Solomon Islands

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  • West Papua activists stopped by Solomons police

    , by Radio New Zealand

    Solomon Islands police says they confiscated a West Papuan flag at the Melanesian Arts Festival to stop any provocation aimed at the Indonesian delegation.
    Ben Didiomea had his flag taken by police over the weekend after he held it up in front of Indonesia’s festival stall to protest its (...)

  • Solomon Islands: New PM follows Canberra’s orders

    , by LORIMER Doug

    “Prime ministers of the Solomon Islands and Australia have refused to comment on their meeting in Canberra this afternoon”, ABC News Online reported on January 23, adding: “Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s office says he will not be commenting on the outcome of the goodwill visit. Repeated attempts to (...)

  • Solomon Islands government calls for RAMSI exit plan

    , by LORIMER Doug

    The Solomon Islands government wants the Pacific Islands Forum to initiate talks on an exit plan for the PIF’s Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI), Solomons foreign minister Patterson Oti told a PIF consultative meeting in Honiara on February 12.
    “I’m not saying RAMSI (...)

  • Solomon Islands: Canberra launches new assault

    , by LORIMER Doug

    In a further assault on the sovereignty of the Solomon Islands, its Australian-appointed police commissioner, Shane Castles, had Solomons immigration minister Peter Shanel arrested on October 17 over the alleged illegal entry of Fiji-born Australian lawyer Julian Moti.
    Prime Minister Manasseh (...)

  • Solomon Islands: Canberra bid to oust PM fails

    , by LORIMER Doug

    In a blow to Canberra’s campaign against the government of Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, a no-confidence motion put by pro-Australian opposition leader Fred Fono was defeated on October 11 by 28 votes to 17 in the impoverished Pacific nation’s 50-member parliament.
    Since (...)