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2020 candidates get their official ballot numbers

The candidates for 2020 elections have been given their official ballot numbers at the Palau Election Commission Office on August 13.For the Presidential seat, current Vice-President and Minister of Justice Raynold “Arnold” Oilouch was given number 1, taking number 2 was Alan Seid, Johnson Toribiong got number 3, and then Surangel Whipps Jr. was given […]

Abandoned vessels sitting off rock islands.

Plan evolves to tow sunken fishing boat

A plan is underway to remove the sunken fishing vessel sitting off of the BT&T wharf in Malakal, says the Environmental Quality Protection Board (EQPB). Concerns were raised earlier in the month that the sunken vessel was leaking fuel into the water, but according to the EQPB, the engine has been removed, minimizing the threat […]

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Pacific nations establish COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force

A COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force will be established by the 18-members of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) to respond to the economic devastation brought by COVID-19 to the region.At a virtual media conference on Wednesday following the two-day online Forum Economic Ministers’ Meeting (FEMM), Chair Tuvalu’s Finance Minister Seve Paeniu told reporters, “The ministers […]

Abandoned by state after explosion, Lebanese help each other

BEIRUT (AP) — In the southern Lebanese town of Haris, a newlywed couple is living in one of Safy Faqeeh’s apartments for free. He’s never met them before, and they aren’t on a honeymoon. Their apartment in Beirut was wrecked when last week’s massive explosion wreaked destruction across the capital.Faqeeh is one of hundreds of […]

World

Virus exposed ‘inadequate’ regional health systems

SUVA, 10 AUGUST 2020 (FIJI LIVE) — The coronavirus pandemic has shown how inadequate health facilities are across the region, says Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Secretary-general Dame Meg Taylor. Dame Meh made the comment during an online workshop last week, saying there was a need for more investment in health infrastructure to prepare for future […]

Bougainvillean border crossers jailed

The two Bougainvilleans who were arrested and charged for illegally crossing Solomon Islands border in June has been sentenced recently to six months imprisonment. Deputy Commissioner Ian Vaevaso told reporters that the two Bougainvilleans are serving their jail term in Gizo Correctional Centre, Western Province. In light of this sentence, Vaevaso reminded both Bougainvilleans and Solomon Islanders […]

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai and raided the publisher’s headquarters Monday in the highest-profile use yet of a new national security law Beijing imposed on the city in June. “Jimmy Lai is being arrested for collusion with foreign powers at this time,” Mark Simon, an executive of Lai’s […]

Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s end run around Congress on coronavirus relief is raising questions about whether it would give Americans the economic lifeline he claims and appears certain to face legal challenges. Democrats called it a pre-election ploy that would burden cash-strapped states. “When you look at those executive orders … the […]

Azar visit to Taiwan is fresh thorn in prickly US-China ties

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An ongoing visit by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to Taiwan will likely exacerbate mounting tensions between Washington and Beijing, which claims Taiwan as its own territory to be annexed by force if necessary. From the South China Sea to TikTok, Hong Kong and trade, China and the […]

New PGA champion Morikawa’s toughest moment came after round

If all you saw were the highlights of how Collin Morikawa beat back the biggest names in golf and walked off with the PGA Championship, you’d conclude he did it the old-fashioned way. The 23-year-old Californian delivered a 6-under 64 in the final round, including a signature shot that fans will be talking about for […]

EADING OFF: A’s try for 10th win in row, wait for MLB word

A look at what’s happening in the majors today: PENALTIES POSSIBLE The Athletics try for their 10th straight win when they start a series on the road against the Angeles. In the meantime, outfielder Ramon Laureano and the A’s — along with the Houston Astros — will see if Major League Baseball will issue any […]

Unforced Rhythm of Grace

My dear Lord Jesus, I come to you now to be restored in you, renewed in you, to receive from you all the grace and mercy I so desperately need this day. I honor as my Sovereign and I surrender every aspect and dimension of my life totally and completely to you.  I give to […]

