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Thursday Sep 11 | The China Post

Outgoing ambassador of Solomon Islands decorated

Foreign Minister David Lin conferred a medal on the outgoing Solomon Islands ambassador to the Republic of China Wednesday in recognition of his efforts to advance ties between the two diplomatic allies, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Lin bestowed the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon on Laurie Chan at a ceremony in recognition of his efforts to promote bilateral ties during his tenure, the ministry said in a statement late that day.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Wed Sep 10, 2014

TeleGeography CommsUpdate

Prolific Kacific gets island-specific: terrific for the Pacific

The project will establish 55 fully equipped e-centres to service communities in remote islands or rural areas in Kiribati, the Federated States of Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Nauru and Tonga. Kacific has pledged to donate a total of 50Mbps of dedicated bandwidth for a full year to the eleven Pacific Island nations, complemented by 40 terminals.

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Related Topix: Micronesia, Oceania, World News

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Scoop

Auckland Eye Surgeon to Learn New Sight-Saving Surgery

An Auckland eye surgeon is heading to the Solomon Islands to learn a new cataract surgery technique that will deliver first world results to patients in developing countries. Dr David Pendergrast, an ophthalmologist at Auckland Eye, says his two-week trip to the Solomon Islands in September will enable him to perform hundreds of sight-saving cataract removal surgeries in developing nations.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Papua New Guinea

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Resource Investing News

St Barbara Limited: Normal Service Resuming

Bad news comes in threes, or so the saying goes. Mid-tier Australian gold miner St Barbara Ltd will certainly hope that superstition rings true and it can now move forward having got its three out of the way.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

ABC News

High nickel price raises stakes in Australia-Japan Solomons mining dispute

High nickel prices and interest from China are raising the stakes in Solomon Islands as a verdict nears in court action between a small Australian mining company and Japanese giant Sumitomo. A verdict is expected this month in the David and Goliath court action between the small Australian company Axiom mining and Sumitomo.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Papua New Guinea

Sat Sep 06, 2014

Samoa News

11TH Festival of Pacific Arts Ends...

After two weeks of festivity, the cultural extravaganza that is the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts came to a close in Honiara on Friday, July 13, 2012. Delegations from 20 Pacific countries and territories and from the nine provinces of host country, Solomon Islands, will donned their national regalia for the official closing ceremony.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Wed Sep 03, 2014

United Nations

In Auckland lecture, Ban lauds New Zealand's - ingenuity and hard work' for the UN

It was the second visit for the Secretary-General to the University, which bestowed on him today an honorary doctorate in recognition of the valuable work being carried out by the Organization.

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Related Topix: Oceania, Papua New Guinea

Tyler Morning Telegraph

The War Is Over

No more "Four on and eight off" watches to stand. No more "General Quarters" alerts a half hour before sunrise or sunset, or any other odd hour of the day or night.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, San Pedro, CA, US Military, US Navy

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Navaho Hopi Observer

Navajo Code Talker uniform finds way home to Reservation

Cpl. Henry Bahe, Jr. and Pfc. George H. Kirk transmitting a radio message from Bougainville iin Dec. 1943.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, US Military, US Marine Corps

Mon Sep 01, 2014

ABC News

Parliament recognises mistreatment of South Sea workers

A motion has been presented in Federal Parliament expressing regret over the treatment of thousands of South Sea Islanders brought to Australia in the 1800s.

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Related Topix: Sea Island, GA, Glynn County, GA, Oceania, World News

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Scoop

Choiseul a " first climate change town to move in bi...

Fear of tsunamis and the threat of rising sea levels has made a provincial capital in the Solomon Islands decide to relocate its entire population - the first time this has happened on this scale in the Pacific.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Canada, Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Boat Disaster

State Department

U.S. Mission to the United Nations: Remarks by Christopher Klein,...

Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you, Special Representative Zarif for your briefing.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Green Left Weekly

Pacific Island climate warriors take on fossil fuel industry

One of the most frightful ironies of climate change is that it will wreak the most havoc on the people who have done the least to cause it.

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Related Topix: Weather, Oceania, World News

AlertNet

Climate-threatened Solomon Islanders prepare for evacuation

Communities living on low-lying islands in Malaita Province, in the Solomon Islands, are being severely impacted by rising seas and face displacement.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Agriculture, Science, Boat Disaster

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Scoop

Clinic making a difference in the Solomons

Hawke's Bay's leading appearance and cosmetic medicine practice, Peak Appearance has partnered with Interplast Australia and New Zealand to sponsor a nurse educator training programme in the Solomon Islands.

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Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Oceania, Nursing, Medicine

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Concord woman publishes World War II book to preserve stories of father, uncle who served

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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Related Topix: Concord, CA, Oceania, World News, Papua New Guinea

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Fiji Times

No end to air dispute

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.

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ABC News

Concerns for marine life near deep sea mining project

A controversial mining project that involves ploughing the sea floor off Papua New Guinea is set to begin amid concerns about its impact on the marine environment.

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Related Topix: Papua New Guinea, Oceania, World News

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Erie Times News

Today in History for Aug. 25

On Aug. 25, 1944, during World War II, Paris was liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Arlington, VA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Samoa News

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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Related Topix: Oceania, World News

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