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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Solomon's Opposition withdrews motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Sikua

The National Parliament of Solomon Islands says the motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister, Dr Derek Sikua has been withdrawn.

Parliament says the mover of the motion withdrew the motion yesterday. The West Honiara MP, Issac Inoke Tosika, was to have move the motion in the Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, Parliament says the the second meeting for the year which starts today will deal with the main item of business for the first sitting day on Thursday 24 July 2008.

This will be the tabling of the Facilitation of International Assistance Notice 2003 and the subsequent motion by the Prime Minister Derek Sikua to refer the Facilitation of International Assistance Notice to the Foreign Relations Committee for inquiry, review and report.

The Government has also indicated that it plans to bring a total of seven bills to Parliament for enactment in the upcoming sitting.

However, Parliament has yet to formally receive any of the proposed bills.

Parliament says it is anticipated that amongst the proposed bills is the Secured Transactions Bill, the Correctional Services Amendment Bill and the Telecommunication Amendment Bill.

Source: SIBC

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