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Solomon Islands’ Anuta Islands badly hit by Cyclone Pam | Pacific Beat | ABC Radio Australia


Late last week, as Cyclone Pam intensified, it initially hit the Solomon Islands’ province of Temotu including the remote Reef Islands, Tikopia and Anuta.

via Solomon Islands’ Anuta Islands badly hit by Cyclone Pam | Pacific Beat | ABC Radio Australia.

Solomon Islands Elections Set for November 19th – Solomon Times Online


The Governor General Sir Frank Kabui has signed the proclamation for the 2014 National Elections to be held on Wednesday 19th November.

via Solomon Islands Elections Set for November 19th – Solomon Times Online.

Measles Cases Continue to Rise – Solomon Times Online


Reports that “measles cases are slowly decreasing” are inaccurate. In fact, cases of measles are increasing and spreading throughout the provinces.

via Measles Cases Continue to Rise – Solomon Times Online.

Solomon Tourism Most Affected By Air Dispute – Solomon Times Online


Fiji’s National airline, #Fiji Airways has maintained that a negotiation for a resolution to the impasse of flights to Honiara and vice-versa is the responsibility of the Solomon Islands and Fijian governments.

via Solomon Tourism Most Affected By Air Dispute – #Solomon Times Online.

Thousands Spent on Repatriation – Solomon Times Online


The Solomon Islands Minister for Environment, Bradley Tovosia says thousands of dollars have been spent by his Ministry through the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) for repatriation purposes of the victims of the recent April flash floods.

via Thousands Spent on Repatriation – Solomon Times Online.

Tandai Chiefs Pushing for Dialogue – Solomon Times Online


Tandai Indigenous landowners and people, especially chiefs are ready to commence dialogue with the national government over the long over due issue of Honiara Town boundary expansion.

via Tandai Chiefs Pushing for Dialogue – Solomon Times Online.

Women’s Football Festival A Success – Solomon Times Online


More than 200 girls participated in a two-day FIFA Women’s Football Festival programme held in Honiara over the weekend hinting at a promising future for the women’s football in Solomon Islands.

via Women’s Football Festival A Success – Solomon Times Online.

Provincial Election to Use Biometric Voter List – Solomon Times Online


The Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening confirmed last Friday that the biometric voter list will be used for provincial elections Central Islands, Guadalcanal, Isabel, Malaita, Rennell and Bellona, and Temotu provinces later this year.

via Provincial Election to Use Biometric Voter List – Solomon Times Online.

Weathercoast Women Benefit from Australian Assistance – Solomon Times Online


Mrs Jean Pichu’s vision was realised recently when the Niu Areata Women’s Weaving and Sewing project was completed with the assistance of the Australian High Commission’s Direct Assistance Program.

via Weathercoast Women Benefit from Australian Assistance – Solomon Times Online.

Solomon Islands backs Kiribati’s vice-president on PACER Plus – Solomon Islands – News – Islands Business magazine


Lead spokesperson for the Forum Island Countries (FICs) on PACER-Plus Robert Sisilo supports comments by the Vice-President of Kiribati that PACER-Plus should ensure that the agreement lives up to it’s ideals.

via Solomon Islands backs Kiribati’s vice-president on PACER Plus – Solomon Islands – News – Islands Business magazine.