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Trainee priest fears he is trapped in Solomon Islands
The Times - 3/31/2020 11:00:00 PM
A trainee priest stranded on the Solomon Islands fears that he will be one of the last Britons to be repatriated by the Foreign Office.Sam Rylands, from Bristol, could be unable to leave the remote

Doctor unretires to battle COVID-19 surge, after beating virus herself
ABC 10 News - 4/1/2020 1:49:00 AM
The Encinitas surgeon is still a bit weary after 16 days of self-quarantine from coronavirus symptoms. She retired in November after 25 years as an acute care surgeon but spends her time now in the Solomon Islands volunteering her services in undeserved communities. It was just over two weeks ago when she felt her symptoms coming on.

Covid 19 coronavirus: All schools ordered to close in Solomon Islands
The New Zealand Herald - 3/31/2020 12:31:00 AM
The Solomon Islands Government has extended a school closure notice, previously only for institutions in the capital Honiara and Guadalcanal, to the rest of the country. The Solomon Star reported the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education,

China and Australia target Pacific with coronavirus aid
YAHOO! - 4/1/2020 9:11:00 AM
Beijing has ramped up its diplomatic push into the Pacific, pledging coronavirus aid and medical advice, although its efforts are being impeded as islands close borders to stop the spread of the disease from hotspots including China.

Pacific islands, Antarctic bases: coronavirus-free living in some of Earth’s most isolated places
South China Morning Post - 3/31/2020 7:35:00 AM
Along with strict travel restrictions, this seems to have kept infections at bay for a number of nations including Tonga, the Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia. But remoteness is not certain to stop the relentless march of the new disease. The Northern Mariana Islands confirmed its first cases over the weekend, followed by a ...

The last places on Earth without coronavirus: Remote Pacific islands and Antarctic research bases remain outbreak-free
Mail Online - 3/31/2020 6:10:00 AM
Palau, Samoa, Tonga and Micronesia are among the nations with no recorded cases, while researchers on an Australian base in Antarctica (pictured) are due to remain there until November.

Live Egyptian Pound to Solomon Islands Dollar Exchange Rate (EGP/SBD) Today
Exchange Rates - 3/30/2020 7:16:00 PM
To convert Egyptian Pounds to Solomon Islands Dollar or determine the Egyptian Pound Solomon Islands Dollar exchange rate simply use the currency converter on the right of this page, which offers fast live exchange rate conversions today! Q: What is the Egyptian Pound worth against the Solomon Islands Dollar? A: One Egyptian Pound is worth 0 ...

Pacific Update: Coronavirus cases climb in Pacific Islands, nations bring in stringent measures
TVNZ 1 - 4/1/2020 1:04:00 AM
Pacific Update, there are now 131 cases across the Pacific in seven countries or territories. The biggest jump has been in Guam, rising by 11 overnight to 69 cases with two deaths. French Polynesia has had 36 test positive and New Caledonia has had 16.

Coronavirus: for crazy rich Asians, private islands offer the ultimate quarantine (and they’re cheaper than you think)
South China Morning Post - 3/30/2020 2:00:00 AM
And a private island is a definite ego trip too.” Krolow’s company lists nearly 700 properties for sale, ranging from the 2.5-hectare Half Island in Nova Scotia, priced at US$59,000, to the nine-hectare Nusa Riro in the Solomon Islands, priced at US$25 million. Still, while private islands have an appeal as a bolt-hole in times of global ...

Solomon Islands bans non-citizens from entry
China Internet Information Center - 3/22/2020 8:30:00 AM
SYDNEY, March 22 (Xinhua) -- The Solomon Islands government said it will ban all non-citizens from entering the country from Sunday. According to a government statement issued on Saturday, incoming Solomon Islands citizens and residents will be permitted to enter but must undergo a strict mandatory quarantine for 14 days. The government has ...