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Laore carries on plan

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Christophe Laore
NEWLY elected member of Parliament for Shortlands Islands, Christopher Laore says he will continue with the vision his late brother left behind.

Steve Laore passed away less than 24 hours after the new Government came into power on August 25, 2010.

He collapsed and died at the Pacific Casino Hotel after attending a celebration dinner with Government members and supporters.

A post mortem carried out found he died of natural causes.

Christopher Laore said one of the major visions of his late brother was to improve the livelihood and wellbeing of the people to be self reliant.

"At this time I don't have any plans and visions," he said.

"My people want me to come and implement the plans and visions of my brother.

"After I complete my brother's plan before I can start off with my new plans," Mr Laore said.

He polled 1353 votes over his nearest rival, who is also a former MP, Augustine Taneko who managed 731 votes.

Mr Laore is a physiotherapist by profession, and was the director of rehabilitation services at the National Referral Hospital, a position he held until he resigned to contest the by-election last Wednesday.

He is famous in the sporting fraternity in the country for his involvement with sportsmen and women.

Yesterday he took his oath before the speaker of parliament.


By EDDIE OSIFELO