Rate of ocean warming quadrupled

THE buildup of heat-trapping greenhouse gases is warming the upper ocean four times faster than during the period 1960-1990, according to new research. The paper, published 10 March in the journal Science Advances, is the latest effort to piece together current and historical measurements from ships, self-propelled floats, satellites and even seals to get a…

Red Cross Strategic Plan

Dear Editor – The Secretary General of the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society, Thomas Bebeu, released the Red Cross Society’s strategic plan 2017-2020 in Honiara on Wednesday morning. Mr Bebeu said the strategic plan will give “clarity and sense of direction” to the organisation while it aims to reach about 200,000 Solomon Islanders with its…

Street selling

Dear Editor – I used to feel the same way my friend James Taranoa is feeling now, when I walked those same streets. I felt anger taking over, every time I saw what James is seeing now and was thinking of lodging the same sentiments to the authorities. Some citizens in the past have raised…

Kava export to US

Dear Editor – According to a news item broadcast by Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) on Monday this week, Kava growers in Vanuatu are currently struggling to meet increasing demands for the ‘noble’ kava variety in the United States. According to the news item, more than 100 kava bars have opened in the USA in…

Concern over junior officers

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