City election today

Twelve wards in Honiara City will conduct their election today. They are Buburu, Point Cruz, Kola, Kukum, Mataniko, Naha, Ngossi, Panatina, Rove/Legakiki, Vuhokesa, Vura and Vavaya ward which has the biggest number of candidates contesting. The Honiara City Council election will allow all voters who have registered under the new Biometric voters registration system to…

LCC to investigate MP

THE Leadership Code Commission (LCC) will investigate Member of Parliament (MP) for East Guadalcanal, Bradley Tovosia after he was charged by police on Monday. Tovosia, who is the member of the Opposition, faces charges of abuse of office and demanding money with menaces with former Premier of Guadalcanal Anthony Veke. Newly appointed chairman of LCC,…

Election of Speaker today

THE 50 newly elected Members of Parliament (MP) will elect the new Speaker and Deputy Speaker after taking their oaths at 10am today. At the close of nomination at 4pm yesterday, two persons have been nominated for Speaker and Deputy Speaker’s post. They are long serving clerk to Parliament, Taeasi Sanga and former Premier of…

PM assures West of DCC’s support

WESTERN Provincial Government has been assured of Democratic Coalition for Change  (DCC) Government’s support towards developing the tourism industry in the province. Prime Minister, Hon Manasseh Sogavare made the assurance yesterday when the Province’s Premier, Robert Pye paid a courtesy call to Mr Sogavare. During the brief meeting, Mr Pye congratulated Mr Sogavare following his…

PM looks after finance

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare will be in charge of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury portfolio for short while. Rawcliff Ziza, Deputy Private Secretary of Government House, confirmed the PM yesterday advised the Governor General to assign the responsibility of this portfolio to him for time being. Mr Ziza said the advice is for the…

Japanese volunteers ready to leave

Four Japanese volunteers who have spent two years in the country have completed their assignment and will leave the country early next month. They are Masayuki Iino, Yasuko Chiba, Ai Tanabe and Toshiaki Kono. The four came into the country in 2013 under Japanese International cooperation Agency (JICA) and spent their time teaching and helping…

Church to host Christmas celebration

THE South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) in Honiara will be hosting a Christmas celebration next week. The program will be held at SSEC central church on Wednesday evening. SSEC Central Church senior pastor Clyde Soai said many activities will be feature during the Program. “The following activities are singing, children’s talk on Christmas stories and…

Final float parade hit the streets

Honiara streets have been flooded with supporters of intending candidates contesting the Honiara city council election. On Tuesday, along the roads candidates and their supporters conducted their final campaign through a float parade.   Supporters came out in numbers by loading vehicles, shouting, chanting their candidates name and symbol while traveling in convey of vehicles through…

Gold Ridge LOs call on DCC

THE CHAIRMAN of the Gold Ridge Community and Landowners’ Association is calling on the DCC Government to seriously consider their outstanding issues. “As the government settles down and ready to kick start its business, I want to remind government to consider our outstanding issues,” Dick Douglas said on Tuesday. He said former NCRA government has…

Man jailed for stabbing partner

A YOUNG man who stabbed his de-factor partner with a knife after a night out early this year is now serving an 18-month jail term. Dickson Kwaimani, 22, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful wounding. He is also facing other charges of larceny from a person, common assault, and two counts of simple larceny…