01 March 2016

Founding Father of the Solomon Islands joins the Ancestors


Solomon Islands first PM Sir Peter Kenilorea dies

Solomon Islands first Prime Minister Sir Peter Kenilorea and the country’s founding father has died.
Sir Peter, 72, was the Prime Minister when the country attained independence from Great Britain in 1978.
The cause of his death has not been announced but thousands of Solomon Islanders have already gone to the social media to express their condolences to his family and praise his efforts as the founding father of this nation.
In 1976, Kenilorea became the second Chief Minister of the Solomon Islands and, at independence on 7 July 1978, the first Prime Minister.