29 Dec 2010

Solomons call to check finance minister's deals

12:29 pm on 29 December 2010

A Solomon Islands activist and former city councillor, Lawrence Makili, has called on the Prime Minister Danny Philip to investigate his Finance Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo.

According to the Solomon Star newspaper, Mr Makili alleges that Mr Lilo was involved with a foreign businessman trying to illegally export seafood.

Mr Makili says it is time the Prime Minister steps in and investigates his ministers.

The paper says none of the politicians in question was available for comment.