‘Worst-case’ global warming scenario still best guide until 2050, study says

NEW YORK (CLIMATE HOME) — A ‘worst-case’ scenario of surging greenhouse gas emissions this century is still the ‘most useful choice’ for government planning until 2050 despite criticisms that it is alarmist, a U.S study said on Monday. The scenario of rising fossil fuel use, used by the UN panel of climate scientists in reports […]

Old and new battle it out for Election 2020

The majority of the incumbents will battle it out with up and coming aspirants for election 2020 in the senatorial and delegate’s seat. It is expected to be a four-way race for the presidential seat, with Surangel Whipps Jr. being the last candidate to file for his candidacy the day before the deadline. Appearing alongside […]

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Ngchesar State Ranger reports meyas harvest

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the Ngchesar State dock, there was a harvesting of cultured Meyas (Rabbit Fish). State residents and people from other places came and attended the harvesting program.  We believe that a very high percentage of the rabbit fish fries cultured were harvested. We know the feeding of the fries and […]

UOG: Cycad size and habitat contribute to plant’s survival when confronted with invasive species

A long-term study on Guam and Micronesia’s native and threatened species of cycad plant has revealed factors that contribute to the plant’s ability to survive in the face of invasive species.   Research out of the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center at the University of Guam and College of Micronesia-FSM shows that the Cycas micronesica population in Guam declined […]

PVA and Palau’s hospitality industry volunteers team up to further gauge Kayangel’s tourism

Palau Visitors Authority (PVA) teamed up with Palau’s hospitality industry managers to conduct a second assessment of Kayangel’s tourism potential on July 29-30, 2020. The second assessment brought forward perspectives of well-experienced managers of Palau Pacific Resort who volunteered their time for this project: Alex Suzuki – Executive Chef (34 years), Amelia Olebuu – Credit […]

PAN Fund’s grants officer completes Master’s Program

Mrs. Jovalyn Ilong Koshiba-Ngiraingas graduates with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii earlier this summer. Completion of her degree was made possible through the Bill Raynor Micronesia Challenge (BRMC) Scholarship. Back in 2019, Mrs. Koshiba-Ngiraingas was fortunate enough to be chosen as a recipient of this BRMC Scholarship. She […]

Ngchesar State Ranger Reports Meyas Harvest

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the Ngchesar State dock, there was a harvesting of cultured Meyas (Rabbit Fish). State residents and people from other places came and attended the harvesting program. We believe that a very high percentage of the rabbit fish fries cultured were harvested. We know the feeding of the fries and […]

UOG: Cycad size and habitat contribute to plant’s survival when confronted with invasive species

A long-term study on Guam and Micronesia’s native and threatened species of cycad plant has revealed factors that contribute to the plant’s ability to survive in the face of invasive species.Research out of the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center at the University of Guam and College of Micronesia-FSM shows that the Cycas micronesica population in […]

PAN Fund’s Grants Officer completes Master’s Program

Mrs. Jovalyn Ilong Koshiba-Ngiraingas graduates with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii earlier this summer. Completion of her degree was made possible through the Bill Raynor Micronesia Challenge (BRMC) Scholarship. Back in 2019, Mrs. Koshiba-Ngiraingas was fortunate enough to be chosen as a recipient of this BRMC Scholarship. She […]

PVA and Palau’s hospitality industry volunteers team up to further gauge Kayangel’s tourism

Palau Visitors Authority (PVA) teamed up with Palau’s hospitality industry managers to conduct a second assessment of Kayangel’s tourism potential on July 29-30, 2020.The second assessment brought forward perspectives of well-experienced managers of Palau Pacific Resort who volunteered their time for this project: Alex Suzuki – Executive Chef (34 years), Amelia Olebuu – Credit & […]

PICRC study tracks tuna with new technology

A novel study in Palau has used a combination of Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs) and trackers to monitor how yellowfin tuna move, and where they can be caught by local fishermen. Fisheries biologist Alexander Filous, in collaboration with the Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC), has implemented this new technology to pinpoint locations around the […]

