Lobbying underway

Political camps move into hotels LOBBYING is underway as various political camps bid to form the next government. Four major camps were established in four hotels, but the Solomon Star understands there were other smaller groups at play, too. As of Monday, the 50 elected Members of Parliament have been advised to collect their letters…

Logger to face court today

A LOGGING executive who is facing an attempted murder charge in relation to the brutal stabbing incident that occurred early this month at the Kingsly Food Bar, Honiara, will appear in court today, Wednesday. Malaysian Pau Kiu Den, owner of Samlimsan logging company, will appear with his co-accused Ben Alami, Buddley Fakani and Frank Fakani.…

Uiga acknowledges Honiara-based Police

Malaita Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Alfred Uiga has acknowledged the support rendered by Honiara based Police officers during last week’s national general election. Prior to the election a number of Honiara based Police Response Team (PRT) officers, normal duty Police personnel and Participating Police Force (PPF) were deployed to Malaita Province to help provide security…

Rini outlines plans

RE-ELECTED Member of Parliament (MP) for Marovo Constituency has outlined his four-year plan during a function he hosted at his home village in Telina Island on Sunday night. Reports reaching the paper early this week said the function was attended by all his voters and supporters around Marovo lagoon. Malrick Unikana, a bible teacher at…

Sofu congratulated

RE-ELECTED Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kwaio Stanley Sofu has been congratulated by both his supporters and non-supporters. Mr Sofu was re-elected for the third term in office last week in what was described as a landslide victory. A group of men speaking to the paper yesterday said they were satisfied with the outcome…

PM elections, hot topic on FB

WHO will be the country’s new Prime Minister in the 10th Parliament is the hottest topic on popular social media website Facebook (FB) at the moment. Continuous debates, analysis not only from Solomon Islanders but also interested individuals abroad is the most dominant topic of various Facebook pages, following the declaration of the 50 Members…

RAMSI hails peaceful election

The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has congratulated the Solomon Islands people, the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) for conducting a fair, free and peaceful National General Election last Wednesday. With all the results from the 50 constituencies now declared, RAMSI in a statement commended…

8 independent candidates win in Malaita

A TOTAL of eight independent candidates in Malaita Province have won their parliamentary seat in the last week’s election. Reports reaching this paper confirmed that most of these independent members are former candidates. They are; Jackson Fiulaua – Central Kwara’ae, Manasseh Maelanga – East Kwara’ae, new comer Augustine Auga – Lau Mbaelelea, David Tom Wanesiofa…