Politics Archive March 2008

New Members for East Malaita and Aoke-Langalanga

Results in the two bye-elections on Malaita Province have been released.

Parliament Debates 2008 Budget

Debate on the 2008 budget started yesterday and is expected to end Monday next week.

Parliament to Resume Meet

Solomon Islands National Parliament is expected to resume meet today.

Traditional State Opening at Parliament House

The State opening at the Parliament house was today led by the people of Guadalcanal Province, who welcomed the Governor General Sir Nathaniel Waena.

Hypocrisy, Says Opposition Group

The Opposition Group in Parliament has described the Coalition for National Unity and Rural Advancement Government as hypocrites for failing to live up to its promises.

"Boomerang Aid" Comments Made By Sogavare Dismissed By Hooton

The increase in aid assistance to the Solomon Islands, announced by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, has been met with skepticism by Opposition Leader Manasseh Sogavare.

PAC to Deliberate on 2008 Budget

The National Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) commenced scrutiny of the Government's 2008 Budget Estimates starting today, the 10th of March 2008.

Rudd Talks with Sikua on Ways to Work Together

The Australian Prime Minister on Saturday met with our Prime Minister Derrick Sikua to discuss how our governments can work together to address the significant development challenges facing Solomon Islands.

National Parliament Meets on March 17th

The Prime Minister's Office has confirmed that the first meeting of the National Parliament for this year 2008 will be on March 17th.

Australia's Prime Minister to Visit Solomons

The Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd will be in Solomon Islands to pay a one-day visit to Honiara on Saturday, 7th march 2008.

Jimmy Rasta Trial Continues

The trial of former Supreme Commander of the Eagle Force, Jimmy Rasta, continued at the High Court with Sergeant Michael Manatovua giving evidence in a packed court room.