Palauan artist Kendall Titimel joins UN #pacificunite concert

Kendall Titimel a.k.a as  Kendall T, one of Palau’s well known young song artist, will be featured in #pacificunite concert under the United Nations in the Pacific. The #pacificunite concert lies bring together Pacific Islanders from across the region to show the strength of solidarity in the face of COVID-19. ”Palau stands with the Pacific, […]

PCS receives $1,000 donation from the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Palau Conservation Society (PCS) is grateful for support from the Embassy of theRepublic of China (Tawain). OnJuly 22, 2020,His Excellency Wallace M. G. Chow made a generous donation of $1,000 to PCS which was presentedto PCS Chairman David A. Orrukem and Executive Director Bola Majekobaje.With the help of donors, PCS provided 200 students with the […]

Recipients of Governor henaro Polloi Scholarship for Year 2020

Governor henaro polloi of melekeok state believes that more young people from his state should continue to further their education to the best of their abilities. Based on this believe, every year he set aside $2,000.00 From his salary as scholarship to every deserving students from the state. This scholarship was establisehd in year 2015 […]

BNM pottery points to Ulong’s ancient history

In Western Micronesia, archaeological sites containing millennia-old artifacts are rare. Which is why 3,000 year-old pottery, displayed at the Belau National Museum, is such an important find.A reconstructed ceramic pot, which radiocarbon-dating suggests dates back to 1050 BC, was uncovered from a site at Ulong Island. This may make the Palauan island, which is famous […]

3rd National Environment Symposium (NES) to focus on building economic, food, and energy resilience in a Covid-19 world

What position do we want our society to be in post-2020 in a Covid-19 world? On Tuesday, August 18th at Ngarachamayong Cultural Center, the 3rd National Environment Symposium (NES) will address this question. With a theme of “New Opportunities for a Resilient Palau”, the 3rd NES will offer a national platform to talk about opportunities […]

PVA Oceans 16 cleanup continues

Another beach sweep was conducted in Ngaraard, Ngiwal, and Melekeok state on July 24th, 2020 as part of PVA Oceans 16 Cleanup. Through collaborative efforts of Ngaraard, Ngiwal, and Melekeok state governments, Bank of Guam, Heirs to our Oceans, PREP program employees, and community volunteers, the team of over 60 individuals altogether collected roughly 70 […]

Opinion

Include voice of civil in the COVID response

  As Pacific Forum Economic ministers prepare to meet next week, there is a call to include the voice of civil society in the COVID response.   The voice of the people needs to be heard as Ministers seek a path out of COVID crisis. At their meeting economic ministers will grapple with an economic crisis worse than […]

Unforced Rhythm of Grace

My dear Lord Jesus, I come to you now to be restored in you, renewed in you, to receive from you all the grace and mercy I so desperately need this day. I honor as my Sovereign and I surrender every aspect and dimension of my life totally and completely to you.  I give to […]

Include voice of civil society in the COVID response

As Pacific Forum Economic ministers prepare to meet next week, there is a call to include the voice of civil society in the COVID response.The voice of the people needs to be heard as Ministers seek a path out of COVID crisis.At their meeting economic ministers will grapple with an economic crisis worse than any […]

“Women’s rights are non-negotiable in COVID-19 response programming” says the Pacific based Shifting the Power Coalition

SUVA, 03 AUGUST 2020 (SHIFTING THE POWER COALITION) — Mobilising Women’s Leadership: Solutions for Protection and Recovery in a Time of COVID 19 and TC Harold is a new report from the Shifting the Power Coalition’s network of women leaders and focal points, including young women and women with disabilities which is an urgent call […]

Our children warned us but we didn’t listen

STOCKHOLM, 30 JULY 2020 (REUTERS)—-When children start suing governments for inaction on climate change, like they have in South Korea, Pakistan, India and several other countries, it’s time to sit up and take notice.There is a strong moral obligation on governments to take effective action to help minimise the effects of our unsustainable consumption of […]

