rebuild his troubled South Pacific nation.

2006-04-21 01:35:41

By Michelle Nichols HONIARA (Reuters) - Stifling humid heat chokes the air in the small Honiara police club where more than 500 Chinese have taken refuge after rioters in the Solomon Islands forced them to flee their burning homes and businesses.

2006-04-20 21:34:56

By Michelle Nichols HONIARA (Reuters) - Calm returned to the Solomon Islands capital Honiara on Friday as Australia announced 110 more troops would be sent to the troubled South Pacific nation to prevent more violence after the election of a new prime minister.

2006-04-19 19:03:05

HONIARA (Reuters) - An Australian-led peacekeeping force patrolled the Solomon Islands capital Honiara on Thursday after two days of rioting as Canberra vowed to maintain stability in the region over concerns of terrorism.

2006-04-18 22:00:19

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia will send up to 180 troops and police to the Solomon Islands on Wednesday to help quell rioting and looting sparked by the election of a new prime minister in the troubled South Pacific nation.


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
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.