Politics Archive October 2021

The no jab, no job rules has become commonplace in many parts of the world as countries fight Covid-19.

No Jab? Half Pay Starting Today

The governments ‘no jab no job’ policy takes effect today.
The Minister meanwhile calls for peace and calm, urging MPAs, chiefs and community leaders to work together to maintain peace and harmony.

Minister of Provincial Government Adjourns Malaita Assembly

The Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) has invoked section 47 of the Provincial Government Act to formally adjourn Malaita Provincial Government’s meeting today (October 27) to a date to be determined by the Speaker in accordance with Order 57 or otherwise.
The crowd that gathered outside the motel used by the Opposition group.

Mover Confirms Motion Against Suidani Withdrawn

The mover of the motion against Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani told protestors that he has withdrawn the motion.
"We pray for Malaita and we pray for our future, this is our prayer."

People Power: Motion Against Suidani Withdrawn

The motion of no confidence against Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani has been withdrawn.
“The welcome accorded to Premier Suidani when he arrived in Auki demonstrates the overwhelming support from Malaitans from all parts of the Province is very clear."

Sogavare – Stop Pretending

The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Matthew Wale, has labelled the statement by the Prime Minister calling for Malaita leaders to resolve their political issues as hypocritical.
The keynote address was delivered by the Prime Minister, Hon. Sogavare and the welcome address was delivered by the SICCI Board Chairman Ricky Fuo’o at the opening of the Symposium.

Chamber of Commerce hosts Inaugural Infrastructure Symposium

The inaugural Infrastructure Symposium with the theme “Prioritising Local Content for road to Recovery” attended by more than 100 delegates was held in Honiara on 21 and 22 October 2021.
Chief Daoga says Malaita’s reluctance to recognize China continues to divide Honiara and Auki, and has become a thorn in the national government's ongoing attempts to please China.

Chief Says Geopolitics at Play in Motion Against Suidani

The motion is not in any-way a surprise to me, Frank Daoga, a prominent Chief on Manaoba in Malaita said.
Prime Minister Sogavare said 44,613 people have completed both doses of COVID-19 vaccines, representing 10.8 % of the total eligible population.

197,643 COVID Doses Administered as of Last Friday: PM

A total of 197,643 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered since last week Friday 15th October.
Premier of Malaita, Daniel Suidani.

Police Monitors Situation in Auki as Motion Nears

Police are currently monitoring the current situation in Auki as the motion of no confidence against the Honorable Premier of Malaita, Daniel Suidani, nears.
Prime Minister Sogavare said building on from the 2021 budget, the Government will continue to prioritize the Productive and Resources sectors.

2022 Budget Aims to Build Strong Resilient Economy: PM

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said the top-down approach inherited by the Government under the 2021 Policy Redirection will continue to support the overarching twin objectives of the Government.
“The COVID-19 global pandemic has drastically changed our economic landscape, and as a responsible government, we must adapt to the new working environment."

PM Launches 2022 Budget

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has officially launched the National Government’s 2022 Budget Preparation at the Mendana Hotel in Honiara today.
Chairman of BLC, Hon. John Maneniaru during the Hearing in Lata, Temotu Province.

Bills and Legislation Committee Concludes Temotu Hearing

The Bills and Legislation Committee have concluded their inquiry into the Public Health Emergency Bill 2021 in Lata, Temotu province last week.
“My desire to join RSIPF is to serve my people, my community and the country as a whole. I did not hesitate to apply when I saw the police recruitment advertised. I am very fortunate to have been selected out of the several hundred applicants,” says Police Recruit (RCT) Tuanivalu.

“Joining the RSIPF is a Great Privilege”

Twenty eight-year-old Nivaldo Esdale Tuanivalu who hails from Bemuta Village in Guadalcanal Province is one of the 47 male recruits into the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) out of the 70 participants in the second group of recruits for this year at the Police Academy at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara.
“I will go out and talk with my people and ask their views. I believe the best way is to go down to the village people and listen to them,” Suidani said.

Thousands Welcome Premier Suidani in Auki

Thousands waited patiently in Auki for the arrival of their Premier, Hon. Daniel Suidani, yesterday.
“Our international speeches, our UN votes all must be deliberately crafted to stand a true middle ground that is truly a friend to all and enemy to none,” Mr. Wale said.

Geopolitics is Dividing Our Nation: Wale

The Opposition Leader, Hon. Mathew Wale, says geopolitics is “driving a wedge between us, and dividing the country.”
Acting Australian High Commissioner Sally-Anne Vincent, New Zealand High Commissioner Georgina Roberts, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Minister Peter Shanel Agovaka after the contract signing.

Contract to Upgrade Seghe and Taro Runways Signed

Improvements are set to commence on two Solomon Islands runways, following the signing of a significant construction contract between the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and Downer New Zealand, witnessed by Solomon Islands Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare in Honiara, yesterday.
Prime Minister Sogavare and Ambassador Ming at the signing ceremony at the OPMC.

PM and Chinese Envoy Signs Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has signed the Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation with the Chinese Ambassador Li Ming.
Dr. Patrick Pikacha is a vertebrate ecologist and field biologist, currently a senior lecturer in ecology in the School of Science and Technology at PAU.

Dr. Pikacha Received Recognition For His Work

Dr. Patrick Pikacha has received recognition for his significant environmental achievements in the South Pacific.
Premier Suidani says that the statement by the Ministry, released through the Government Communication Unit (GGU), is false and creates to serve a particular political agenda.

Government and MARA Trade Accusations

Daniel Suidani, Premier and leader of the MARA led government in Malaita province, has been accused of putting unnecessary pressure on his Acting Premier Nelson Lenty to boycott the Premiers Conference since the start of the Conference on Wednesday 22 September.