Politics Archive September 2007

Opposition Defections Likely: Lilo

Finance Minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo, says some Opposition MPs are approaching the Government, wanting to switch sides and take up new ministerial posts.

PM Should Conduct His Own Survey: Fono

The Solomon Islands Leader of Opposition, Fred Fono, has called on the Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, to carry out his own survey as he is obviously unhappy with the one done for RAMSI.

Govt. and RAMSI Consultation Talks Still On: Envoy

Preparation for consultation talks between the Government and RAMSI leaders is still in the process, despite major disagreement between the two parties.

Huni'ehu Claims Misleading: Kengava

Opposition MP, Edward Huni'ehu's claims that the present government's Bottom-Up-Approach Policy is not forthcoming has been described as 'misleading'.

Sogavare Questions Timing of Public Opinion Survey

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has questioned the timing of the release of the public opinion survey.

PM Questions Integrity of the Public Opinion Survey

Manasseh Sogavare has questioned the integrity of the public opinion survey on RAMSI carried out by the Australian National University with the assistance of the National Statistics Office.

Moti Reacts to Tim George's Statements

Julian Moti has challenged Tim George to get a Court injunction to stop National Parliament's proposed review of the Facilitation of International Assistance Act (FIAA).

Solomon Islands Supports Taiwan's Bid to Join UN

Solomon Islands, in supporting the inclusion of the Republic of China or Taiwan in the United Nations, have called on the General Committee to examine the Taiwanese application objectively.

MPs Sort Out "Personal Grudges"

Finance Minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo, and government backbenchers, Charles Dausabea and Francis Zama, have resolved personal differences at a special reconciliation ceremony on Wednesday.

Comouflage Comment An Insult: Lomaloma

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare's recent "camouflage comment" has been described as "very insulting".

Govts. FIA Act Review "A Bit Harsh" on RAMSI: George

Special Coordinator to RAMSI, Mr. Tim George said that the debate on the Facilitation International Act was "a bit harsh on the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands".

Gov't on Postponement of Tripartite Meeting

Short notice for the talk was the reason given by the government for the postponement of a consultative meeting.

Huni'ehu Condemns Govt. for Cancelled Forum Meet

Opposition spokesman, Honorable Edward Huni'ehu, said that he is not happy with the government's decision not to attend the forum meeting.

RAMSI Review Will Protect Our Laws: PM

Manasseh Sogavare says the need to review RAMSI is pertinent to protect the laws of Solomon Islands from being disregarded by foreign interests.

Opposition Condemns PM Defending Moti

Solomon Islands Parliamentary Opposition has condemned the Government of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare for defending the Attorney General, Julian Moti.

Who Pays Lawyers Involved With 666 Questions: Fono

The Parliamentary Opposition is interested to know who is paying lawyers behind the 666 questions on the Attorney General, Julian Moti, for the Australian legal authorities to answer.

Sogavare Opens Premiers' Conference

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare officially opened the Premiers' Conference on Rennell Island today.

Fair Trial For Moti: Australia

Solomon Islands had been assured of a fair trial for Julian Moti in Australia.

Sogavare Rejects Assertions by Hooton

The Prime Minister has rejected recent assertions made by Australian High Commissioner, Peter Hooton, concerning the 666 questionnaire and the official extradition rejection letter.

Govt. Letter to Vanuatu Un-protocol: Haomae

Parliamentary Opposition spokesman for Police and National Security, William Haomae, has described the protest note sent by the government to the Supreme Court of Vanuatu as un-protocol.

Govt. Formally Rejects Moti Extradition Request

The formal rejection by the Solomon Islands Government to Australia's request for the extradition of Julian Moti back to Australia has raised "deep concern".

DPM Kaua Speaks Against "Foreign Agents"

Deputy Prime Minister, Toswell Kaua, urges parliamentarians supporting foreign interests to leave Solomon Islands as they have no loyalty to protect the country's sovereignty.