Pacific islands: The cost to tomorrow of the crisis today

The brunt of the Covid-19 recession will be borne by developing nations, where youth populations are dominant.SYDNEY,30 JULY 2020 (THE INTERPRETER) — The global economic recession triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic will have acute repercussions for the youth of today – both now and for their inheritance. The International Labour Organisation recently warned the economic […]

FEAR

The number one place relationships break down is the health of communication – what we say, how we say it, what we hear, and how we hear it. – Mark DeJesus. Someone said to me, “Ngdiak mdu ke medakt”.  Ke explain … leng ngdiak medakt ra ngidil ngerang… ngsebechek el mekiis el tmik a medam.”  […]

“We would like the French state to apologise”

MELBOURNE, 27 JULY 2020 (INSIDE STORY) —As the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings approaches, the legacy of Cold War French nuclear testing is still in dispute. Nuclear survivors in French Polynesia are calling for changes to the law that governs compensation for people exposed to radiation during French nuclear testing in the […]

Micronesia climate refugees increasingly relocate to Oregon

OREGON, 22 JULY 2020 (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) —While their home islands face rising tides due to climate change, Micronesians living in Oregon struggle to preserve their heritage.Bouncing a baby on his lap in his apartment in Salem, Dexter Moluputo recalls the rhythms and simple pleasures of his childhood home in the Federated States of Micronesia, a […]

Women celebrated as Pacific looks to its agricultural future

SUVA, 20 JULY 2020 (SPC) —As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep across the globe and linger on the doorstep of several Pacific countries, communities are already picking up the health, social and economic pieces scattered in its wake. Agriculture in the Pacific has been particularly challenged, suffering disruption of supply chains, farm labor, growing […]

‘Women Rise for All’ to shape leadership in pandemic response and recovery

NEW YORK, 15 JULY 2020 (UN NEWS CENTRE) —Although the COVID-19 pandemic has generated an unprecedented global health, humanitarian and development crisis, it has also revealed the power of women’s leadership, according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General.“Over the past months, people around the world have come to see what many of us already knew: women’s […]

Privatisation ‘wave’ hurts poor as pandemic heightens risks

BANGKOK,15 JULY 2020 (REUTERS)—A push to privatise land and other resources in countries from Ukraine to Papua New Guinea is hurting indigenous people and the rural poor, while increasing the risks linked to climate change, researchers at a U.S.-based think tank said on Tuesday.From a rise in deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, a push for […]

David, the Shepherd Boy

“If you feel you don’t belong to this world, perhaps you were born to create a new one.” – Unknown We first read the story of David, the shepherd boy who became King of Israel, in 1 Samuel Chapter 16.  The story of David goes on to his death in the Second Book of Samuel.  […]

U.S foreign policy and COVID-19: a Timorese perspective

DILI, 13 JULY 2020 (DEVPOLICY.ORG) — President Trump’s lack of leadership in the international fight against COVID-19, taken to the extreme by his decision to leave the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the midst of the greatest global health emergency in a century, has damaged the reputation of the United States worldwide. This is sad […]

The Mother’s Nurture

The boy was confused but she insisted so the boy hit his mother and saw blood coming out of his mother’s nose.  Then she told her son, “Now get back in there and play.”   She was teaching her son how to recover from the pain of life One of the greatest powers a woman possess […]


Pacific News

Debt pressure builds as Pacific nations face ‘devastating’ economic impact of COVID-19

SUVA, 06 AUGUST 2020 (WANSOLWARA ONLINE NEWS) — COVID -19 is having a ‘devastating’ impact on Pacific economies affecting the tourism and fisheries industries and employment in particular. That is the assessment of Denton Rarawa, senior economic adviser to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, one of the experts advising Pacific Islands Forum Economic officials who […]

Five-way race for Forum leadership

SUVA, 06 AUGUST 2020 (ISLANDS BUSINESS) — Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor has declined to comment on the negotiations over her successor as head of the regional organisation, saying only “I have a job to do and I’m going to do it right up until the last day which is 15 January.” […]

