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Prior to independence, Somare was the chief minister of the Australian-administered territory of Papua New Guinea. He most recently served as the country's leader briefly in 2011.

Papua New Guinea's Founding Father Sir Michael Somare Dies Aged 84

Papua New Guinea's first prime minister, Sir Michael Somare, has died aged 84, his daughter confirmed earlier today.
The accession to the Bunkers Convention was triggered by the grounding of MV Solomon Trader in February 2019, which spilled more than 300 tonnes of heavy fuel oil into Kagava Bay, Rennell Bellona Province.

Accession to “Bunkers Convention” Critical to Pursue Oil Spill Compensation

The Solomon Islands recent accession to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage (‘Bunkers Convention’) is critical for pursuing compensation regarding the recent oil spill damages in the country.
Mr. Soaki conveys his deep gratitude to the Fijian people for the warm hospitality and friendship. He is confident that the relationship will continue to thrive in the future.

High Commissioner Soaki Pays Farewell Call on Fiji Prime Minister

Outgoing Solomon Islands High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji, His Excellency William McDonald Soaki paid a farewell courtesy call on Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji on Monday 22 February 2021.
“My good people of Lauru, prosperity require sacrifice, dedication and unity with one another. Unity gives us purpose, makes our country resilience and strong. We must continue to learn and appreciate each other and live in harmony,” Prime Minister Sogavare said.

“Thank You Choiseul Province”: PM Sogavare

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare today has joined hundreds of people around Choiseul Province to celebrate the province’s 2nd Appointed Day in Taro.
“I must say that our PRT boys are very professional. They try to ensure that there is always peace. In terms of policy, border security is a priority for the Ministry," Veke said.

Solomon Islands to Establish Outpost at the Border with Support from Australia

The Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Hon. Anthony Veke, says that the Solomon Islands will soon establish a patrol boat outpost in the Shortland Islands. This is with support from Australia.