October 22, 2003 - ABC News: Solomon Islands Prime Minister wants resumption of Peace Corps volunteer program

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Solomon Islands Prime Minister wants resumption of Peace Corps volunteer program



Solomon Islands Prime Minister wants resumption of Peace Corps volunteer program

Solomons PM stranded by visa gaffe

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Sir Allan Kemakeza will be one of the last Pacific leaders to arrive in Honolulu for a conference this week because his office forgot he would need a United States visa.

Sir Allan Kemakeza flew into Brisbane from Honiara last Friday but he could not make his proposed connection to Honolulu because he did not have a United States visa.

Reports from Honiara today quoted government officials as saying he is furious with those responsible for his travel arrangements.

It is understood a visa was issued about lunchtime today and Sir Allan will be catching a flight to Honolulu tomorrow.

Organisers of the Pacific Island Conference of Leaders have invited President Bush to drop in on the leaders summit as he passes through Hawaii on his way home from Australia.

Sir Allan's office said last week he intended to raise with the President the resumption of US aid and the Peace Corps volunteer program, now that law and order had been restored by the Regional Assistance Mission.



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