15 Feb 2011

Solomons speaker awaits PM letter for next sitting

2:27 pm on 15 February 2011

The speaker of the Solomon Islands parliament is waiting on a letter from the Prime Minister before he can announce a date for the resumption of parliament.

Yesterday the Speaker Sir Allen Kemakeza met the Prime Minister Danny Philip and the opposition leader Steve Abana to discuss the date.

That followed calls from the opposition for parliament to resume as soon as possible so it could challenge the government's majority through a motion of no confidence.

But our correspondent Dorothy Wickham reports there's growing speculation the government will make the date as late in March as possible.