Politics Archive February 2008

Oti Takes to the Stand in Shanel Case

The former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Patteson Oti, took to the stand, before the magistrates' court, giving evidence on the case of former Minister of Commerce, Trade and Immigration, Mr. Peter Shanel.

Not Moti's Fault, says Sogavare

The Former Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, presented his testimony at the Magistrate Court yesterday morning as the trial of the former Minister for Commerce, Trade and Immigration, Peter Shanel, continued.

The 228 Incident Marked by Embassy of Taiwan

The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will hoist its national flag at half-mast today to commemorate the 228 Incident.

PM Sikua Reaffirms Relations with United States

Prime Minister Dr Derek Sikua yesterday held a brief meeting with the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Mr Glyn Davis in Honiara.

By Elections in March: Director Kevu

The Director of the Electoral Commission, Musu Kevu, said the two by elections for Malaita has been rescheduled for March the 28th 2008.

"Stop Barking up the Wrong Trees Fono": Sogavare

The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare has repeated his call on the Deputy Prime Minister to demonstrate leadership maturity and stop engaging in cheap politics of lies, fabrication of truth and buck-passing in his handling of sensitive matters.

Sikua Government's Castles Ban Lift "Irresponsible and Hypocritical"

The government's decision to lift an entry ban on the former police commissioner, Australian Shane Castles has been described "irresponsible and hypocritical".

Minister Lilo to Attend Environment Forum in Monaco

Minister for Environment, Conservation and Meteorology, Gordon Darcy Lilo will represent the government of Solomon Islands at the Tenth Special Session of the Governing Council and Global Ministerial Forum of the United Nations Environment Program in Monaco next week.

C-NURA Government Launches Policy and Translation Framework

The Coalition for National Unity and Rural Advancement government, C-NURA government is launching its Policy and Translation Framework today.

Sikua Fights to Reduce Corruption in Solomons: Pollard

Prime Minister Dr. Derek Sikua "definitely has a strong mind to reduce corruption in the Solomons".

Opposition Leader Boycott "Nonsense"

Declaration by the Opposition Leader to boycott government functions has been described as "nonsense".

Cook Islands Prime Minister Visit a Significant One: PM Sikua

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Dr. Derek Sikua says visit of the Cook Islands Prime Minister is a "significant one".

Sogavare to Boycott Government Functions

The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, has officially declared he will not attend any government functions until the Dr. Sikua-led Coalition for National Unity and Rural Advancement gives him a good explanation for the ousting of his former Grand Coalition for Change Government.