Leaked UN report warns of climate change risks

Rich and poor countries are still unprepared for many threats posed by climate change and extreme weather, a United Nations assessment of global warming will warn. Scientific authors and government representatives from around the world have spent the weekend negotiating the final text of the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change at a…

Trees of life

Forests play a major role in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is stored as carbon in trees, soils, and other organic matter in forests. As trees grow, it takes in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through the process of photosynthesis and stores it as carbon. Organisms living in forest soils take in…

PINA defends role in Pacific media

The ABC’s Pacific Correspondent, Sean Dorney, has been criticised by both the Fiji Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) and the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA), for his coverage of the recent Pacific Media Summit in New Caledonia. At the summit – which was organised by PINA –  Sean reported that delegates felt the Fiji media…

POLITICAL COMMENTARY: ‘2006 riot is a wake up call’

Solomon Islanders are anticipating for going into the pools for national election in December.  Interestingly the political climate now is MP’s and intending candidates, joined the political race and campaigning is in top gear, in the streets of Honiara, provincial centres, rural areas even to their door steps. Particularly past experiences should ring a bell,…

Clubs receives awards

Winners of the recent Telekom S-league (TSL) season have finally had their hands on their respective awards over the weekend. The presentation of awards took place at the Pacific Casino Sea View area. The top three winners received trophies and medals according to their respective positions including consolation prizes for the coach of the year,…

Marist maintains top spot

QQQ Marist men’s basketball team still maintains their position as leaders of the Namson Tran Basketball competition after defeating a strong MMTM side at the Multipurpose Hall on Sunday. Marist finished off the match with a two point difference 35-33. Fully equipped with most of their players, Marist put in all efforts to make it…

Warriors win second friendly

Solomon Islands Football Club champions, Solomon Warriors have won their second friendly match against a tough TSL Select side on Sunday at the Lawson Tama Stadium. The match ended with a final score 4-1. It was a tough and equally contested match compared to their first friendly last weekend. After fighting out ninety minutes of…

New Marau Sound tourism association

A new tourism association has been formed over the weekend known as the Marau Sound tourism association. This came after a delegation from the Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) visited the area over the weekend. The association was formed on Saturday after a meeting with SIVB. SIVB was excused when the election took place. And…

Operators learn difference about SIVB, ministry

LOCAL tourism operators in Marau, east Guadalcanal on Saturday learn about the different functions Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) and ministry of culture and tourism and the role they played in the tourism industry in Solomon Islands. SIVB board of director Andrew Nihopara explained the difference of these two organisations after operators asked about it.…