Politics Archive July 2011

Australian Court to Hear Moti Case

The High Court of Australia will hear this week an appeal by the former Solomon Islands attorney-general Julian Moti.

Te'e Must Gain Acceptance: Guadalcanal Province

Former IFM Commander, Andrew Te'e, must work hard to ensure his own acceptance back into the Guadalcanal Community, says the Guadalcanal Provincial Government.

Rennell Bellona Province Celebrate 11th Second Appointed Day

Rennell and Bellona Province has held three celebrations across the Province to mark its 11th Second Appointed Day today.

Sikua Questions Reform Agenda

Opposition Leader Dr Derek Sikua has called on the Prime Minister to re-convene Parliament soon if he is serious about reforming the country's economy.
Ambassador Ma'ahanua said about two-thirds of the MDGs are being dealt with by specialized UN Agencies that are located in the Geneva.

Geneva Mission Crucial for Solomon Islands: Ma'ahanua

Solomon Islands Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the European Union in Brussels, H.E Joseph Ma'ahanua says the establishment of a Mission in Geneva, Switzerland, is crucial to help government address the UN Millennium Development Goals (MGDs).

Minister Stephen Smith Visits Solomons

Minister Smith has left Australia for a visit to the Solomon Islands beginning Wednesday 13 July.
"I remain a loyal member of the Opposition group," says Milner Tozaka, MP for North Vella La Vella.

Opposition Refutes Claim of Movement

The Solomon Islands Office of the Parliamentary Opposition has refuted claims that three of their members are likely to join the NCRA government, describing the news as "totally fabricated and unsubstantiated".
Although women make up at least 50% of the Solomon Islands population there is currently no women in Parliament.

PM Committed to Reserved Seats for Women

The Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs is looking to consult more widely with women's groups in the push to establish seats reserved for women in parliament.

Teachers threaten to go on Strike

The Solomon Islands National Teachers' Association, SINTA, has confirmed that there is a possible nationwide strike by teachers if Government fails to respond to its demands by the 18th of this month.