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Hon. James Tora

Member of Parliament
Ulawa-Ugi, Makira/Ulawa
Ninth Parliament


Constituency: Ugi/ Ulawa, Makira Ulawa Province

Contact Address:

National Parliament
P.O. Box G19
Solomon Islands.
Phone: +677 28520/ 23424
Fax: +677 24272.

Parliamentary Service

  • Re-elected to the National Parliament on 4th August 2010
  • Elected to the National Parliament of Solomon Islands for Ugi/ Ulawa Constituency on 1 December 2004 (bye-election). Re-elected on 5 April 2006.

Parliamentary Committee Appointments

  • Chairman of Parliamentary House committee from 20th March 2013 to 8th September 2014.
  • Chairman of Health and Medical Services Committee from 21 June 2012 to 20th March 2013
  • Member of Bills and Legislation Committee from 16th September 2011 to 8th September 2014.

Ministerial Appointments

  • Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Services from 27 August 2010 to 18th April 2011
  • Minister for Home Affairs from 22 December 2007 to 7th May 2009
  • Minister for Infrastructure and Development from April to May 2006.
  • Minister for Mines and Energy from February 2006 to April 2006
  • Minister for Department of National Reconciliation, Unity & Peace from March 2005 to February 2006. 


  • Attended Honiara Technical Institute (HTI), Honiara
  • Attended Senior Primary School at Pawa Provincial Secondary School, Makira Province

Occupation before entering Parliament

  • Supervising Manager – Student Welfare Services at Solomon Islands College of Higher Education (SICHE)

Conferences, Delegations, Visits

  • Attended 2 Months conference in Taiwan (Republic of China)
  • Attended 3 weeks conference at Nukualofa, Tonga


  • Date of birth: 16 July 1956
  • Village/ Home Island: Hunuta Village, Ugi Islands