17 Jul 2007

Solomons parliament opening date yet to be announced

10:10 am on 17 July 2007

The Solomon Islands governor-general, Sir Nathaniel Waena, is to announce when parliament will meet next.

This comes after a government statement said there has been an unconstitutional practice of the house being called by the clerk of parliament.

Parliament was expected to sit on Thursday and debate a no confidence motion on Friday.

But the prime minister, Manasseh Sogavare, has now said his government wants to change the practice of the clerk calling parliament.

It's not known when Sir Nathaniel will convene the house but the government says an announcement will be made shortly.