Flooding in the Solomon Islands, April 24, 2014

Flooding in the Solomon Islands, April 24, 2014

Over the past few weeks powerful earthquakes have struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea with the most recent occurring near PNG’s Island Province of Bougainville.  The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.5 and triggered a tsunami warning for both PNG and Solomon Islands.

The reality is the South Pacific Island nations are located in one of the

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GIZO, Solomon Islands (August 5, 2013) U.S. Ambassador Walter North with students at Gizo Primary School during Pacific Partnership 2013

GIZO, Solomon Islands (August 5, 2013) U.S. Ambassador Walter North with students at Gizo Primary School during Pacific Partnership 2013

A road map to sustainability is a unique and complex concept, yet I believe it is achievable. When we think of sustainability as a capacity to endure, we must first understand the factors that have allowed our South Pacific partner nations’ cultures to be resilient and the challenges that stand in the way of them establishing a healthy and productive economy, a fair and equitable

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