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Pacific Island links: Sogavare, violence in Moresby, rugby controversy in Fiji and more

By Anna Kirk, an intern in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia program. Manasseh Sogavare has been elected Prime Minister of Solomon Islands. This will be the third time he holds the position. Violence broke out in Port Moresby over the weekend between the military and police. Show More Summary

5 Most Incredible Discoveries of the Week

A cemetery with more mummies than you can imagine and an Easter Island mystery that may finally be solved make the list: Proof That Kings David and Solomon Were Real? : It's not like finding a wall with "King David Was Here" scrawled on it, but six clay seals excavated in...

Pacific Island links: Solomon Islands election, labour mobility, violence against women and more

By Anna Kirk, an intern in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia program. The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission has released the final results of last week's election. Mark Tamsitt argues that although the Solomon Islands election preparations...Show More Summary

Solomon Islands needs a parliament that will deliver results

The conduct of the general elections in Solomon Islands on 19 November appears to have been largely successful. An interim report from the Commonwealth Observer Team led by former Prime Minister of PNG Mekere Morauta has praised theShow More Summary

Pacific Island links: Elections in Solomons and Tonga, Modi and Xi in Fiji, PNG budget and more

By Anna Kirk, an intern in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia program. On 19 November Solomon Islands held its first elections since the wind-down of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands in July 2013. Solomon Islanders had to cast their votes in their home electorates, which for many meant a long and hazardous journey. Show More Summary

Pacific Island links: Xi and Modi visit Fiji, Solomons elections, PNG corruption and more

Chinese President Xi Jinping is traveling to Fiji following the G20 summit to meet with Pacific Island leaders. Philippa Brant was interviewed on Pacific Beat about what this might mean for Chinese aid to the region. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be visiting Fiji to meet with regional leaders. Show More Summary

Saving Kolombangara's Cloud Forest

The natural habitat of a remote island in the Solomons is staring down the ever-present danger posed by logging. The stakes are high, and the legal ramifications enormous. Kayt Davies explains.

Pacific island links: Solomons elections, fishing deals, climate change and more

By Anna Kirk, an intern in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia program. Solomon Islanders head to the polls on 19 November. The new biometric voter registration process has seen 280,000 voters register and 160,000 invalid names removed from the register. Show More Summary

Conflict in the Pacific islands: The climate dimension

Armed conflict in the Pacific islands, from Atai's 1878 revolt in New Caledonia to the upsurge of violence in Solomon Islands in 1998, is often portrayed as 'ethnic tension'. But there is a need for more analysis based on political ecology,...Show More Summary

Pacific island links: Bougainville, Rugby League, Solomons, Chinese mining and more

By Anna Kirk, an intern in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia program. Health officials working in Solomon Islands propose a response to the 'perfect storm' of conditions in the Pacific that threatens to overwhelm under-resourced publicShow More Summary

Vanessa's Eclectic Seaside Cottage — House Tour

Name: Vanessa Faye Wurman and her dogs Solomon and The Dude Location: Jamestown, Rhode Island Size: 1,300 square feet Years lived in: 15 years; owned You don’t even have to enter Vanessa’s home to know that it’s not your typical seaside cottage. Show More Summary

Navy Ships Deliver Supplies to Solomon Islands

Two Royal Australian Navy landing craft have delivered vital supplies to remote communities in Solomon Islands as part of Australia’s commitment to provide support to the region.

Pacific Women Vendors Lead Change

Cross-posted from UN Women Market vendor Rose Starlyn receiving her workshop certificate at the Markets for Change Solomon Islands launch in Honiara, May 2014. Photo: UN Women/Ellie van Baaren It may not have been a regular part of her everyday business, but it seemed interesting so she decided to go along. Show More Summary

Pacific Women Vendors Lead Change

Cross-posted from UN Women Market vendor Rose Starlyn receiving her workshop certificate at the Markets for Change Solomon Islands launch in Honiara, May 2014. Photo: UN Women/Ellie van Baaren It may not have been a regular part of her everyday business, but it seemed interesting so she decided to go along. Show More Summary

Saving the Rainforest in Rendova

4 months agoOdd : Neatorama

Redditor merrderber is from the island of Rendova in the Solomon Islands. She is a now a law student in Australia. Her story is quite interesting. Merrderber’s people have been in court for 14 years, fighting a logging company for the use of their land. Show More Summary

Solomon Islands Capital Needs to relocate to Combat Tsunami

BMT WBM (BMT), a subsidiary of the BMT Group, a leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has partnered with Buckley Vann

Shared Past and Common Future: Secretary Kerry’s Visit to Solomon Islands

The American Guadalcanal Memorial is sacred ground to Americans.  It stands in silent homage to the U.S. Marines who stood, fought, and died at the Battle of Guadalcanal, a World War II battle which many believe was pivotal in the Allied victory in the Pacific theater.

Kerry honours dead in WWII Guadalcanal battle in Solomons visit

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

US Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday hailed the sacrifice of US and Allied forces in the Guadalcanal campaign as he noted the pivotal role played by the Solomon Islands in World War II. Kerry flew to the Solomons capital Honiara...Show More Summary

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