Politics Archive July 2016

“I look forward to the fulfillment of our desire for enhanced bilateral relations and broadened technical cooperation in the not too distant future,” says PM Sogavare.

Taiwan and Solomons Commits to Stronger Coorperation

Solomon Islands and the Republic of China have committed to taking their bilateral relations and technical cooperation to greater heights.

Sogavare Calls on Sikua to Release Evidence

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon Manasseh Sogavare has called on the Leader of Opposition to proceed in submitting the evidence he claims to have in his possession on the Prime Minister’s involvement in the events leading up to the 5th June 2000 coup to the police for investigation.

Melanesian Spearhead Group Summit Convenes

The twice postponed summit of the Melanesian Spearhead Group is underway in Honiara today, where the big issue will be West Papua.
The Secretary-General of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, Octo Mote, currently in Honiara the summit of the Melanesian Spearhead Group

Nation Building Focus of West Papua Activist Group

The Solomon Islands government says the United Liberation Movement of West Papua wants to move away from advocacy towards nation-building.
PIDF Secretary-General Francois Martel, (left), with Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare.

Pacific Islands Development Forum Begins

The 4th summit of the Pacific Islands Development Forum is set to begin in the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara today.
“I think an issue that should be very high on the agenda is securing our borders, we are friendly Melanesian neighbours but there are people who traverse those waters with questionable intentions.”

Solomon Islands Extends Reconciliation Plans to PNG and Bougainville

Following its one week reconciliation program in Honiara the Solomon Islands Government is planning to extend its reconciliation efforts to neighbouring Papua New Guinea and the Autonomous Bougainville Region.
“Our hearts are not in tune with our profession of religiousness and this programme is about getting the formula right. We must be willing to emulate the character of God in forgiving one another," says the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Apologizes to Nation

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare yesterday apologized to all Solomon Islanders on behalf of all National Government’s that ruled Solomon Islands since Independence for allowing the country to go down the path of ethnic crisis.

Solomon Islands Begin National Reconciliation

As of yesterday, the Solomon Islands Government have began a National Reconciliation Program to formally address reconciliation amongst parties affected by the period of the ethnic crisis.