Politics Archive September 2011

MASI Condemns Threat to Local Paper

The Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) has denounced a SB$75, 000 compensation demand on the Island Sun newspaper by supporters of West Honiara Member of Parliament Namson Tran Thursday last week.
The bipartisan approach by the Prime Minister is aimed at creating political stability.

PM Seeks Bipartisan Approach

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Danny Philip has agreed to extend an invitation to the Leader of Opposition for a bipartisan approach to strengthen political integrity and stability in the country.

Malaita Premier Explains Deputy's Sacking

The Solomon Islands Malaita Premier Edwin Suibaea stated that the decision to sack the former Deputy Premier of the Province has been described as timely and a step in the right direction.
Noro, in the Western Province where allegations were made on donor funding.

Apologies on False Allegations Rendered

The Solomon Islands Ministry of Finance and Treasury deeply regret and wish to apologize to the European Union (EU) for the false allegation made on its funds on the building of 50 new houses at Noro in the Western Province.

Former Deputy Premier of Malaita Justifies Allegations

The recently ousted Deputy Premier of Malaita province has called on members of the Malaita provincial assembly to make a change for the sake of the people.

Oti Appointed High Commissioner to Fiji

Cabinet has appointed its Special Envoy to the Melanesian Spearhead Group, Patteson Oti as the country's new High Commissioner to Fiji.
Mr Sore has also revealed that the Government has made another policy decision on Thursday, 8 September 2011, to effectively ban all dolphin export starting Sunday, 1 January 2012.

Government Stands by Decision to Export Dolphin

Recent media outbursts by Earth Island Institute and China Animals Welfare Committee will not deter the decision by the Government to implement its policy on the export of wildlife.
The acting police boss says he ordered the arrest of Mr Leketo after receiving reports that the accused was never killed in a cross border shoot-out as earlier claimed.

Police Head Clarifies Arrest of Leketo

Acting Police Commissioner Walter Kola has clarified why he ordered the arrest of Samson Leketo at Taro, Choiseul province last week.
Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Peter Shanel says a RAMSI withdrawal must be slow and gradual.

RAMSI Withdrawal Must be Slow and Gradual: Shanel

Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Peter Shanel is hopeful the country will be able to cope should RAMSI forces withdraw, but says the "departures must be slow and gradual."

TRC Seeks Clarification over Interference

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission says it will seek an explanation from responsible authorities on why a participant in one if it's closed hearings in Taro, Choiseul Province, was arrested last Friday.
The Private Secretary says there is a pattern of disrespect by RAMSI police officers for the office of the Governor General of Solomon Islands and no amount of past apologies seems to work for them.

RAMSI Disrespectful Towards Governor General's Residence

The Government House says it is disappointed over how RAMSI Police Officers carried out an advance security check at the Governor General's premises last Thursday.

Marles Promotes UN Cooperation on Pacific Visit

Regional security and climate change are high on the agenda for the visit by Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs Richard Marles to Solomon Islands and Kiribati this week.

UN Leader: Solomon Island Can Lead in Ending Violence Against Women

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Solomon Islands can lead the Pacific by example on human rights issues and ending violence against women.
Pacific Islands Forum Secretary-General Tuiloma Neroni Slade.

MSG Seeks Removal of Slade

Fiji's call for the removal of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretary-General Tuiloma Neroni Slade has been unanimously endorsed by Melanesian countries.