Politics Archive November 2016

Prime Minister Sogavare, centre and Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon Milner Tozaka, left end, with the new Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Australia, His Excellency Colin David Beck.

H.E Beck Heads Australian Mission

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare today commissioned Solomon Islands new High Commissioner to Australia, His Excellency Colin David Beck.
The Democratic Alliance Party (DAP) has kicked off its preparations for the National General Elections in 2018.

DAP Prepares for 2018 Elections

The Democratic Alliance Party (DAP) has kicked off its preparations for the National General Elections in 2018.
The Party Wing Leader said the Party has proposed to take on the idea of legislating the country’s major investments and developments to protect them from political mismanagement.

DAP Proposes To Legislate National Projects

The Democratic Alliance Party (DAP) has proposed to pursue proper and appropriate legislation that would provide a strong regulatory environment that give confidence and trust in public institutions.
The online service will dramatically reduce the time needed to apply for a foreign investment certificate.

Online Registry Facilitates Foreign and Local Business Investment in Solomon Islands

Applications for foreign investment licenses and business name registrations can now be lodged online and processed in 24 hours thanks to upgrades to Solomon Islands’ business registry.
The Lyon-based Interpol currently has 190 member countries, enabling police across the globe to share information.

Interpol Suspends Solomon Islands Membership Application

Interpol has passed a resolution to suspend Solomon Islands application to join the international police organization, pending a study reviewing the process established for Interpol membership.
Pharmacist Jakob with Counsellor Melissa Stutsel at the Kirakira Hospital Pharmacy.

Medicine Delivery on the Rise in Rural Solomon Islands

Providing health care in rural and remote parts of the Solomon Islands is not without challenges, but the staff of Kirakira Hospital and Kaonasugu clinic in North Makira, with support of the Australian Government, are taking the challenge head-on.

Dr. Sikua Congratulates Government On Pacific Games Bill

Leader of the Independent Group in Parliament, Hon Derek Sikua has congratulated the Government for urgently putting together a bill for the 2023 Pacific Games which Solomon Islands won the bid to host in May this year.
Parliamentary Members of the United Democratic Party maintained that the purported revocation of the Prime Minister’s membership of the Party does not disqualify him from being a legitimate Member of the UDP or to act in the capacity of Prime Minister.

UDP Members Reject Party President Actions

Parliamentary Members of the United Democratic Party (UDP) have rejected the decision taken by their Party President Sir Thomas Chan, describing his actions as misguided and wrong in revoking UDP Membership of the Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare.
DCCG Caucus Maintains Strong Support for Sogavare’s Leadership

DCCG Caucus Maintains Strong Support for Sogavare’s Leadership

Prime Minister Sogavare and members of the Caucus at their meeting today which saw the expression of continued strong support by Caucus for Sogavare’s leadership.
The Australian Government provides budget support to the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development to support the achievement of results under the National Education Action Plan. Part of this support goes to school infrastructure development.

Australia Investing in Education Infrastructure

Representatives from the Australian High Commission in Honiara visited Campbell School in Kirakira recently to see first-hand the school’s brand new science and industrial design classrooms.

Sogavare Sacked From His Party

The Island Sun has obtained exclusive access to a letter written by United Democratic Party’s (UDP) President, Sir Tommy Chan, revoking Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare's membership in the Party.
The Opposition Group says the Prime Minister has been ill-advised on this important issue, which will not only worsen the cause for West Papua but also hurt Solomon Islands.

Opposition Urge PM to Reassess Approach on West Papua

The Parliamentary Opposition Group has urged the Prime Minister and his Government to reassess its approach on the issue of West Papua with Indonesia.
Mr Brazier is a career public servant and was most recently seconded as Deputy Director-General to the Office of National Assessments (ONA), a position he held since 2014.

Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Named

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has formally announced the appointment of Mr Roderick Brazier as Australia’s next High Commissioner to Solomon Islands.

Tragedy Strikes Quite Neighbourhood

Mbumburu residents are shocked by news that a man and his partner were found dead in their one bedroom unit by neighbours.
Minister Tome, sitting at the centre, with the Provincial Premiers at the welcome function.

Summit Looks at Adoption of Federal Constitution in Solomon Islands

Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening, Hon David Tome said matters of discussion at the one-day summit between the Prime Minister and Provincial Premiers will assist in hastening the proposed adoption of a Federal Constitution.

We Will Respond Through Diplomatic Channels: Horoi

The Solomon Islands Special Envoy to West Papua says that the government will only respond to what has been said in the media through proper diplomatic channels.
This is in light of reports that the Government is currently facing a serious cash flow problem.

Opposition Urges Finance Minister to Clarify Cash Flow Problem

The Parliamentary Opposition Group has strongly urged the Minister of Finance to inform the nation of the country’s cash flow situation.
The treasure was believed to come from a Japanese cargo ship that had long been the subject of a search.

Government Co-sponsors Treasure Hunt

The Government has reportedly paid SBD$500,000 for a treasure hunt led by Dr Reginald Apia.
He said that it is a pity that Australia does not follow the Pacific leaders in also condemning the ongoing human rights abuses committed by the Indonesian Military.

Australian Activist Speaks Out Against Jakarta Request

Leader of the Australian West Papua Association (Sydney) (AWPA), Joe Collins, has spoken out against reports that Jakarta has requested Australia to pass on a message to the Solomon Islands to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of Indonesia.