Politics Archive March 2011

Christopher Laore Wins Shortland Seat

Christopher Laore has been declared the new Member of Parliament for Shortlands by the Governor General, Sir Frank Kabui.

Australia Announces New High Commissioner to Solomon Islands

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kevin Rudd, today announced that Australia's next High Commissioner to Solomon Islands will be Mr Matthew Anderson.
"Solomon Islands will always support any resolution that aims to protect human rights and therefore Resolution 1973 is fully supported," Minister Agovaka said.

Solomon Islands Backs UN Resolution on Libya

The Solomon Islands Government has today joined the International Community to support the United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 1973 on the crisis in Libya.
Mr Lepani, a respected diplomat in Canberra, lashed out at the exorbitant spending on Australian-based contractors and consultants.

PNG Diplomat Lashes Out at "Aid Fraud" Report

Papua New Guinea's senior diplomat in Australia took a huge swipe at the $450 million foreign aid program yesterday, declaring half is frittered away instead of delivering lasting benefits.
Mr Abana, now in his second term as MP, contested for the Prime Minister's post in early December, loosing narrowly to Prime Minister Danny Philip.

Abana Steps Down as Opposition Leader

The Opposition Leader, Hon. Steve Abana, has stepped down as Leader of the Opposition Group.

PAC Scrutinize Billion Dollar Budget

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has started inquiries into the NCRA government's SBD$2 billion dollar budget.

Taiwanese Doctor Seeks to Patent Findings in Solomon Islands

The Network of the Indigenous Peoples of Solomons, NIPS, strongly supports the position of the Solomon Islands Research and Ethical committee to refuse or quash a patent application in the United States.

Fono Looses Election Petition

Former member of parliament, Fred Fono has lost his petition case against current member of parliament for Central Kwara'ae, Jackson Fiulaua.

Government Policy Aimed at Advancing Gender Equality

The Solomon Islands Government is committed to addressing gender inequality in the country.

Budget Reaches PAC for Scrutiny

Detail estimates of expenditures for the 2011 budget are now before the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
(L-R) Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs Gordon Darcy, Belgian Ambassador Patrick Renault, Governor General Sir Frank Kabui and Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs George Hiele.

Sir Frank Greets New Belgian Ambassador to Solomon Islands

The Governor General, His Excellency Sir Frank Kabui today welcomed a new Belgian Ambassador to Solomon Islands at the Government House in Honiara.