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…

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.…

SIVB officials visit Marau tourism operators

A delegation from the Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) conducted their third provincial visits to Marau Sound, East Guadalcanal. The first two provincial visits were made to Auki and Gizo early this year. The visit to Marau Sound last Friday was headed by SIVB board of director representatives Andrew Nihopara, SIVB chief executive officer (CEO)…