Politics Archive February 2010

Kemakeza's Candidacy Was Illegal, Declares Courts

The High Court in the Solomon Islands has declared that the former Solomon Islands prime minister Sir Allan Kemakeza was ineligible to contest last year's Savo/Russell by-election.
His Excellency Mr Lain Waguet today presented his Letter of Appointment to the Governor General His Excellency Sir Frank Kabui at the Government House.

New French Ambassador to Solomon Islands

A new French diplomat has been appointed as Ambassador to Solomon Islands.
Mr. Polycarp Haununu says campaigns should "never start until the election date is declared and intending candidates pay their fees."

Political Campaigning Should Not Begin: Electoral Commission

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission has told intending candidates to refrain from political campaigning until the election date is declared.
Mr Fono warns Solomon Islanders not to be brainwashed by certain leaders who talk too much about new development strategies and approaches "as if it will produce miracles for this nation."

Sogavare Applying "Divide and Rule" Tactics: Fono

Deputy Prime Minister Fred Fono has accused the leader of Opposition and interim president of OUR Party of "applying divide and rule tactics."
He says Solomon Islanders have a serious obligation in electing their parliamentary representatives with extra care.

We Need a New Visionary Government: OUR Party

Interim President of the newly launched OUR Party says the country needs a new government that will be strategic in addressing its development problems at this year's national general elections.
Manasseh Sogavare said he acknowledges the relatively peaceful way in which the province had handled the situation.

Gross Injustice Committed to People of Western Province: Sogavare

Ownership, Unity and Responsibility Party or OUR Party has highlighted what it describes as "extreme examples of gross injustice to people in the Western Province."

TSI Makes Submission to PEC Calling for Restraint

Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) provided a submission on the 2008 and 2009 Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations (PER) to the Parliamentary Entitlements Commission (PEC) on Tuesday last week followed by a verbal presentation on Friday.

Parliament Likely to Endorse another 17 Seats

The upcoming sitting of the National Parliament in March will most likely endorse a recommendation to have another 17 members of Parliament.
One of the longest serving PAP member, Sir Allan Kemakeza.

Oldest Political Party to Join Race

The oldest political party in Solomon Islands, the People's Alliance Party (PAP), will formally join the race to win government at the upcoming general elections when it launches its party manifesto at the end of this month.
Prime Minister Sikua pledges his government would ensure remaining seeds ... would be weeded out once and for all.

Seeds of Ethnic Tension Remain: PM Sikua

The Prime Minister, Dr. Derek Sikua, has said that although the country had accomplished political stability, some seeds of the previous unrest are still there and they need to be eliminated.

Funds for Registration Officials Ready

Chief Electoral Officer, Mr Polycarp Haununu, today confirmed that government funds required for paying registration officials had reached the account of the Electoral Commission.
Warning comes admidst political campaigning in process.

No Political Activities Public Officers, Government Warns

The Government has warned public officers against taking part in political activities.
OUR Party interim President, and Opposition Leader, Manasseh Sogavare.

OUR Party Launches on Guadalcanal

The newly established OUR Party will be launched in Guadalcanal Province this weekend.