Solomon Islands Government Committed to Freedom of Information
25 FEBRUARY 2009 HONIARA (Pacnews) ---- “The right to information is not just for developed countries,” said the Solomon Islands deputy Prime minister, Fred Fono at the official opening of the Solomon Islands Freedom of Information (FOI) Workshop this week.
RRRT/SPC makes submission to Australian federal parliament on regional human rights mechanism
25 FEBRUARY 2009 SYDNEY (Pacnews) – A regional human rights mechanism must be an initiative of the people of the Pacific. However, the goodwill and support of development partners and international agencies is critical.
March date set for Political Leaders Forum in Fiji
25 FEBRUARY 2009 SUVA (Pacnews) ---- The second Political Leaders Forum will be held in Fiji on 13 March at the Parliamentary Complex, says Soqosoqo ni Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) party acting national director Ted Young, reports Fiji Times.
RAMSI set to conclude agreement with Solomon Islands Government
25 FEBRUARY 2009 HONIARA (Pacnews) ---- The Solomon Islands Government and Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) are expected to conclude their Partnership Agreement in the coming weeks, reports Solomon Star.
Tonga Women’s Group makes formal submission for seats in Parliament to be set aside for women
24 FEBRUARY 2009 NUKU’ALOFA (Pacnews) ----- The Tongan Women’s National Congress has made a formal submission for 30 percent of the seats in Parliament and 30 percent of the Cabinet positions to be reserved for women, reports Radio New Zealand International .
Leading pro-democracy MP in Tonga says King’s powers must go
20 FEBRUARY 2009 NUKU’ALOFA (Pacnews) ----- Tonga’s leading pro-democracy MP, Akilisi Pohiva says the monarchy should lose all of its executive powers and become a purely ceremonial institution for the good of the country