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    21-yo man jailed for rape

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to three years for raping a 16-year-old girl in Santa Cruz, Temotu province. The incident occurred in 2019, when the man was 19 years old. The man had...

    Costly release

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    Maritime authority detains ship for spilling oil at Graciosa Bay BY BEN BILUA MARITIME authorities have detained a foreign log-ship which had spilled oil in Graciosa Bay waters, Temotu province. The vessel was at the Bay to...

    Parliament reaches out to Eastern Solomons

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    A recent historical and successful visit by three Parliamentary Standing Committees to the eastern borders of Solomon Islands uncovered the seriousness of police security and deterioration, poor health services and the increasing threat of...

    TEMOTU PROVINCE SUPPORTS REVITALIZATION OF DBSI

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    TEMOTU Province has strongly supported the Government’s intention to revive the former Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI). Reopening the Bank is one of the important flagship policies that the DCCG is currently pursuing. People...

    Legal advocates fine-tune skills

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    TWELVE Community Legal Advocates (CLAs) who are based in the provinces of Malaita (North and South), Western (Seghe, Shortlands, Vella la Vella and Kolombangara) and Temotu (Santa Cruz and Lomlom) have now fine-tuned their...

    60 endangered species shipped to Singapore

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    BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO LACK of breeding sites in the Solomon Islands has led to 60 Santa Cruz ground doves being shipped to Singapore two weeks ago with the hope of repopulating their inhabitants. With the...

    Balding islands

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    The fight to save Vanikoro forests continues BY GEORGINA KEKEA UNSUSTAINABLE and illegal logging continues to cause tensions between a logging company and vulnerable landowners in Temotu. Much of the small island of Vanikoro, Santa Cruz, has...

    No court visit for Tikopia & Ontong Java, 16 years

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA Ontong Java and Tikopia have not had any court visit for the last 16 years. Chief Magistrate Emma Garo revealed this during the Public Accounts Committee hearing last week. She said they have not...

    BONES MYSTERY

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    Police investigate human remains found on beach BY JENNIFER KUSAPA POLICE are investigating human bones found on a beach near Lata, Temotu province. The bones were found by children who were playing along the beach. Speaking to the...

    Climate team back from Reef Islands

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    A TEAM from the Climate Change Division (CCD) of the Ministry of Environment Climate Change Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) have just returned after completing a two-week-long Integrated Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment in the...