PM in Noumea

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo is attending the Oceania 21 meetings of heads of state and territories of the Pacific region in Noumea, New Caledonia. It is being hosted by the Government and the Customary Senate of the Indigenous Kanaky People of New Caledonia. A statement from the Prime Ministers Office said the event was…

GOOD TURN-OUT: 287,438 registered to vote

A TOTAL of 287,438 people have registered to vote across the country, the Electoral Commission revealed yesterday. Chief Electoral Officer Polycarp Haununu said the list includes the 6000 voters who were found to have registered multiple times, but which will be subjected to revision during the next phase of the registration. “We are happy to…

PNG welcomes MSG cultural leaders

PAPUA New Guinea Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Boka Kondra Wednesday welcomed Melanesian cultural leaders at a cocktail reception in Port Moresby. “We are pleased to have friends and wantoks from our Melanesian neighbors to arrive in PNG,” the PNG Minister said.  “On behalf of the government and the people of PNG, we welcome…

PNG covers PM’s travel cost

THE Papua New Guinea High Commission in Honiara says its government paid for Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo’s trip to Port Moresby to attend the special Melanesia Spearhead Group meeting. Mr Lilo and his delegation left Wednesday for the summit, which was held yesterday. A spokesman for the High Commission clarified this after a member…

US concern about human trafficking law here

THE United States Government says Solomon Islands’ efforts to combat human trafficking is disappointing. In 2012, the United States welcomed the passage of the 2012 Immigration Bill which would help combat human trafficking here. The legislation, which is scheduled to finally go into force on 16 July 2014, gives necessary tools to government officials to…