Politics Archive January 2012

Ma'asina wants Parliament Dissolved

The Ma'asina Forum is calling on the people of Malaita province to support its push to have the parliament dissolved.
PNG PM Peter O'Neill says military mutiny is over.

Solomon Nationals Safe in PNG Mutiny

Solomon Islands Nationals living in Papua New Guinea are well and safe when a military mutiny on Thursday unfolded in the capital, Port Moresby.
"It should be a signal to the international community that the force has now become a professional force and it can be trusted and trusted with arms."

Re-arming is a "Positive Sign," says Sogavare

A former prime minister in Solomon Islands Manasseh Sogavare says the prime minister's announcement that the police will eventually be re-armed is a good sign.
Foreign Minister Peter Shanel Agovaka says that the ratification of UNCAC is a significant step taken by the government.

Solomon Islands Ratifies Anti-Corruption Convention

Solomon Islands have officially ratified the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).
"New Zealand is investing in a range of projects in the Solomon Islands to create economic opportunities as we look for drawdown from the RAMSI commitment."

NZ Foreign Minister Visits Solomons

New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully will be arriving today to meet with the Prime Minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo, and Cabinet members, and to visit key aid projects.

Prime Minster Clarifies Allegations

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has clarified allegations leveled against him by Transparency International Solomon Islands (TSI) labeling them, "misleading and a deliberate misrepresentation."

PM Hits Back at TSI

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has rejected a claim by Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) that he has been undermining accountability and transparency.