John Lapli

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Sir John Lapli
4th Governor-General of the Solomon Islands
In office
July 7, 1999 – July 7, 2004
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime Minister
Preceded bySir Moses Pitakaka
Succeeded bySir Nathaniel Waena
Personal details
Born1955 (age 65–66)

Sir John Ini Lapli GCMG, (baptised 25 June 1955)[1] was the Governor-General of the Solomon Islands from 7 July 1999 until 7 July 2004.

Prior to his election as Governor-General in June 1999, Lapli was Premier of Temotu Province.[2] He was taken hostage by rebels in 2000, but released after a few days, when the Prime Minister and his government promised to resign. In June 2004 Lapli failed to be re-elected to the position of Governor-General for another 5-year term, receiving only 6 of the 41 votes in Parliament.[3]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Solomon Islands: New premier for Temotu Province"], Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation radio (, June 20, 1999.
  3. ^ "Solomons MPs choose new governor-general", Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation web site (, June 15, 2004.
Preceded by Governor-General of the Solomon Islands
Succeeded by