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Malaita outer island residents call for resettlement | ABC Radio Australia

Malaita outer island communities have raised the issue of sea level rise with Solomon Islands prime minister Gordon Darcy Lilo during his three-day visit to the low-lying atolls.
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A focus on cricket in Solomon Islands - Radio Australia

A focus on cricket in Solomon Islands
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Solomon Islands was once a strong cricket nation before independence and now an Australian university student is working to help increase the presence of cricket throughout the country.
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I never knew that the Solomon Islands used to be a cricket force to be reckoned with.... I thought I knew Solomon Islands history... :)

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Solomon Islands Teachers threatened to go on third strike - Islands Business

Solomon Islands Teachers threatened to go on third strike - Islands Business | Solomon Islands | Scoop.it
Solomon Islands Teachers threatened to go on third strike Islands Business HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---Teachers nationwide are again on the edge of a third national strike after their member association body the Solomon Islands national teachers...
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Aquaculture on the rise in Malaita Province, Solomon Islands | Humanitarian News

Aquaculture on the rise in Malaita Province, Solomon Islands | Humanitarian News | Solomon Islands | Scoop.it
Fish make up approximately 90% of animal protein consumed in Solomon Islands highlighting the critical importance of fish for food security.

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Villagers kill another 70 dolphins

Villagers kill another 70 dolphins | Solomon Islands | Scoop.it

MORE than 70 dolphins were reportedly killed by Fanalei villages, Malaita, last week. Sources from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources revealed this to Solomon Star yesterday.


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This is a really hot topic. It is basically Tradition vs. Westernization. Dolphin hunts have been going on for centuries, and so has Westernization. Who has the upper hand? The outcome should be very interesting.

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SOLOMON ISLANDS: Pacific Countries Are The Largest Donors In The World

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Pacific Countries Are The Largest Donors In The World | Solomon Islands | Scoop.it

Honiara,  (IUCN) - “Considering the extent of the fisheries resources that are extracted from our region, we could say that Pacific Countries are the largest donors in the world,” says Dr Transform Aqorau - Director for the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) at the Solomon Islands PM’s Roundtable on Development, Society and Environment.

 

Addressing the Roundtable yesterday afternoon Dr Aqorau highlighted the opportunities available for Solomon Islands as the value of Solomon Islands and PNA fisheries continue to increase and with the demand of the global market for tuna from well managed fishery sources.

 

The challenges facing the country’s fisheries industry are diverse such as the need to ensure stock sustainability and to ensure the health of the oceans. Also weak governance systems and arrangements and investment, taxation and land issues continue to delay investments in the industry.

 

Dr Aqarou concluded by recommending that Solomon Islands needs to move away from reliance on bilateral access agreements. It already has policies that promote onshore landing of catch and it needs to go for “value”, rather than volume. He said there is a growing international market for tuna caught from the “wild” under arrangements that ensure sustainability of stocks.

 

The role of fisheries in a Green Economy continues to be discussed at the Roundtable today.

 

The three day Roundtable, ending today, is the Solomon Islands Government’s initiative to find an effective way to achieve a more inclusive model of development – a development model that benefits all the people of Solomon Islands.

 

The event is being supported by IUCN and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

 

 

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People from Malaita Outer Islands want to be resettled - Radio Australia

People from Malaita Outer Islands want to be resettled
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The people of Malaita Outer Islands in Solomon Islands, say the rise of the sea level is a real and immediate threat, and it's time to resettle before it's too late.
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25th October 1942: John Basilone beats off Japanese regiment on Guadalcanal

25th October 1942: John Basilone beats off Japanese regiment on Guadalcanal | Solomon Islands | Scoop.it
A little later, with ammunition critically low and the supply lines cut off, Sgt.

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Rising seas flooding homes in Solomons' Malaita - Radio New Zealand International

Rising seas flooding homes in Solomons' Malaita - Radio New Zealand International | Solomon Islands | Scoop.it
Rising seas flooding homes in Solomons' Malaita
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Rising seas flooding homes in Solomons' Malaita. Posted at 17:07 on 09 July, 2013 UTC.
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Makira seeks $5M from Govt - Solomon Star

Makira seeks $5M from Govt - Solomon Star | Solomon Islands | Scoop.it
Makira seeks $5M from Govt
Solomon Star
MAKIRA-ULAWA Province is seeking $5 million from the national government to buy land for the expansion of its provincial headquarters. Premier Thomas Weape revealed this to the Solomon Star.
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Mangrove management in Solomon Islands: Case studies from Malaita Province

Mangrove management in Solomon Islands: Case studies from Malaita Province | Solomon Islands | Scoop.it
Mangrove management in Solomon Islands: Case studies from Malaita Province

Albert, J.A. and Schwarz, A.J.

CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems. Policy Brief: AAS-2013-14.
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Atoll people voices resettlement wish during Solomon Is PM visit - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Atoll people voices resettlement wish during Solomon Is PM visit - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Solomon Islands | Scoop.it
Atoll people voices resettlement wish during Solomon Is PM visit
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People of Malaita Outer Islands says it is high time for them to move into resettlement before sea level rise becomes a huge threat for them.
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Most of the Solomon Islands are right on the sea level, so this is a huge issue. A lot of the outer islands are facing problems about the rise in sea levels.

