Quarantine Quarters

For the required 21 day quarantine, we are staying at the Pacific Casino Hotel. We had a limited number of places to stay and this hotel is quite close to our offices. Our colleagues can drop off things for us at the National Disaster Office for delivery to the hotel. Unfortunately, we are finding that […]

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Honiara

Honiara Except for the residue of sunset on the western horizon, it was dark when we arrived in Honiara. It had been raining earlier in the day, so it felt extra muggy as we exited the plane. The high humidity feels like you are walking into a greenhouse. Honiara does not have jetways.  Instead, passengers […]

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Dubai

The flight to Dubai was uneventful. It was nice to be able stretch out across 3 seats and get some sleep.  When we arrived in Dubai, we found the Emirates desk, where they provided vouchers for a nearby hotel, which included a free meal. After a short wait, a van took us to the very […]

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January – the whirlwind month!

February 3 On January 7th we learned we had been granted permission to re-enter the Solomon Islands on a repatriation flight. The Solomon Islands remains closed to regular commercial flights, so at the moment, these special flights are the only way to enter the country.  Then we learned the next flight was on February 7th […]

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Progress Report!

Things are moving ahead with our plans to return to the Solomons. You can read about where we are this week in our latest newsletter by reading below or clicking here: Progress Report   Since we sent out this letter, we have received about 1/3 of the funds needed to cover our ‘launch’ fund. Thank […]

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