Politics Archive December 2010

Isabel Names New Premier

Isabel Province has a new Premier.
Solomon Islands had facilitated the successful ceremony and the MSG had successfully been transferred to Fiji.

New Era of MSG Solidarity: PM Philip

Prime Minister Danny Philip says he is confident that "Melanesian countries have now entered a new era of MSG solidarity."

Government Told to Respect Separation of Powers

The Public Solicitor has hit back at the government's ultimatum over the Cavanaugh-Lusibaea issue saying the government should allow the criminal justice system to take its natural course without interference.
In July, when Mr Natapei was the prime minister, he cancelled the MSG summit as not to give the chairmanship to Commodore Bainimarama.

Fiji Handed MSG Chairmanship

Vanuatu has handed over the Chairmanship of the Melanesian Spearhead Group to Fiji.

Solomon Government Seeks Explanation

The Solomon Islands government is seeking a formal explanation from the Public Solicitor's Office for the sudden departure of Lusibaea's lawyer from Honiara last week.
Member of Parliament, Hon. Jimmy Lusibaea was given a two year and nine month sentence.

Hon. Lusibaea Refused Bail

The Solomon Islands Member of Parliament, Hon. Jimmy Lusibaea was refused bail yesterday following his court application.
The Public Solicitor's Office confirms that Edward Cade will replace Robert Cavanaugh.

Solicitors Office Replaces Lusibaea's Lawyer

Another lawyer from the Public Solicitor's Office will be appearing for jailed former Fisheries Minister Jimmy Lusibaea at his bail application hearing today morning.
MP for South Guadalcanal, Hon David Day Pacha, was arrested late yesterday afternoon and formally charged with one count of conversion.

Another MP Arrested and Charged

Yet another Member of Parliament (MP) has been arrested and charged.
Visitors to the National Parliament during a previous Open Day.

National Parliament Opens Its Doors Today

The National Parliament is again opening up its doors for the public today, to mark its 2010 Open Day.

Vanuatu PM Pulls Out of MSG Talks

Vanuatu's Prime Minister, Sato Kilman, has pulled out of next week's planned meeting of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) in Solomon Islands.
Mr Detke has accepted a new portfolio, which is expected to be fisheries.

Bodo Takes Up New Appointment after Reconciliation

The sacked Solomon Islands forestry minister Bodo Detke looks set to take on a new ministerial position following a reconciliation ceremony with the Prime Minister yesterday.
Provincial Election Results Today

Provincial Election Results Today

Results of the Provincial elections held yesterday are expected to trickle in as polling stations start counting this morning.

Lusibaea Appeals Case

Fisheries Minister and MP for North Malaita, Jimmy Lusibaea, has lodged an appeal challenging his sentence.
He says although there are certain matters which the Prime Minister needs to discuss with his Ministers at a time of his choosing the government is operating well.

NCRA Solid and Stable: Lilo

As speculations rise on the future of the Danny Philip led National Coalition for Rural Advancement (NCRA) government, a senior member of the NCRA government says "the government is still solid and stable as ever."

PMO Distances Itself from Logging Confrontations

The Office of the Prime Minister today distanced itself from the confrontation between former Forestry Minister Bodo Detke and some logging interests in the country.
Commodore Bainimarama said Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, would attend on his behalf.

Bainimarama Will Not Attend MSG Reconciliation

Fiji's leader Commodore Frank Bainimarama is standing by his word that he will not attend the Melanesian Spearhead Group MSG reconciliation ceremony scheduled for this month in Honiara.

Advisor to Lusibaea Speaks Out

Chairman of Mr Lusibaea's Voluntary Advisory Committee Exly Taloiburi says the sentencing handed down this morning was very unfortunate.

Government Commits to Support Fisheries Minister

The government has reaffirmed its commitment to support Jimmy Lusibaea's legal team who will be seeking to appeal the High Court's two year nine month sentence handed down yesterday by Justice David Cameron.