Minister welcomes poverty report

THE Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Minister for Finance and Treasury was really impressed with the outcome of the first-ever report of the Solomon Islands Poverty Maps based on the 2012/13 Household Income and Expenditure Survey and the 2009 Population…
Melanesian Spearhead Group spat about Indonesia spills over

Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific Journalist, Radio NZ johnny.blades@radionz.co.nz Fiji has hit back at the deputy prime minister of Solomon Islands over criticism about the Melanesian Spearhead Group. Speaking in the Solomons parliament yesterday, Manasseh Sogavare said Fiji should apologise for bringing…
Sogavare queries MSG brotherhood

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Sogavare has questioned the true spirit of the members within the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG),  by stating that non-granting of the 5th Freedom Right by Fiji to Solomon Islands is an issue. DPM said this…
Solomonn Islands DPM says Fiji should apologise

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Sogavare says Fiji Prime Minister (PM) should apologise to the member countries of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) for admitting Indonesia as an associate member. Speaking on the floor of parliament yesterday, DPM says Fiji…
‘Lets move beyond business as usual’

IN ORDER for the country to make any progress economically it must move beyond business as usual and make deliberate policy choices. That was according to the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and the Minister responsible for the Ministry of Finance…
Sogavare says Opposition lacks understanding on bills settlement

THE Minister of Finance and Treasury, and Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the Leader of Opposition or whoever advised the Leader on the Government’s approach to settle the $204 million on outstanding bills grossly lacks understanding on the whole…
Solomons govt committed to West Papua issue, says Mote

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua says Solomon Islands’ support for its cause remains firm despite a change in leadership. The Movement’s secretary general Octo Mote last week travelled to Honiara to meet the new Solomons prime minister Rick…
Ousted PM defends stand on West Papua

THE ousted Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare defended his strong stance on the plight of the people of West Papua during the motion of no-confidence on Monday which saw him removed from the top political leadership position. The Member of Parliament…
Hou for PM and Sogavare for Deputy PM

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Small Malaita Rick Hou is being tipped for the Prime Minister’s post while the caretaker PM Manasseh Sogavare is likely to be his deputy. The deal was believed to have been reached last night following…