Politics Archive November 2008

RCDF for Welfare of People: Dr. Sikua

The Prime Minister Dr Derek Sikua says the Taiwan funded Rural Constituency Development Fund (RCDF) is a gesture of friendship by Taiwan and meant to help improve the welfare and livelihood of rural dwellers in Solomon Islands and should be expended only for that purpose.

White Paper on Political Integrity to be Introduced

The Government will be introducing a White Paper in the current meeting of the National Parliament to give Parliamentarians and the Public the opportunity to look at options that would help Solomon Islands deal with the question of political integrity in the country.

Dr. Sikua Clarifies $150,000 for Parliamentarians

Prime Minister Dr Derek Sikua has clarified why Members of Parliament have been paid $150,000 each.

Stay Away From Moon Festival: PAEA

A Christian organization operating in the Pacific and Asia Region has joined other Christian churches in Solomon Islands in condemning Reverend Moon as well as his activities in the country and the up coming Global Peace Festival planned for this week-end at Lawson Tama.

Global Peace Festival This Saturday

Reverend Moon's Global Peace Festival, sponsored by his Universal Peace Federation, is set to take place at Lawson Tama on the 28th - 29th of November.

Boycott "Moonie" Festival: Church Leaders

Church leaders in Honiara are calling on all Christians in Honiara, and throughout the country, not to attend Reverend Moon's Global Peace Festival planned for this Saturday at the Lawson Tama Stadium.

Speaker Highlights GFC in Parliament Opening

Speaker of Parliament Sir Peter Kenilorea has said he hopes parliament can actively assist in protecting communities across Solomon Islands from the damaging impacts of the Global Financial Crisis, GFC.

Tight Security for Upcoming Parliament Meeting

Clerk to Parliament Taeasi Sanga has confirmed that the eighth parliament session will begin tomorrow and is expected to deliberate on the 2009 budget as the main Government business.

Hon. Rini Welcomes World Bank and ADB

The Minister of Finance and Treasury, Snyder Rini, has welcomed the setting up of a new home for the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Solomon Islands.

PAC Conducts Inquiry into Reports

The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) today has concluded an inquiry into a number of audit reports released by the Office of the Auditor General.

PM Sikua to Deal With Ganate's Case Soon

The Prime Minister, Dr. Derek Sikua is expected to deal soon with the fate of the suspended Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Provincial Government Fred Ganate.

MP Ghiro Calls on Fairness on News Reporting

A Member of Parliament has called on the media to be fair on those who are subject allegations particularly if they are serious.

Iran Foreign Minister Pledges Technical Assistance to SI

Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has said that Iran is ready to provide the Solomon Islands with engineering know-how to assist in its development aspirations.