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2 hrs ago | Inter Press Service

Putting Population Management in Pacific Women's Hands

This is part of a series of special stories on world population and challenges to the Sustainable Development Goals on the occasion of World Population Day on July 11. Pacific Island nations say empowering women is the key to addressing population growth across the region.

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8 hrs ago | Live Charts

Vodafone to expand into Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands

Telecoms behemoth Vodafone has signed a new partnership deal with Bemobile, which will become its exclusive partner in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Axed flight leaves Kiwi stranded for two days

Fiji Airways chief executive Stefan Pichler said yesterday the affected passengers were transferred on to alternative flights as soon as possible.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Theatre group tackles Pacific's last taboo

A Wellington theatre company has assembled a cast of female actors to break down some of the most entrenched taboos in Melanesia.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

KUAD-FM Windsor

Military Appreciation Night at the Greeley Stampede Brings Out the Best of the Best

The Greeley Stampede has delivered once again on a stellar run so far but tonight, it's Military Appreciation Night , and sure to be a crowd favorite for many.

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State Department

Secretary's Remarks: Solomon Islands Independence Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, I send my warmest wishes to the people of Solomon Islands as you celebrate the 36th anniversary of your nation's independence on July 7. Our two countries have a long friendship, forged in battle, which has only been strengthened through our strong cooperation since our ... (more)

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Scoop

Greater Employment Challenges Loom in the Pacific

Economies across the Pacific region will face rising challenges in generating needed jobs for their rapidly growing working-age populations in coming years, according to the Asian Development Bank's latest Pacific Economic Monitor launched today.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

ABC News

Volcano could power Solomon Islands capital

An Australian company is hoping it can use thermal power from a Solomon Islands volcano to provide electricity to the country's capital, Honiara.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

Hispanic Business

Solomon Islands : Adb s loan agreements to bolster energy access in Solomon Islands

The agreements will help the government to bolster energy access and renewable energy generation in Auki, the capital of Malaita province.

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The China Post

Family anxious for details of fishing boat captain's disappearance

The family of the skipper of a Taiwanese fishing boat who was reported missing after allegedly falling overboard in waters north of Indonesia were anxious Wednesday to find out what had happened on the vessel, which is crewed by 12 Indonesians.

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Scoop

Career hat trick for Stacey - police graduation today

Constable Holvey joined the New Zealand Army straight from school and rose to the rank of corporal before changing forces and joining the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 2006.

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Mon Jun 23, 2014

International Monetary Fund

Solomon Islands: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility...

KEY ISSUES Recent Developments. After four years of consecutive growth, the unprecedented floods that hit Honiara in early April 2014 have undermined economic activity.

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Sat Jun 21, 2014

Hispanic Business

Philippines,Solomon Islands : Solomon Islands signed grant and loan...

Another project agreement has also been signed amid the bank official, Houenipwela and will be given assistance to set up hydropower production system to change the existing diesel-based production method in the third biggest load center in the .

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Thu Jun 19, 2014

Defence Industry Daily

Australia Preps Regional Pacific Patrol Boat Program v2.0

The Pacific Patrol Boat program solves a regional Australian problem. Australia needs stability, but many of its neighbors are island sets with vast territories to cover, small populations, and small economies.

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The New Zealand Herald

After 70 years of marriage war stories still loom large

Tom, 92, and Carol Sandford, 95, were married during the war, when "everything was in very, very short supply", he says.

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BioMed Central

Building reproductive health research and audit capacity and activity ...

Clinical research and audit in reproductive health is essential to improve reproductive health outcomes and to address the Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5. Research training, mentoring and a supportive participatory research environment have been shown to increase research activity and capacity in low to middle income countries .

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Tue Jun 17, 2014

Hispanic Business

Philippines,Solomon Islands : Adb to provide $12 Million assistance package to Solomons Islands

It is stated that Electricity Authority staff will also be trained in the operation of hydropower plants.

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ABS-CBN News

Why Filipinos must help save world's oceans

According to data from World Wide Fund for Nature , more than 85 percent of the reefs in the Coral Triangle--which spans the waters of the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Timor Leste--are directly threatened by overfishing and illegal fishing.

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Hispanic Business

ADB Signs Assistance Package to Boost Hydropower Generation in Solomon Islands

Signing the assistance package--which includes a staff will also be trained in the operation of hydropower plants.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014

Examiner.com

'PT-109' Review: Cliff Robertson stars as young JFK in standard issue war pic

Director Leslie Martinson's 1963 "PT-109" is essentially a by-the-numbers war movie which contains a plethora of accurate details about Kennedy's brief stint as the skipper of the ill-fated Elco motor torpedo boat, which was rammed and sunk by the Japanese destroyer IJNS Amagiri in Blackett Strait, located between Kolombangara and Arundel in the ... (more)

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