Solomon Islands Newswire

Solomon Islands Newswire

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  1. Traditional voyagers to set sail from Solomon Islands to VanuatuRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | ABC News

    They were children when the Vaka Taumako project started, but 25 years on, a crew from the island of Taumako are set to sail their outrigger canoe from Solomon Islands' Temotu Province to Sola in Vanuatu.

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  2. Papua New Guinea will this weekend host the Apec summit for the first time. Photo: EPA-EFERead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    ... Micronesia, the Cook Islands, Tonga and Niue, while six other countries, including Nauru, Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands, have maintained diplomatic relations with Taiwan, the self-ruled island that Beijing views as a breakaway province. China has ...

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  3. War letters recount a Marine's fight in the PacificRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    ... Calif., Utsler shipped out with his unit to join the 1st and 2nd Marine Divisions in the invasion of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. "They stuck us down there like a bunch of pigs, fed us once a day and took us across the ocean," Utsler ...

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  4. Xi seen expanding China's Pacific footprint at Australia's expense as Trump snubs APEC confabRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Japan Times

    ... June announcement that Australia will help fund a new telecommunications cable stretching from Sydney to the Solomon Islands, squeezing out Huawei Technologies Co. - a company that in August was banned from supplying next-generation wireless ...

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  5. Salute to Veterans: L - QRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 10 | Fredericksburg.com

    ... the Civil War to the ongoing War Against Terror. Served 1942-46 and again in 1950 and was in Iwo Jima and Solomon Islands. He was a great football player and was invited to participate in the 1942 NFL draft with the Philadelphia Eagles. But he ...

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  6. Canberra team delivers first ever oncology unit to Solomon IslandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 10 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... Pati and oncology pharmacist Beth Hua from the Canberra Hospital have returned from a trip to set up the Solomon Islands' first ever oncology department. Dr Pati was part of a four-person team from the Canberra Hospital that recently returned from ...

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  7. Veterans Day: 75 years later, WWII Marine Corps war dog handler, still remembers his dogsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 10 | Fox News

    ... years ago, on November 1, 1943, the 1st Marine War Dog Platoon stormed the beach at Bougainville, Solomon Islands. Twenty-four dogs landed with the Marines and the 2nd Marine Raider Regiment (Provisional) –  three were German Shepherd ...

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  8. Expedition 57: The Space Station Mission in PhotosRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | Space.com

    ... AuA A3n-Chancellor of NASA and Alexander Gerst of ESA, pose for a photo inside the ISS's cupola with the Solomon Islands visible through the windows. European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst captured the space station's view of an atmospheric ...

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  9. The UK has 50% MORE nurses and midwives than it needs, claims studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | Daily Mail

    ... three nurses to every 10,000 people. The African nations of Guinea, Lesotho, Niger and Mali, alongside the Solomon Islands and Nicaragua, make up the remainder of the 10 worst in the world. The UK has fewer than the optimum number of doctors - with ...

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  10. Veterans gather to remember fallen comradesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | South Coast Register

    ... Malaysian Confrontation - Borneo, Vietnam), Fred Campbell (Gulf War - Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan - Solomon Islands), David Ledger (Somalia), Bill Middleton (East Timor, Iraq), Suzanne Pendle (East Timor, Iraq, Afghanistan) and Trevor Lynch (Iraq, ...

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  11. Pacific Beat: FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | ABC News

    People born in Papua New Guinea when it was an Australian territory fear they could be left stateless, under a complicated legal system left in place after PNG's independence; New Caledonia's referendum result hailed by French Polynesian pro-independence groups as a crucial step towards self determination there; The Solomon Islands Government steps in to allay fears about the rate of progress on preparations for the Pacific Games in 2023; Uncertainty as to whether former Prime Minister and ex-coup leader, Sitiveni Rabuka will contest the election as Fiji's High Court hears FICAC's appeal against his acquittal for failing to declare income and tax liabilities; And Vanuatu's Minister for Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Jotham Napat, says an executive meeting will be convened next week after he and another minister were sacked.

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  12. 'Black humour' and a psychologist: How a forensic photographer sleeps at nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | The Press On-Line

    ... Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004. Senior Constable Al Hendrickson's first job with the DVI team was to the Solomon Islands, where they managed the heat by drinking from coconuts. Senior Constable Al Hendrickson, right, helped to retrieve and identify ...

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  13. Six months as a taxi company owner, six months as an apple pickerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | The New Zealand Herald

    One half of the year he's focuses on his taxi business in the Solomon Islands. The other half of the year he's in Hawke's Bay, picking apples.

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  14. Call to restrict yeast sales in Solomon Islands to curb illegal alcohol consumptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | ABC News

    There's a push by some women in Solomon Islands to restrict the sale of yeast, as a way to reduce what they say are the negative impacts of illegal alcohol. While yeast is commonly used for baking bread, it's also a key ingredient in the production of illegal alcohol, known as kwaso.

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  15. Australia must tread carefully in its Pacific contest with ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... The ad-hoc approach Australia has taken to date - from rushing to replace China's Huawei in building the Solomon Islands fibre-optics cable to beefing up the Black Rock Naval facility in Fiji and building a military base in Manus island in Papua New ...

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  16. There's more to regional ties than securityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | The Age

    ... is what happened earlier this year when Australia funded a $100 million high-speed internet cable to the Solomon Islands. Setting up the fund will not be easy. Australia has until now focused on grants rather than lending, and just like China it ...

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  17. Australia ramps up Pacific spending amid China debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | Newsday

    ... ey role in Pacific projects this year. In July, it committed to building an underwater internet cable to the Solomon Islands and PNG, in a move that shut out Chinese company Huawei.

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  18. Volcanoes, super-glasses and the dark net: Ten of NZ's boldest new research projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... will sample gas emissions from the active terrestrial and underwater volcanoes of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. A world-first study using traditional knowledge to learn about volcanic emissions will be first trialled at White ...

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  19. Australia launches $1.5 billion Pacific fund to counter China's influenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 7 | Reuters

    ... it would spend about A$200 million to develop an undersea internet cables to Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Solomon Islands amid national security concerns about China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL]. Earlier this month, Australia said it ...

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  20. REFILE-UPDATE 1-To counter China, Australia plans $1.5 bln Pacific infrastructure fundRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 7 | Reuters

    ... it would spend about A$200 million to develop an undersea internet cables to Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Solomon Islands amid national security concerns about China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL]. Earlier this month, Australia said it ...

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