24 May 2006

New Solomons government to make policy statement later today

9:42 am on 24 May 2006

"The new Solomon Islands Government, which now styles itself the Grand Coalition Government for Change, is to produce a joint policy statement today. ( wed)"

The chairman of the government caucus, Steve Abana, says the document is an amalgamation of the positions held by the various groupings in the coalition.

He says it will reflect a harmonizing of policies in priority areas.

It is expected that Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will present the joint policy document in a live broadcast on the national broadcaster, the SIBC, this afternoon.