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US [legation] says Solomon Islands [PM] 'missed opportunity' to genuflect, 8 Aug
[U.S. deputy secretary of state] Wendy Sherman and U.S. Ambassador to Australia Caroline Kennedy were among dignitaries who attended a dawn service near the capital of Honiara on Sunday to commemorate the Battle of Guadalcanal.

Sherman's father, Marine Mal Sherman, and Kennedy's father, the late President John F. Kennedy, almost died in fighting on the Solomons. Kennedy had been the commander of a patrol torpedo boat that was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer. Sherman was wounded during the Guadalcanal campaign, which was the Japanese army's first defeat of WWII.

Sep 2013: Solomon Islands Supports Elimination of all Nuclear Weapons
Oct 2014: Fourth Committee Takes Up Effects of Atomic Radiation Exposure
Aug 2019: Cancer control in the Pacific
Sep 2020: Why are there unexploded bombs in the Pacific islands?
Apr 2022: Solomon Islands receive radiation measuring instruments from IAEA
"This was a place where international leaders gathered to say that the work with Solomon Islanders, at the time of World War II, was decisive in victory, in ensuring freedom and democracy. And so I really felt sorry for the prime minister because I think he missed an important opportunity," she added.
by Cat on Thu Aug 11th, 2022 at 11:05:14 PM EST
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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare's government wants to delay election due to Pacific Games | ABC News AU |

The Prime Minister's office said in July that Solomon Islands did not have the resources to host the Pacific Games and hold an election in 2023.

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare's government has said it wants to extend parliament until after it hosts the Pacific Games in November 2023, for which China has donated a stadium and other sporting venues that are being built by Chinese companies.

Australia will be the second largest contributor to the games, after Pacific Minister Pat Conroy announced in Solomon Islands that Australia would contribute almost $17 million towards the landmark event.

Solomon Islands PM's election delay push a `power grab' linked to China pact, opposition leader alleges | The Guardian |

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Aug 11th, 2022 at 11:27:07 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri Aug 12th, 2022 at 11:36:12 AM EST
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