Stirling Island

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Stirling Island is the smaller island of the Treasury Islands, Solomon Islands, at 7°21′00″S 155°34′00″E / 7.35°S 155.566667°E / -7.35; 155.566667. It is separated from the largest Mono Island by Blanche Harbor. Stirling Island is composed of coral which was once part of the barrier reef surrounding Mono Island.

Stirling Island has no permanent population. However an airfield and other remnants of World War II Allied base still remain here.

In May 2011 Solomon Islands Prime Minister Danny Phillip repeated offers to the Australian Government to make the disused air base on Stirling Island available to host the processing of asylum seekers. It is believed that negotiations reached a reasonably advanced state before being discontinued.

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