PNG records a new daily record of 39 new coronavirus cases, total 153

Papua New Guinea recorded a new daily record of 39 new coronavirus cases Wednesday bringing the total number of infections to 153, the Controller of the National Pandemic Response David Manning announced. Of those 39 new cases, two tested positive in Western Province, one in West Sepik Province and 37 in the National Capital District. The Sandaun […]

Five-way race for Forum leadership

SUVA, (ISLANDS BUSINESS) — Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor has declined to comment on the negotiations over her successor as head of the regional organisation, saying only “I have a job to do and I’m going to do it right up until the last day which is 15 January.”Dame Meg made the […]

PNG records a new daily record of 39 new coronavirus cases, total 153

PORT MORESBY (PNG GOVT) — Papua New Guinea recorded a new daily record of 39 new coronavirus cases Wednesday bringing the total number of infections to 153, the Controller of the National Pandemic Response David Manning announced.Of those 39 new cases, two tested positive in Western Province, one in West Sepik Province and 37 in […]

Debt pressure builds as Pacific nations face ‘devastating’ economic impact of COVID-19

SUVA (WANSOLWARA ONLINE NEWS) — COVID -19 is having a ‘devastating’ impact on Pacific economies affecting the tourism and fisheries industries and employment in particular.That is the assessment of Denton Rarawa, senior economic adviser to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, one of the experts advising Pacific Islands Forum Economic officials who are meeting this week […]

Pacific should be on alert after PNG drug bust – analyst

-Papua New Guinea’s record drug seizure means other countries around the Pacific will need to be extra vigilant according to a regional security analyst. Last week PNG police seized around 750 kilogrammes of cocaine valued at US$58-million they believed was destined for Australia. Police said the drugs were to be transported aboard a plane which crashed outside […]

70 Marshallese died from COVID-19 in U.S

 At least 70 Marshallese have died in the United States mainland from Covid-19, according to a report compiled by the Marshall Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   The nearly 2,500 positive cases among the Marshallese community living in the U.S. is could be close to 10% of the Marshallese living in the U.S. The Northwest Arkansas region […]

Case leads introduction of next generation framework for U.S policy in Pacific Islands region

The Blue Pacific Act establishes a comprehensive, long-term U.S. foreign policy in the Pacific Islands amidst growing U.S. engagement and attention to the Region The co-chairs of Hawaii’s bipartisan Congressional Pacific Islands Caucus, Congressman Ed Case (D-HI), Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA), Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL), Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK), have introduced […]

World News

In a horrific instant, a burst of power that ravaged Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — As black smoke billowed into the sky, Shiva Karout stepped out of his gym with his colleagues and customers to watch. His gym, Barbell House, sits just across the coastal highway from Beirut’s port where a fire raged. They were curious.Then a first boom shook them, and curiosity turned to fear realizing […]

Virus testing in the US is dropping, even as deaths mount

U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to learn the results.An Associated Press analysis found […]

N. Korea’s escalating virus response raises fear of outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries, officials said, as the country’s response to a suspected case reinforces doubt about its longstanding claim to be virus-free.But amid the outside skepticism and a stream of North […]

Microsoft confirms talks seeking to buy US arm of TikTok

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft confirmed Sunday it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship surrounding such an acquisition. In a statement, Microsoft said Microsoft and ByteDance have provided notice of […]

The Latest: Australia to pay isolating workers in hot spot

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister announced a 1,500 Australian dollar ($1,060) payment for workers in a hot spot state who must self-isolate for 14 days and don’t have paid sick leave. Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the payment that will be available from Wednesday as disaster relief and it was offered after the Victoria […]

Global markets sink after Fed virus warning

BEIJING (AP) — Global markets and U.S. stock futures declined Thursday after the Federal Reserve warned the coronavirus pandemic might threaten the modest economic recovery and kept interest rates near zero.London and Frankfurt opened lower. Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong retreated after spending part of the day in positive territory.Lower interest rates and investor optimism […]

