Politics Archive October 2011

Former North Malaita MP, Jimmy Lusibaea.

Date Uncertain for North Malaita Bye Election

The Solomon Islands National Electoral Commission says that they are yet to decide on a date for a bye-election for North Malaita Constituency.
Hon. Philip is confident that his Government is strong enough for next month's Parliamentary sitting.

Government Ready for Next Months Parliament

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Danny Philip has stated that his government remains solid to enter Parliament next month and defeat a proposed No Confidence Motion and also pass its 2012 Budget.
"RAMSI has always supported the RSIPF to protect the property and life of everybody in Solomon Islands", he said.

RAMSI Acts within the Law: Coppel

RAMSI is confident that it has always acted in good faith and in accordance with the laws and constitution of Solomon Islands, RAMSI Special Coordinator Nicholas Coppel said.

Ex-Combatants Attend Peace Building Meeting

Former ex-combatant commanders, Jimmy Lusibaea and Andrew Te`e, are currently in Juba, South Sudan, for the G7-plus meeting for fragile states on Peace-building and State-building.
Construction work stopped last year after the local construction firm, Transworld Company, was said to have ran out of funds to pay its workers and meet other contractual obligations.

$2 Million Goodwill Payment Criticized

The Parliamentary Opposition says it is highly suspicious of the Cabinet's decision to include an additional SB$2 Million dollar bid under the 2012 budget as further goodwill funding by Solomon Islands towards the Papua New Guinea Chancery project in Honiara.

Sikua Critical of Diplomatic Postings

The Opposition says it is very concerned with recent diplomatic postings to Fiji and Taiwan, along with the costs for repatriating the outgoing heads of these missions home and re-posting them to their new missions.
Sir Michael is to wed Ms Esmie Ereoli from the Solomon Islands.

PNG Governor General to Wed Solomon Islander

Papua New Guinea is preparing for its first ever state wedding for the nation's ninth Governor General, Sir Michael Ogio.
Dr Sikua said the Prime Minister has used his official position to commit these actions which amount to misconduct contrary to the LCC Act.

Opposition Files Complaint to LCC

The Office of the Leader of Opposition has filed three more complaints of misconduct against Prime Minister Danny Philip with the Office of the Leadership Code Commission (LCC).
Prime Minister Philip says while the Opposition has the Constitutional rights to act as a watchdog of the Government, it is wrong to use public institutions to further its political interests.

Prime Minister Explains Decisions

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Danny Philip has stated that the issue on the sale of the government house at Tandai had already been taken up to the Leadership Code Commission.