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Friday, May 25, 2007

Outspoken MP and former Solomons Prime Minister dies in Honiara today

Former Solomon Islands Prime Minister and member for the Aoke-Langalanga Constituency, Bartholomew Ulufa'alu has died.

The late Ulufa'alu died at the National Referral Hospital at 12:30pm (SI time) this afternoon.

Mr Ulufa'alu was in intensive medical care for some time, suffering from diabetes.

Acting Prime Minister Gordon Lilo Darcy officially announced the the late Ulufa'alu's death this afternoon on national radio SIBC.

Mr Darcy said the late Ulufa'alu was a great leaders and a true son of Solomon Islands and the country today lost also a great hero and a visionary.

He said the late Ulufa'alu had vision for the country's sovereignty, its development at the rural and community levels and reforms for the country's governance, transparency and economy.

The Acting Prime Minister described the visions as truly outstanding and will be sorely missed by everyone.

Source: SIBC

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