Solomon Islands PM Manasseh Sogavare

Debate underway on Solomons no-confidence motion

The motion was triggered by a series of defections from Mr Sogavare's coalition government late last month.

Beginning the debate, opposition MP Derek Sikua outlined to parliament his reasons for tabling the motion.

Dr Sikua said MPs had lost confidence in the prime minister because he wasn't listening to them any more.

He said Mr Sogavare has become suspicious of anyone who differs from his point of view.

PM Sogavare in Suva for second leg of MSG capitals’ tour

The MSG Chair’s meeting with the Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is scheduled for tomorrow (Friday).

PM Sogavare is undertaking the tour in his capacity as the MSG Chair. The current tour is his second since assuming the chairmanship of the Melanesian sub-regional grouping in June 2015. The first visit was made in early 2016.