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  1. Ascc Saff selected for Festival of...Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | Samoa News

    The Samoan Studies Institute at the American Samoa Community College established the Students' Association for Faasamoa two semesters ago to assist students in promoting an awareness of their Samoan heritage and to ensure a continuity of the different aspects of their culture in their academic lives. The SAFF members recently learned that all of their background in Samoan culture will come into play when they join the group who will represent the Territory at the 11th Festival of the Pacific Arts that will take place in the Solomon Islands this summer.

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  2. Donors pledge over $400 million for 2015 UN rapid humanitarian response fundRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Big News Network.com

    ... in Pakistan and to meet the urgent needs of families affected by floods in Bolivia, Burundi and the Solomon Islands. At the same time, $170 million in allocations helped humanitarian responses in 22 of the world"s most neglected crises " from Chad ...

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  3. Collected Department Releases: The Pacific Islands: U.S. Conventional ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | State Department

    ... building through an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) training program at Hell's Point, Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. This program has safely disposed of hundreds of items of UXO and trained Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) personnel ...

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  4. UN calls on Member States to ramp up donations for humanitarian crises in 2015Read the original story

    Wednesday | United Nations

    ... in Pakistan and to meet the urgent needs of families affected by floods in Bolivia, Burundi and the Solomon Islands. At the same time, $170 million in allocations helped humanitarian responses in 22 of the world's most neglected crises - from Chad ...

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  5. Sivb Ceo applauds new Solomon Islands PM's stance on tourismRead the original story

    Wednesday | PressReleasePoint

    Honiara, Solomon Islands, December 17, 2014 - - Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau CEO, Josefa 'Jo' Tuamoto has "warmly welcomed" newly elected Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manassah Sogavare's pledge to prioritise the country's tourism industry. In one of his first addresses since being elected to the role earlier this month, the Prime Minister said that previous governments had overlooked the potential the tourism sector offers the country.

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  6. Market Report, "Australia Defence & Security Report Q4 2014", publishedRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | PR-inside.com

    ... (ADF) renews itself. After ongoing operational and logistical investment in operations in Afghanistan, the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste, the ADF is now focused on re-grouping and optimising its resources to support its strategic goals for the ...

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  7. The Big KillRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | New Yorker

    ... sheep. About a decade ago, they decided they'd had enough of farming and left to do volunteer work in the Solomon Islands. When they returned, they began to look at the place differently. They noticed that many of the trees on the property, which ...

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  8. Sorcery, mob killings, violence against women condemnedRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Washington Times

    ... used as a means to accuse people for revenge." Bishop Orowae , who is president of the Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands bishops' conference, reminded local residents that "respect for life should be in the conscience of all people regardless of ...

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  9. Fiserv Wins in Financial Crime, Mobile Tech Categories at Banking Technology AwardsRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | PressReleasePoint

    ... under the goMoneya brand, ANZ opened new horizons for customers in Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands, where they have had little or no access to financial services. goMoney enables customers to save, send and spend their money ...

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  10. Vulnerable nations urged to craft climate migration policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | AlertNet

    ... on how it will be done and where they will go. For example, the authorities of Choiseul, a province in the Solomon Islands, talked to people in the capital on Taro Island before deciding to relocate it to a new town to be built on the adjacent ...

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  11. A Friendly SpeciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Slate Magazine

    ... strangers - they use sex. Your ideas largely stem from observations of communities in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. What were your expectations when you first landed there in the 1960s? I was scared. When I started working in the north ...

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  12. EU warns St Kitts, St Vincent over illegal fishingRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Stabroek News

    ... penalties to deter illegal fishing. On Friday the Commission - the EU executive - issued warnings to the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It gave them six months to step up their fight against ...

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  13. EU warns four island countries on illegal fishingRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Reuters

    ... penalties to deter illegal fishing. On Friday the Commission - the EU executive - issued warnings to the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It gave them six months to step up their fight against ...

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  14. Book features legendary Lubbock businessman Homer MaxeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    ... Naval officer during World War II. He was in charge of landing crafts during campaigns at Okinawa and the Solomon Islands. This photo shows the family of Homer Maxey. He is accompanied by his wife, Melba, and daughters Carla, left, and Glenna. Homer ...

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  15. Saving the Kolombangara cloud forest in the law co...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Scoop

    Local guides Mofat, Sese, Ashley and Boe leading a walking party through the mossy cloud forests near the Kolombangara Island crater, Patu Kolo, rim. Image: Andrew Cox/Scoop A collective of indigenous landowners have formed an association that is testing the strength of the Solomon Islands' environmental law and taking their own national government to court over alleged irregularities in the way it gave the green light to a logging company, writes Dr Kayt Davies .

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  16. The Solomon Islands: Mark ThreeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | The Economist

    WHEN the Solomon Islands made Manasseh Sogavare prime minister on December 9th, it was amid a heavy security presence of local and Australian police officers. This is the third stint in office for Mr Sogavare, a black belt in karate, and the first two ended badly.

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  17. Migration stripping Pacific Islands of climate change know-howRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | AlertNet

    ... By continuing to browse our site, you are giving your consent for us to set cookies. Sea level rise in the Solomon Islands is nearly three times the global average and low lying island communities are facing threats to food security and freshwater ...

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  18. Petaling Jaya: M'sia's Kulim to acquire Indonesian oil and gas companyRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Asia News Network

    ... especially with the imminent divestment of the group's plantation business in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands via the disposal of Kulim's entire stake in its 48.97 per cent-subsidiary New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL). Last year, the largely ...

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  19. Coconut water as blood plasma alternative?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    In an absolute emergency, coconut water can be used as an alternative to blood plasma, but you're much better off just drinking it. Would you reckon it's outrageous to claim that coconut water is identical to human plasma - and so, you can inject it directly into the bloodstream? In the Solomon Islands the coconut is an essential part of their diet.

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  20. Sogavare elected Solomon Islands prime ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Vallejo News

    Veteran Solomon Islands politician Manasseh Sogavare was elected prime minister of the Pacific nation on Tuesday, the third time he has held the top job, an official said. Sogavare won a secret ballot of lawmakers 31 votes to 19 to defeat his rival Jerry Manele, a spokesman for the prime minister's office said.

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