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New species of giant rat discovered on the Solomon Islands

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New species of giant rat discovered on the Solomon Islands


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Australian Ear, nose and throat specialists coming to Honiara next week

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Australian Ear, nose and throat specialists coming to Honiara next week


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Police investigate ‘cult’ group after alleged bow and arrow shooting

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Police investigate ‘cult’ group after alleged bow and arrow shooting


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There’s no delay in anti-corruption investigations: Police

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There’s no delay in anti-corruption investigations: Police


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Police continue probe into suspended PS accused of fraud

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Police continue probe into suspended PS accused of fraud


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8 new officers to Sudan

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8 new officers to Sudan


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  • Police destroy surrendered guns
    Police destroy surrendered guns

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    Police today destroyed the last remaining firearms surrendered during the government imposed gun amnesty period on May this year. A total of 18 guns and and over 2800 rounds of ammunition were destroyed today at the Rove Police headquarters. Speaking during the destruction ceremony, Police commissioner Mathew Varley said the destruction of the firearms showed the commitment the police and the government have making Solomon Islands a safer place
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Business

  • Chinese businesses on notice as Solomons’ Government announces tax crackdown
    Chinese businesses on notice as Solomons’ Government announces tax crackdown

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    The Solomon Islands Government has created a taskforce to crack down on Chinese businesses flouting tax payments. Describing it as a “big problem”, the Minister of Finance and Treasury Snyder Rini revealed the issue facing the Government in parliament yesterday. Mr Rini said the inland revenue division was facing major issues collecting Goods and Services Tax (GST) from local Chinese shops
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Society & Culture

  • Police investigate ‘cult’ group after alleged bow and arrow shooting
    Police investigate ‘cult’ group after alleged bow and arrow shooting

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    Solomons Police are appealing to the leaders of the cultist group called ‘Platform’ on Makira to come forward to discuss the alleged shooting of an Anglican Tasiu in the Rea Highlands last month. The Provincial Police Commander, Makira-Ulawa Province, Peter Sitai confirmed he deployed his officers to investigate the incident but are yet to make any arrest. It is aledged members of the group shot the man with a bow and arrow on August 20
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Education

  • USP opens 4th regional campus
    USP opens 4th regional campus

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    The University of the South Pacific held a ground breaking ceremony for its new Solomon Islands campus in Panatina, Honiara today. The six-thousand-square meter complex will be the university’s 4th campus and the center for public health studies in the region. Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony, USP Vice chancellor, Prof. Rajesh Chandra said the new project was an important step in increasing tertiary student enrollment in Solomon Islands
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Farming

  • Police and Fisheries to crackdown on illegal beche-de-mer harvesters
    Police and Fisheries to crackdown on illegal beche-de-mer harvesters

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    Police will continue to work with the Ministry of Fisheries in tackling illegal beche-de-mer harvesting in the country during the legal period of fishing for the delicacy. The plan was confirmed by acting police commissioner Juanita Matanga in response to recent cases of illegal beche-de-mer farming and arrests. Commissioner Matanga said in terms of such fisheries matters, Police would only rely on directives from Fisheries to proceed on taking further actions
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Law & Crime

  • Police investigate ‘cult’ group after alleged bow and arrow shooting
    Police investigate ‘cult’ group after alleged bow and arrow shooting

    , sibconline.com.sb

    Solomons Police are appealing to the leaders of the cultist group called ‘Platform’ on Makira to come forward to discuss the alleged shooting of an Anglican Tasiu in the Rea Highlands last month. The Provincial Police Commander, Makira-Ulawa Province, Peter Sitai confirmed he deployed his officers to investigate the incident but are yet to make any arrest. It is aledged members of the group shot the man with a bow and arrow on August 20
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Science & Nature

  • New species of giant rat discovered on the Solomon Islands
    New species of giant rat discovered on the Solomon Islands

    , bbc.co.uk

    A new species of rat, four times larger than regular rodents, has been discovered on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The creature, stretching almost half a metre (19in) in length, lives among the trees and survives on nuts that it cracks open with its teeth. The Solomons are already home to eight other species of rat, but this is the first new discovery in 80 years
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