Politics Archive September 2012

Maelanga Rejects Claims on Caucus

The Solomon Islands Acting Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Maelanga has rejected claims that Caucus is more powerful than the Cabinet in the current NCRA government.
The cartoon shows a bare breasted woman looking rather upset, with a caption stating "she's upset Kate chose a Tavs dress over her stink t-shirt."

Cook Islands Paper Print Offensive Cartoon

A Cook Islands newspaper has printed a cartoon mocking the huge outcry by Solomon Islanders over the Royal couples outfit for a State banquet dinner hosted by the Governor General.

Western Premier Remains Underfire

The Solomon Islands Western Province member for Ward 10, Irrigila on Vella Lavella, Richard Tekefono, says the Western Province Premier, George Lilo has to prove that he has the number to continue to lead the government.

Calls for Emergency Fund

The Solomon Islands Minister for Environment, Hon. Moffat Fugui, says the country will have to change its attitude towards preparing for any future Disasters.

Reserved Seats May Not Be Necessary

The only woman in the Solomon Islands National Parliament, Mrs. Vika Lusibaea says having reserved seats for women may not be necessary if women can get the support from men.
The Western Provincial members claimed the Premier used his influence in dictating allocation of prime sites to certain businesses for free and demanding cash and other personal gains as favors.

Premier Lilo Called on to Resign

Members of the Western Provincial Executive in Solomon Islands have called for the immediate resignation of its Premier, George Solingi Lilo amid serious allegations against his office.

2012 Budget Under Pressure

The Solomon Islands Finance Minister says the 2012 Budget is under pressure from a lower growth in taxation revenue than was estimated in the original budget.

Dunde/Nusa Roviana to Hold By-Election

Seven candidates are eyeing the upcoming by-election for ward 16-Dunde/Nusa Roviana, in the Western Provincial Government in Solomon Islands.
Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo, says Solomon Islands remains committed and eager to work with EU towards using such resources to improve the livelihood of it's people.

EU Remains Important Partner

The European Union remains Solomon Islands single largest multilateral development corporation partner.
The Committee will then prepare a report for parliament before the supplementary appropriation bill is debated today in Parliament.

Public Accounts Concludes Hearing

The Solomon Islands Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has concluded its hearing into the 2012 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2012, ahead of today's commencement of Parliament sitting.

Call for Justification of UNGA Delegation

The Solomon Islands Opposition Leader has called on Prime Minister to justify the need for a large delegation to the upcoming United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York next month.

Tara Withdraws from UNGA Delegation

A Solomon Islands academic with the University of Hawai'i has withdrawn from the Government delegation to the upcoming United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Foreign Affairs Appears Before Public Accounts

The Solomon Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week went before the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee requesting an additional $950,000 dollars.
The Office of Prime Minister and Cabinet appeared before the Parliamentary committee under the leadership of Secretary to Cabinet, James Remobatu.

PMO to Request for More Money

The Solomon Islands Office of Prime Minister will be requesting parliament for an additional supplementation of more than eight million dollars during the upcoming sitting.
Dr Sikua says the proposed motion was a collective decision by Parliamentarians in the Opposition and the Independent Group.

Sikua Confirms Submission of Motion Notice

The Solomon Islands Opposition leader, Hon. Derek Sikua has confirmed submitting a notice of a Motion of No-Confidence against Prime Minister, Hon. Gordon Darcy Lilo.

Pre-Premiers Conference Underway

A three-day Pre-Provincial Premiers Conference began in Honiara this week ahead of the Premiers' Conference proper in Makira-Ulawa Province next Month.

City Mayor Refuses to Resign

Honiara City Lord Mayor maintains his refusal to resign despite being deserted by members his executive. He says resigning is an act of guilt or admission of wrongdoing.
Since this will be the first sitting of the year, many interesting issues are likely to be discussed in this sitting.

Parliamentary Sitting Date Confirmed

The Solomon Islands National Parliament will meet for the first time this year on September 14th.

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