Politics Archive January 2023

The Prime Minister with the outgoing High Commissioner of Australia Dr. Lachlan Strahan.

Prime Minister Acknowledges Australia's Assistance to the Country

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare used the occasion to commemorate Australia’s National Day to highlight and acknowledge a number of key developments in which Australia assisted the country with.
The Games stadium in East Honiara taking shape.

Government Focuses on the Games and Elections

Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement’s (DCGA) key policy priorities for 2023 is hosting the 17th Pacific Games 2023 and the preparation of the National General Election.
Ms Jenkins, who is also the Executive Director for FIBA said that the visit was basically to oversee preparations for basketball competitions at the Games this year.

Pacific Games Technical Delegates Visit Honiara

Two Pacific Games Technical Delegates have so far visited Honiara this month.
Governor General, Sir David Vunagi, with PIFS Secretary General, Henry Puna and two senior officials from the PIF Secretariat.

PIFS Secretary General Pays Courtesy Visit to Governor General

The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Henry Puna has paid a courtesy visit to Governor General, Sir David Vunagi at government house yesterday.
Australian High Commissioner, Dr Lachlan Strahan, emphasised Australia’s commitment to health outcomes, and to delivering good quality infrastructure.

Ground-breaking for Australia Funded Naha Birthing and Urban Health Clinic

The Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana and the Australian High Commissioner Dr Lachlan Strahan participated in a ground-breaking ceremony today (23 January 2023) for the Naha Birthing and Urban Health Centre.
Solomon Islands’ flag; Ambassador Jane Kabui Waetara, Permanent Representative of Solomon Islands to the United Nations, depositing the Instrument of Ratification and David Nanopoulos, Chief of the Treaty Section of the UN Office of Legal Affairs.

Solomon Islands Ratifies Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Solomon Islands has ratified the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) last Friday, 20 January 2023 - the 14th Pacific island nation to join.
High Commissioner Ma’ahanua noted that both Fiji and Solomon Islands are members of the Melanesian Spearhead Group and work to advance the two countries interests in the subregional group could serve as a conduit for building a stronger Pacific family.

Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Fiji Pays Courtesy Call on Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka

The Solomon Islands High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji His Excellency Joseph Ma’ahanua has paid a courtesy call on the new Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji Honourable Sitiveni Ligamamada Rabuka on Tuesday 17th January 2023.
Ambassador Waetara delivering her letter of credence to US President Joe Biden.

Ambassador Jane Waetara Presents Letter of Credence to US President Biden

The Solomon Islands Ambassador to the United States of America, Her Excellency, and Jane Mugafalu Kabui Waetara has presented her letter of credence to the U.S President, Joe Biden at the White House.
Hon. Billy Veo, the MPA for Noro Ward is the new Premier of Western Province. Choiseul Province also has a new Premier. He is Hon. Togoua Tabe of Wagina ward.

Maelanga Congratulates Newly Elected Premiers for Western and Choiseul

Acting Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Maelanga has congratulated the newly elected Premiers of Western and Choiseul Provinces.
The Solomon Islands prime minister assured the US and other Western allies, like Australia and New Zealand, after signing the deal with Beijing in April that he would not allow China to set up a naval base in his country, but concern about Chinese intentions has not abated.

US Moves To Reopen Solomon Islands Embassy To Counter China

The Biden administration is plowing ahead with plans to re-open the US embassy in the Solomon Islands in a bid to counter China's increasing assertiveness in the Pacific.

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