Politics Archive January 2008

Time to Deliver, Not Just Talking: H.E. Sir Nathaniel Waena

Governor General, Sir Nathaniel Waena, called on permanent secretaries to deliver instead of just talking and planning as has happened over the past 29 years.

Government Appoints New Permanent Secretaries

Five new Permanent Secretaries have been sworn-in at Government House this morning.

Former Ministers Undermine Government: Deputy Prime Minister Fono

Fourteen former Ministers of the ousted Sogavare-led government have been accused of attempting to undermine governmental programmes by refusing to return government vehicles.

Three-Nation Tour "A Success": Prime Minister Sikua

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Dr. Derek Sikua, described the three-nation tour as "a success".

Sikua Delegation Continues Three Nation Tour

Prime Minister Dr. Derek Sikua and his delegation arrived in New Zealand as they continue the three nation tour of the Pacific.

CNURA Government Appoints Political Appointees

The Coalition for National Unity and Rural Advancement Government has appointed nine political appointees in the Prime Minister's Political Office.

Rudd to Visit Solomon Islands

Australia's Prime Minister will visit Solomon Islands in March.

Solomons Appoint Acting Attorney General

Local lawyer, Gabriel Suri, has been appointed Solomon Islands Acting Attorney General.

Solomons Government Declares Moti Prohibited Immigrant

Solomon Islands government declared former Attorney General, Julian Moti, a prohibited immigrant.

Sikua Government Values Diplomatic Relations

Prime Minister, Dr. Derek Sikua, and his government highly values the Solomon Islands' diplomatic relations with neighbor countries, Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Solomons Clerk to Parliament Resigns

Solomon Islands Clerk to Parliament is resigning to contest in the upcoming national by-elections for East Malaita Constituency.

Strained Relations on the Mend

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Dr. Derek Sikua, and his delegation have arrived in Canberra, Australia's capital, as part of a three-nation tour.

Australia Lifts Visa Restrictions

Australia has lifted its visa restrictions on Solomon Islands members of parliament ahead of Prime Minister Dr. Derek Sikua's visit to mend broken relations between the two countries.

Prime Minister Sikua Holds Talks with PNG's Sir Michael Somare

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Derek Sikua, has concluded official talks with his Papua New Guinea Counterpart, Sir Michael Somare, in Port Moresby yesterday.

Sikua Government to Embark on Governance Reform

The government will embark on governance reform as part of its public policy responses, Prime Minister Dr. Derek Sikua stated.

Sikua, Tell the Truth About Tsunami Funds: Leader of Opposition, Sogavare

Leader of Opposition, Manasseh Sogavare, is urging Prime Minister Dr. Derek Sikua to tell the truth about the allocation of funds by the Sogavare-led government for tsunami victims of Western Province.

Canoe Gift to Mend Australia-Solomons Relation

Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Australia, Victor Ngele, presented the new Australian government with a canoe, which symbolises hopes that the two countries may begin paddling in the same direction.

Government Partnership with SIPEU: Prime Minister Sikua

The Prime Minister, Dr. Derek Sikua, has acknowledged the Solomon Islands Public Employees Union for kindly providing service to the people of Solomon Islands.

Trip to Mend Broken Relationships: Sikua

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Dr. Derek Sikua, will leave for his first official engagement this weekend.

CNURA Government Embarks on Yearly Provincial Visit

Visits made so far to two provincial capitals began the yearly provincial visitation for the Coalition for National Unity and Rural Advancement Government as a first step to establishing dialogue with the provincial governments.

No Regrets, Says Former Prime Minister

Solomon Islands former Prime Minister says there is no regret over decisions made that led to the downfall of his government.

Prime Minister Sikua Visits Western Province

Prime Minister, Doctor Derek Sikua, leaves Honiara for Western Province today.

New Agriculture Minister Suspends Projects

The newly appointed Minister for the Ministry of Agriculture, Selwyn Riumana, has suspended every agriculture project.

Diaolgue Process with Malaita Provincial Government: PM Sikua

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Dr. Derek Sikua, is embarking on a dialogue process with the Malaita Provincial Government.

Prime Minister Sikua Apologises for Offence Against Malaitans

Prime Minister Dr. Derek Sikua has apologized to the people of Malaita for the offences and injustices that were committed against Malaita people during the recent ethnic tension.

Prime Minister Sikua Visits Auki

Prime Minister Dr. Derek Sikua is on a brief visit to Auki, Malaita Province.

CNURA Government Recognises Opposition as an Official Machinery

The new government recognises the Parliamentary Opposition is a machinery of the Government to ensure accountability, transparency and good governance.

Solomons Government Questions Opposition's Court Threats

The Solomon Islands government has questioned the Opposition on their decision to take the issue of demand for return of official vehicles to court.

Sofu Commends Opposition MPs' Surrender of Vehicles

The Minister of Infrastructure Development, Hon. Stanley Sofu, commended former Ministers who have returned official vehicles in their possession.

New Government to Finalise Political Appointees

The new Solomon Islands government is hoping to finalise political appointees today.

Former Ministers Defy Calls to Return Official Vehicles

Former Ministers have vowed to defy calls by the new government to return official vehicles in their possession.

Former Solomons Attorney General was Granted Asylum Status

Former attorney general, Julian Moti, now facing alleged child sex charges in Australia, was given asylum status by the former Grand Coalition for Change government of Manasseh Sogavare.

Nation Hopes for Political Stability

Three days into a new year, a new government, a new Prime Minister, the people of Solomon Islands hope for a more politically stable nation.