Politics

Dorothy Wickham (fourth from left) with a delegation of Solomon Islands’ journalists and media representatives on their tour of China in December.

Journalist Writes About Lessons From Trip to China

After the Solomon Islands switched allegiance to China, it took journalists on a ‘look and learn’ tour to mainland China. Dorothy Wickham, a seasoned journalist, was part of the delegation. She writes about her experience, and observations made during that trip.
Ms. Lilly Maefai will today take her Oath at the National Parliament House.

New Member of Parliament to Take Oath Today

The newly elected Solomon Islands Member of Parliament for East Makira will today take her Oath in Parliament.
For the first time in History, Solomon Islands now has 3 women in Parliament.

East Makira By-Election Makes History

Ms. Lillian Maefai registered a historic by-election win in the East Makira constituency, becoming the third woman to be elected to the current Solomoon Islands parliament and setting a new record for women's representation in the 50 member house.
Lilly Maefai Wins East Makira Bye Election

Lilly Maefai Wins East Makira Bye Election

The wife of late Charles Maefai has won the East Makira Constituency seat following Wednesday's bye-election.
Some residents of Kukson and Nikamuroo villages and Benyamina islet told Amnesty International that they are concerned about the possible impacts from mining on fishing and sea-weed farming from mine run-off or disturbances to fresh groundwater discharges into the sea.

Minister of Mines Should Meet Directly with Local Communities Over Mining Concerns: Amnesty International

The Solomon Islands Minister of the Environment should conduct face-to-face consultations with local communities on Wagina Island to hear their concerns before deciding the fate of a proposed open-cast bauxite mine there, Amnesty International said today.