Politics Archive March 2009

The Government trusts that these reforms will give the political parties a greater role in governance, and therefore their capacities will require some investment.

PM Sikua Battles Political Instability

Prime Minister Dr Derek Sikua vows that his ruling government is determined to eliminate political instability which has plagued the nation for more than 30 years.

No Wholesale Changes in New Integrity Bill

The government has indicated that the new Integrity Bill will not go after "wholesale changes," as was the case for Papua New Guinea's OLIPPAC.

Iromea in Court for Burning of Community Centre

Former City Councilor, Mr. John Seti Iromea, has landed himself in court over the burning of the Burns Creek Community centre.

Guadalcanal Premier Deplores Attack on MP

Guadalcanal provincial premier Stephen Panga urges his people to give leaders the respect they deserve.

Opposition Appoints New Leader for Independent Group of MPs

The Minister for West Honiara, Isaac Enoch Tosika, has been appointed as Leader of Independent MPs.

Strong Police Presence at Parliament Sitting

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, their counterparts in the RAMSI Participating Police Force and Military personnel will be conducting routine security operations in the central city area for the next two weeks.

Speaker of Parliament Pays Tribute to Victims of Victorian Bushfire

As Parliament resumed business today, the Speaker of Parliament, Sir Peter Kenilorea, expressed his deepest condolence to the victims of the recent bushfires that ravaged the State of Victoria killing hundreds.

Parliament Resumes Sitting Today, May Debate Integrity Bill Report

The national parliament resumes its current sitting today.

Public Officers Warned Against Making Statements in the Media

Public Officers around the country are again advised to avoid disclosing official matters to the media without approval from responsible government authorities.