A peaceful prosperous future await us if we overcome fear!

Today was a milestone for the campaign for Free West Papua. Accompanying the Chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua Mr Benny Wenda we meet with Prime Minister Hon. Manaseh Sogovare of the Solomons and the Opposition leader…

An expert on politics in Melanesia says at the nub of the political instability in Solomon Islands is that no real change is being offered by either side. Rioting broke out in the capital Honiara on Wednesday after the announcement of Manasseh…
Sogavare: we leave behind $188M plus cash reserve

THE Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) had ended its term in office with more than $188million in cash reserves for working capital for the new government. That’s according to outgoing Finance minister Manasseh Sogavare. “This is a net of…
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…