Four Santa Cruz dove born in Singapore park

FOUR baby Santa Cruz ground doves were born at Jurong Bird Park, Singapore in recent weeks, making the park the first zoological institution in the world to successfully breed the highly threatened bird species under human care. Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) said in a statement yesterday that the first of the Santa Cruz ground dove…

SHAKY TIES

DAP to review diplomatic relationship with Taiwan By ANDREW FANASIA DEMOCRATIC Alliance Party (DAP) will review the nation’s diplomatic ties with Taiwan if it comes to power after this year’s election. That’s according to the party’s manifesto, which was launched in Honiara on Tuesday. “We will embrace a ‘look north’ foreign policy while reviewing our…

Polling date finalised

SOLOMON Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) has already decided on the date for this year’s national election. But Chief Electoral Officer Mose Saitala said they will have to wait for next month for Governor General Sir Frank Kabui to officially announce it. He revealed this when he opened three-day training for election awareness officers SIEC is…

Para workshop sets to roll

THE Solomon Islands National Paralympic Committee (SINPC) is organizing a three-day Agitos Workshop and Athletics coaching course for parents of para-athletes, coaches and medical personnel. The course will start 9am today, ending January 25. It will be held at the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) conference room. Christopher Nunn, Project Coordinator of the Oceania Paralympic…