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Yearbook 2009

Solomon Islands. During the year, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission was set up that would go through abuses committed in connection with the civil war in 1999-2000. According to countryaah, the Commission's work began at a ceremony with the participation of South African Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu, who led a similar work in his home country. Prime Minister Derek Sikua had been active in setting up the commission and he had apologized on behalf of the nation for abuses and injustices committed during the war on the main island against immigrants from the island of Malaita.

2009 Solomon Islands

The Sikh government was criticized after a proposal by Finance Minister Snyder Rini, who, in the midst of the economic crisis, wanted the state to reward certain members of parliament and their wives generously. The proposal led to a legal battle and was rejected by the Supreme Court and the Chancellor of Justice, who found that it had no legal support.

In November, riots broke out after a football match between the islands of Malaita and Honiara. Police were injured in stone throwing and the National Football Association's office was burned down.

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