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Race is on for Tuiloma’s job

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INCUMBENT: Tuiloma Neroni Slade, CANDIDATE: Dr. Jimmy Rodgers is one of three candidates.The Micronesian Block has hinted a willingness to accept a successor to Tuiloma from the Melanesian Spearhead Group, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands and New Caledonia.

The post of Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, currently held by Tuiloma Neroni Slade, is up for grabs.

This week, a high level seven-member delegation from the Solomon Islands led by that country’s Prime Minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo, will push for Solomon Islands candidate.

Solomon Islands candidate is Dr. Jimmie Rodgers who until recently was the Director General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

He is one of three contestants at the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in Palau this week.

The Micronesian Block has hinted a willingness to accept a successor to Tuiloma from the Melanesian Spearhead Group, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands and New Caledonia.

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The Lilo delegation will need to lobby hard for Dr. Rodgers as the other two candidates are from PNG and Fiji.

The Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting is the third top-over of the current world tour for Prime Minister Lilo and his delegates.

They have been in Havana, Cuba where they officially opened Solomon Islands Embassy there after it opened its doors last year and has been manned by former National

Parliamentarian Simeon Bouro as Ambassador.

The Prime Minister’s trip will also see him opening our new Embassy in Jakarta, national capital of Indonesia, which is being headed by the former Chief Protocol of the

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Salana Kalu as Ambassador.

Meanwhile, the People’s Alliance Party has reiterated its earlier call on the Lilo government not to lose sight of the plight of the Melanesian people of West Papua who have been struggling for political freedom from Indonesian colonial rule.

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