Dual Citizenship Bill awaits further debate

The ‘Constitution (Amendment) (Dual Citizenship) Bill 2018’ was read the second time in parliament and awaits further deliberation by the members of parliament in the next sitting day. Prime Minister Rick Hou said that this bill allows for ‘Dual Citizenship’…
PM Hou welcomes Australia’s new regional initiative

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has welcomed the recent announcement from his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison for Australia to establish a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure facility for projects in the region. This followed the new policy initiative for the Pacific Region announced by…
PM Hou acknowledges signing of ADB’s transport projects

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela today has witnessed the signing of a grant agreement between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Solomon Islands Government. The agreement establishing the Transport Sector Project Development Facility was signed by the Finance & Treasury…
PM: SI will speak for Taiwan

PRIME Minister Rick Hou says that Solomon Islands will continue to speak for Taiwan in the international community. Mr Hou made the remarks during a dinner to mark 107th national day of Republic of China (Taiwan) at the Alvaro de…
PM: SI-Taiwan friendship steady

PRIME Minister Rick Hou says the bilateral friendship between Solomon Islands and Taiwan is growing steadily and cordial over the years. He was speaking during the celebration of the Taiwan day hosted at Mendana Hotel one Tuesday night. Taiwan day…
PM leaves for UN summit today

PRIME Minister Rick Hou will leave for the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Friday. The UNGA will convene on Monday next week which the Prime Minister is expected to join other world leaders…
PM set to chair PIDF in July

PRIME Minister Rick Hou will chair the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) meeting in Honiara in July this year. Last Friday, the Prime Minister was briefed on the progress of arrangements by the Secretary General of PIDF Francois Martel. Mr…
West Papuan MSG bid at a dead end, says Jakarta

Indonesia says the United Liberation Movement for West Papua‘s bid to be a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead group has reached a dead end. MSG leaders meeting in Port Moresby this week referred the Movement’s application to the group’s secretariat for…