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Royal visit prompts unprecedented...

This weekend's visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Solomon Islands has prompted an unprecedented media onlsaught on the country.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Meet the man who saved JFK after the PT-109 sinking

On a moonless night in summer 1943, a Japanese destroyer tore through a U.S. Navy patrol-torpedo boat guarding the waters around the Solomon Islands.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, US Military, US Navy, Oceania, World News, Folk, The Kennedys, New York

ABC News

Gold Ridge in talks to hand mine to Solomon Islands Gov't

Solomon Islands' Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo says the Australian-operated Gold Ridge mine remains viable despite recent security concerns and mass lay offs.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Asopa People

Sean Dorney on 40 years of reporting PNG & the Pacific

Pacific Correspondent SEAN DORNEY has left the ABC after covering the region for 40 years.

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Samoa News

Tri-Marine official Hamby: "...there...

An official with a U.S. based fishing and tuna processing company believes American Samoa should partner with Pacific island countries in tuna fishing agreements due to the territory's very limited Exclusive Economic Zone .

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Los Alamos Monitor

Engagement 08-19-14

Ken and Jennifer Holmes of Los Alamos announce the engagement of their daughter, Royceleen Loqa Holmes to Sergiu Nedevschi, son of Sergiu and Anca Nedevschi of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

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Fiji Times

Disappointment

THE vanua o Lau has expressed disappointment over the exclusion of Anare Jale from contesting the September 17 election under the Social Democratic Liberal Party banner.

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Contra Costa Times

Martinez brothers memorialized in World War II book

As the number of World War II veterans dwindles, so do the chances to preserve eyewitness accounts of the bloodiest conflict in human history.

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Palladium-Item

Club NewsClub NewsRoundup of news from local service...

Club News Roundup of news from local service organizations Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1oNqD9V The Richmond club met Aug. 15 at Forest Hills Country Club.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Asopa People

Bougainville's ambiguity: Desire for autonomy & the PNG challenge

THERE may be a war of words occurring around the transitional mining legislation passed through Bougainville's parliament last week, but the good news is that we now have our own law to deal with mining in the province.

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ThinkProgress

Meet The First Pacific Island Town To Relocate Thanks To Climate Change

A small town on Taro Island - the capital of Choiseul Province in the Solomon Islands - is planning to relocate its entire population in response to climate change, Reuters reports .

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Neatorama

Saving the Rainforest in Rendova

Redditor merrderber is from the island of Rendova in the Solomon Islands. She is a now a law student in Australia.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Matangi Tonga

John Kerry recognises devasting impact of climate change on Pacific Islands

After visiting Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, on August 14 expressed his concern over the effects of Climate Change on Pacific Islands.

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Marine News

Solomon Islands Capital Needs to relocate to Combat Tsunami

BMT WBM , a subsidiary of the BMT Group, a leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has partnered with Buckley Vann town planners and the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland to develop a comprehensive climate change adaptation plan for the provincial capital of Choiseul in the ... (more)

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Stars and Stripes

Eroni Kumana dies at 93; helped rescue JFK and his PT-109 crew

On a moonless night in summer 1943, a Japanese destroyer tore through a U.S. Navy patrol-torpedo boat guarding the waters around the Solomon Islands.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, US Military, US Navy, Oceania, World News, Folk, The Kennedys, Solomons, MD

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Hispanic Business

Philippines,Solomon Islands : the Asian Development Bank approves...

Disaster Response Facility and is aimed at funding the construction of new infrastructure designed to be more resilient against future disasters and other climate threats.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

The China Post

Taipei, Belize sign accord to fight human trafficking

The agreement is the ninth of its kind that Taiwan has inked with a foreign country, the others being Mongolia, Honduras, Indonesia, Vietnam, Paraguay, the Gambia, the United States and the Solomon Islands, according to the Ministry of the Interior.

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AlertNet

Solomons town to relocate to escape climate change, tsunamis

The authorities of Choiseul, a provincial capital in the Solomon Islands, have decided to relocate from a tiny island threatened by climate change and tsunamis in the first such case in the Pacific islands, experts said on Friday.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Seward City News

Expedition Yacht visits Seward on world cruise

Anchored serenely offshore of the busy Waterfront Campground, the impressive expedition yacht Dorothea III dwarfed the six-packs zooming back to the boat harbor with their silver salmon bounty.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Scoop

Japan Delivers Early Disaster Risk Radio to Solomon Islands

The Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency today delivered a new radio broadcasting transmission facility to improve Solomon Islands disaster early warning system through the National Broadcaster, SIBC.

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