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…
Solomon Islands PM apologises for sour relations within MSG

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela used his hand-over speech to his Papua New Guinea counterpart to apologise for any sour relations with other member countries during its two year as chair of the Melanesia Spearhead Group (MSG). “Bilaterally, under our chairmanship…
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…
Inaugural Speech by Prime Minister Elect Honorable Rick Hou

My good people of Solomon Islands. I stand here today as your newly elected Prime Minister. This is an awesome responsibility which I take with humility. I would like to thank all you good citizen’s right across the country and…
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…
Pro West Papua Group Greet PM On Arrival from UNGA

The Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare arrived back in the country today at the Honiara International Airport to a rousing welcome from the Honiara Based West Papua supporters. Disembarking from the airplane and walking towards the VIP lounge, the Prime Minister…