PM may not attend UN

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare may unlikely attend the 74th United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) in New York due to the current diplomatic and political situation. He was due to travel with 11-man delegation this weekend. But Government insiders told the Solomon Star last night Sogavare may send his Foreign Affairs minister Jeremiah Manele instead. “Yes…

Kenilorea: decision to switch regrettable

OPPOSITION spokesman for Foreign Affairs Peter Kenilorea says the Government’s decision to switch diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China is regrettable. “It is regrettable that caucus and cabinet have already decided to establish relations with China, ignoring the ongoing process that was embarked upon by Parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee,” Kenilorea, who is also the chairman…

Former premier escapes jail

FORMER Guadalcanal Premier Stephen Panga who was found guilty after a trial for abuse of office has luckily escaped jail, Tuesday. This was after Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika suspended the nine months jail term he imposed yesterday for 18 months. This means that Panga will serve his sentence outside of jail and must not re-offend…

Taipei closes embassy here

TAIWAN ENVOY LEAVES By IAN M.KAUKUI TAIWANESE ambassador Oliver Liao flew out of the country on Tuesday less than 24 hours after the Government made the decision to cut off diplomatic ties with his country. Liao left with his visiting deputy Foreign Affairs minister Dr Sze-chien Hsu, who flew in on Monday in a last-ditch effort…

TAIWAN TIES OFF

• Taipei declares end of relationship • 125 students to be sent home • Gov’t told to recall ambassador from Taipei By ANDREW FANASIA   THE Government last night cut off the nation’s diplomatic ties with Taiwan. This came after Cabinet endorsed a Caucus resolution to severe the 36-year-old relationship. The decision came just hours…

DSE backs call

The Development Services Exchange (DSE) reiterates the call by the Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, Peter Kenilorea Junior for the Prime Minister to stick by his word in ensuring the Bipartisan task force report be given time for deliberation and feedback.  In a statement last night DSE said the way they are seeing decisions taken by…