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Strike looms - Solomon Star

Strike looms - Solomon Star | Solomon Islands | Scoop.it
Strike looms Solomon Star “We are working on Malaita, Isabel, Guadalcanal and United Church education authorities teachers list at the moment and should be completed soon before submitting them with others to cabinet.” The source said they have...
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Both my parents are teachers in the Solomon Islands, so whenever I hear about a strike, in regards to the teaching profession, I get a little bit worried. Unlike Canada with unions and all that, I do not think the Solomon’s have that ‘luxury’ to have a unified voice.

 

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Mangroves here attract carbon traders - Solomon Star

Mangroves here attract carbon traders - Solomon Star | Solomon Islands | Scoop.it
Mangroves here attract carbon traders
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Reliable sources in Makira Province say few carbon traders from overseas are currently in the country scouting for possible hectares of mangroves to be used for carbon trading.
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Mangroves are such an awesome ecosystem! They are just so fascinating and I feel very weary when I see 'trading' in the headlines in regards to them.

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Gold Ridge land owners may sue govt - Solomon Star

Gold Ridge land owners may sue govt - Solomon Star | Solomon Islands | Scoop.it
Gold Ridge land owners may sue govt
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However, the MOF document cited by FSII News showed that $3,704,602.53 was paid to the Guadalcanal provincial government in cash between 13th February 2013 to 3rd May 2013.
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Solomon Islands Map - Editable in PowerPoint

Solomon Islands Map - Editable in PowerPoint | Solomon Islands | Scoop.it
This 23 set PPT template of the Solomon Islands is ideal for professional PPT presentations. This slide deck showcases the National Capital of Honiara located in the island of Guadalcanal and its 9 Provinces.

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Solomon Islands is a mystic archipelago of about 992 islands in Oceania known for its underwater adventure, diverse marine life and wild interiors of local village treks. These islands lie to the east of Papua New Guinea in Melanesia. The country's capital, Honiara is located on thre island of Guadalcanal. The archipelago is divided into 10 provinces - Central, Choiseul, Guadalcanal, Isabel, Makira-Ulawa, Malaita, Rennell and Bellona, Temotu, Western and Honiara City. This PPT map template includes information about the geographical location, provincial details, national capital, flag and flag-themed reusable icons. A great tool for classroom, business, tourism and conference presentations!








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SOLOMON ISLANDS: Minister explains value of our Tuna

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Minister explains value of our Tuna | Solomon Islands | Scoop.it

The recent fishing access agreement signed between the Ministry of Fisheries and Korea has increased its value to $16 million, Solomon Islands minister Alfred Giro says.

In an exclusive interview with Solomon Star, Giro said this was a substantial increase from last year’s agreement.

 “We believe we have set an increased benchmark rate for our Vessel Day Scheme(VDS) as set out by Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) at a minimum rate of US$5000 (SBD$35,500).

But Ghiro declined to release the exact figures of the increased VDS rate agreed upon at the recent talks with Korea.

“We don’t want to disclose the amount since we are yet to negotiate with other fishing nations like New Zealand, Japan and Taiwan,” he said.

Asked whether the $40 million access agreement signed with Korea truly reflects the value of our tuna, the minister said “not really”.

“This value is only for one particular country and does not really reflect the true value of our tuna.

“A combination of other bilateral access agreements could reflect on the value when all the values combined.”

When asked what the total number of fishing efforts the country has for the past year and this year, Giro said last year the country has over 2700 VDS and that had increased to over 3,000 this year.

“This is a good indication as the country continues to show improvement in its fisheries sector and had gained more VDS, which will really benefit the country to maximise its tuna value,” he said.

In simple calculations, since the minimum VDS rate is US$5, 000, the country should be earning estimated revenue of SBD$90m (US$13.5m) last year alone.

And this year the country should expect to earn SBD$106m (US$15m).

An amount that is expected to increase further since the ministry has confirmed it has increased its minimum VDS rate above the minimum rate put out by PNA of US$5,000.

 
But the Solomon Star understands the ministry is charging different VDS rates for different fishing nations above the minimum rate.

 
SOURCE: SOLOMON STAR/PACNEWS

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I LOVE TUNA! That is all I have to say on this topic.

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1st November 1942: Bloody fight for Guadalcanal continues

1st November 1942: Bloody fight for Guadalcanal continues | Solomon Islands | Scoop.it
During the course of this engagement, all members of his section were either killed or severely wounded and he himself suffered multiple, grievous wounds.

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Radio New Zealand : International : Dateline Pacific : 11 Jul 2013 : Rising seas flooding homes in Solomons' Malaita

2013-07-11 - RADIONZ - RISING SEAS FLOODING HOMES IN SOLOMONS' MALAITA
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Malaita Outer Islanders Call for Resettlement - Solomon Times Online

Malaita Outer Islanders Call for Resettlement - Solomon Times Online | Solomon Islands | Scoop.it
Malaita Outer Islanders Call for Resettlement Solomon Times Online Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo said the issues that are being raised by the Malaita Outer Islands community are real which calls for re-engagement and commitment by the national...
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Church officials attend reconciliation, peace training - Solomon Star

Church officials attend reconciliation, peace training - Solomon Star | Solomon Islands | Scoop.it
Church officials attend reconciliation, peace training Solomon Star From the Philippines Rev Graham Mark travelled to Fiji to attend the training of trainers (TOT) in peace-building on 8 – 27 June in Suva, Fiji with Mr Leslie Filiomea of the...
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