Politics Archive October 2009

Savo-Russells Bye-election Free and Fair

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission says voting at yesterday's Savo-Russells bye-election was conducted in a fair and orderly manner.
Sir Allan is still under a 12 month suspended sentence imposed on him by the High Court.

More Questions Over Kemakeza's Candidacy

The Electoral Commission says the returning officer for Savo-Russells bye-election has acted against the constitution by allowing former MP, Sir Allan Kemakeza to contest today's bye-election.

Returning Officer Clarifies Sir Allan's Candidacy

The Returning Officer for the Savo and Russells by-election, Enley Sade, has advised the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission that he is satisfied that the nomination of Sir Allan Kemakeza should still stand according to the electoral law.
Dr Sikua says the assertions made by the TSI Executive Officer, Ellison Gauwane, are totally untrue and only shows that he is naive of the processes of government.

I Did Not Influence PEC Decision: PM Sikua

Prime Minister Dr Derek Sikua says neither he nor his cabinet had influenced the Parliamentary Entitlements Commission's (PEC) decision to award MP's spouses, the controversial $50,000 terminal grant.

Special Coordinator Meets New Western Province Premier

RAMSI's Special Coordinator, Graeme Wilson, continued his successful provincial consultations this week, holding talks in Gizo with the recently elected Premier of Western Province, George Solingi Lilo.
Dr. Sikua calls for understanding of the public for his Government's non involvement in the decision by the Commission.

$50,000 Grant Quashed

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Dr. Derek Sikua yesterday has welcomed a High Court decision to quash a Parliamentary Entitlement Commission (PEC) resolution to award a controversial $50,000 to spouses of members of Parliament.

Permanent Secretaries Urged to Lead Implementation

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Dr. Derek Sikua today has encouraged Permanent Secretaries to take a leading role in implementing current government policies and programs as government has only six months to serve people.
Opening up investment in the Province would create more income earning opportunities for rural Solomon Islanders.

Province Called On to Open Investment Doors

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Dr. Derek Sikua is encouraging Provincial Governments to open up their doors for foreign investment.

'Grasshopper Bill' Gathers Tremendous Support from Provinces

The Political Parties Integrity Bill, also called the "Grasshopper Prevention Bill" has received overwhelming support from provincial leaders following eight provincial consultations in the last three weeks.
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister, Sir Michael Somare will arrive in the country tommorrow.

Sir Somare to Vist Solomon Islands

The Grand Chief, Sir Michael Somare, Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister will arrive tomorrow on a three-day visit to the Solomon Islands.