Mr Sogavare acknowledges all for peace and calm HONIARA: Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare extended his gratitude to national leaders, chiefs and community leaders for “making the right decision” in working with authorities to maintain law and order. His acknowledgement…

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…
OPINION: MSG, West Papua Now It’s Down To The Wire

Dr. Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka, originally from the Solomon Islands, is an associate professor at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai’i. The views expressed here are his personal opinions. West Papua will be the most high profile issue…