Court says Judd can sue Weinstein for sexual harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday restored a major part of Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, finding that the producer had power over the actor which should make her able to sue under a California sexual harassment law.A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that […]

Oregon governor says US agents will start leaving Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal agents who have clashed with protesters in Portland, Oregon, will begin a “phased withdrawal” from the city, Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday.Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said in a statement the plan negotiated with Brown over the last 24 hours includes a “robust presence” of Oregon State Police in […]

Consulate closures an inflection point in China-US relations

CHENGDU, China (AP) — In the more than 40 years since China and the U.S. established formal diplomatic relations, accusations have been traded, tensions have risen and fallen and sides have come dangerously close to outright confrontation. Yet the forced closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston and China’s order to shutter the U.S. consulate […]

Sports

CP3 leads Thunder’s rout of cold-shooting Lakers, 105-86

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Paul had 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 105-86 victory over the poor-shooting Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points and Steven Adams had 18 for the Thunder (42-25), who never trailed in their first win over the […]

MLB tightening virus protocols, including masks in dugouts

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is cracking down on coronavirus safety protocols, mandating that players and staff wear face coverings at all times, including in the dugouts and bullpens, except for players on the field of play. The league sent a memo to teams Wednesday outlining changes to its 2020 operations manual after […]

UConn becomes 1st FBS program to cancel football over virus

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn canceled its 2020-2021 football season Wednesday, becoming the first FBS program to do so because of the coronavirus pandemic, after other schools had taken the Huskies off their schedules and the governor was reluctant to allow players to travel to states with high infection rates. “After receiving guidance from state […]

CP3 leads Thunder’s rout of cold-shooting Lakers, 105-86

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Paul had 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 105-86 victory over the poor-shooting Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points and Steven Adams had 18 for the Thunder (42-25), who never trailed in their first win over the Lakers […]

UConn becomes 1st FBS program to cancel football over virus

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn canceled its 2020-2021 football season Wednesday, becoming the first FBS program to do so because of the coronavirus pandemic, after other schools had taken the Huskies off their schedules and the governor was reluctant to allow players to travel to states with high infection rates.“After receiving guidance from state and […]

MLB tightening virus protocols, including masks in dugouts

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is cracking down on coronavirus safety protocols, mandating that players and staff wear face coverings at all times, including in the dugouts and bullpens, except for players on the field of play.The league sent a memo to teams Wednesday outlining changes to its 2020 operations manual after outbreaks […]

Plans in the pipeline for elite soccer academy in Solomon Islands

HONIARA, 06 AUGUST 2020 (ABC)—-A successful mission to Australia by two highly promising young Solomon Islands soccer players has inspired a group of ex-pats to start work on setting up an academy on home soil.Opportunities for island players outside their home countries are still few and far between, so the aim of the Solomons initiative […]

All Blacks season opener against Pacific side nears signoff

AUCKLAND, 06 AUGUST 2020 (NZ HERLAD)—-The opening fixture of the All Blacks‘ season against a Pacific XV is set to be announced in the coming week, according to a report from the New Zealand Herald – providing that an agreement can be reached with New Zealand’s provincial unions.The match, first revealed last month, is set […]

Sam’s Tours Summer Camp 2020

Koror, Palau, Aug 3, 2020- Friends of Palau National Marine Sanctuary and Sam’s Tours teamed up this summer to introduce young Palauans to scuba diving and Palau’s natural wonders above and below the water, preparing and inspiring them to explore Palau for years to come. Thanks to the strong support of generous donors, the volunteer […]

Giants rally on Yastrzemski’s 2nd HR, walk off with 7-6 win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski homered twice, the second a towering solo shot into McCovey Cove in the ninth inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants past the San Diego Padres 7-6 on Wednesday night.Donovan Solano had a three-run home run in the eighth and Alex Dickerson also went deep as the Giants rallied to […]


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