Monday, August 30, 2010


Governor General Sir Frank Kabui swore-in two new Ministers today. They are Hon. Snyder Rini, Member of Parliament for Marovo as the new Minister for Development Planning and Aid Coordination and Hon. Gordon Darcy Lilo, Member of Parliament for Gizo/Kolombangara as the new Minister of Finance and Treasury.

Mr. Rini was recently a subject of media speculation where he was alleged to have left the new coalition government for the Heritage Hotel group. The Solomon Star national newspaper in todays paper Monday 30th August 2010 reported that a spokesman for the Heritage Park Hotel group confirming Mr. Rini joining their group. It was believed Mr. Rini left the new coalition government because of a tussle with Gordon Darcy Lilo over the Finance and Treasury portfolio.
The swearing in of the two Ministers brought the number of new Ministers to 23 including the Prime Minister. Last week, the Prime Minister and 20 Ministers had been sworn-in.

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