Is Sogavare the new PM?

DCC in numerical command THE composition of this group had been rigid in the past days and the enthusiasm to form a new government seems undying. Recently emerged under the banner ‘Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC)’ the Honiara Hotel group had maintained its 27 membership up until yesterday. The line-up registered under the camp preparing…

Swing vote

Three MPs likely to switch vote, DCC increases number THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) led by Manasseh Sogavare claims to increase its numbers to 30 ahead of the Prime Minister’s election tomorrow. As of last week, DCC had claimed 27 members; however there were movement by some members of Solomon Islands People’s Democratic Coalition…

Kirakira police on tour

Three Kirakira police officers along with the Makira Ulawa Election Manager Gilbert Tabihau have kicked off a week-long tour around the province. The tour is to investigate reports of land disputes, damage of properties and swearing following the national general election. The team left Kirakira on Saturday and travelled east to travel round the province.…

Makili to Waena: Keep out of SI politics

FORMER Honiara City Councillor, Lawrence Makili has called on the President of the People’s Alliance Party (PAP) Sir Nathaniel Waena to keep out of Solomon Islands politics. Mr Makili made the remarks following weeks of speculation as to which political camp PAP and its members was supporting, with Sir Nathaniel signing a Coalition with the…

SIPDC: Former PAP MP’s paid $500,000 each

THE Solomon Islands People’s Democratic Coalition (SIPDC) has accused the Honiara Hotel, now Heritage Park Hotel based DCC (Democratic Coalition for Change) of bribing former members of the People’s Alliance Party (PAP) to resign and join other parties within DCC. A spokesperson for SIPDC accused former PAP MP’s, Willie Marau (Ulawa/Ugi), Freda Soria (Temotu Vatud)…

Makili: Sogavare is the best PM for SI

OUTSPOKEN former Honiara City Councillor and activist, Lawrence Makili has insisted that Solomon Islands need a strong and brave Prime Minister, with Manasseh Sogavare the only candidate that has such qualities. Mr Makili said that it is true both candidates, Sogavare (representing the Democratic Coalition for Change) and Jeremiah Manele (representing the Solomon Islands People’s…

Isabel ready for election

Isabel Province says it is now ready for is provincial election to be held on December 10. Returning officer John Mark said all’s set for Wednesday’s polls. “Training for polling officials have been completed and deployment of officials to respective stations is underway,” Mark said. Isabel Province Acting Police commander Jerry Rofomanaalso said that preparation…

Chief condemns school arson

A Malaita chief says the burning down of school classrooms by disgruntled electorates was an uncivilised act that must be condemned by all. Chief Joshua Niutoto of east Malaita was reacting to the burning down of three locally built classrooms at Kwarea village by people unhappy about the November 19 election results. “This type of…

Pele MP faces petition

The first runner up in the Pele constituency election result is lodging a petition against the winner Dudley Kopu. Alfred Toaki claimed the basis of his petition will on corrupt practices. He claimed the winning candidate handed out cash during campaign to individuals and families. Toaki claimed Kopu has been doing that since June this…

AOG youth conference kicks off

THE third Assembly of God (AOG) National Youth Conference commenced yesterday with a parade in Honiara. About 300 youths representing Western region, Eastern Region (Malaita), Central region (Honiara) and newly established Southern region (Guadalcanal) participated in the parade. The theme of the conference is: ‘Equipping God’s Master Peace’ in Ephesian 2:10 in the holy bible.…