Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare

Solomon Islands PM arrives

He was accompanied by his wife Emmy Sogavare, Secretary to chairman MSG Rence Sore and other executive officers from the MSG Secretariat.

Sogavare and his team were welcomed at the Jacksons international airport by Tourism and Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko.

Sogavare is visiting the country in his capacity as the incumbent Chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group.

He is currently having closed door discussion with Foreign affairs Minister, Rimbink Pato and Acting Secretary Department of Foreign Affairs William Dihm.

Solomon PM recalls early days

Speaking to PNG Loop in an exclusive interview yesterday Prime Minister Sogavare said he was born in Popondetta, Northern Province in 1955.

“We lived in PNG for 30 years. My father established the SDA church at Bogia district in Madang Province

“My father arrived in PNG in 1937. There were seven boys in our family, and six of us were born in PNG, and one was born in SI.

“I did my primary education in 1968 at Panim Adventist School, Madang.