City residents urged to vote

HONIARA City residents have been urged to come out in good numbers to vote for leaders to lead people of the city and its affairs. Returning Officer (RO) for the Honiara City Council election Alphonses Peru said now that the national general election is over, all residents should now fix their eyes on HCC elections.…

HCC to adopt same voting system

HONIARA City Council (HCC) will adopt the same system used in this year’s national general election for its election. Legal officer of City Council Vincent Kohata explained that city council has mended certain sections of council’s regulation to adopt the same system used during the recent national general election. Kohata said some of the amendments…

Local women’s group hails female MP

The Women’s Rights Action Movement (WRAM) has congratulated the only Parliamentarian Freda Tuki Soria Comua who won the seat for Vatud Constituency, in Temotu Province last week. Mrs Comua is the only female to have won a seat in the tenth Parliament among 49 males. The organisation in a statement yesterday said Mrs Comua’s win…

Library abused by Honiara candidate

HONIARA City Council has not given permission to people residing at its public library before the national election last week. They were believed to be supporters of councillor and losing candidate of Central Honiara, Jack Igi. Most of them came from the provinces and leave the premise of the library this week. The Council said…

Alarming rate in child labour, trafficking

A research carried out in Honiara this year raises alarming rate on child’s labour and trafficking. This was part of the initial findings on rapid assessment on child conducted by University of South Pacific (USP), Development Service Exchange, Vois Blo Mere and Christian Care Centre on certain young population in the City. The research was…

Commission elaborates on court ruling

THE Political Parties Commission (PPC) has defended the High Court ruling on Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) Facebook page on Wednesday. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer has ruled in favour of the Commission after re-elected member Mathew Wale and his unregistered party – Solomon Islands Democratic Party (SIDP) took it to court. Mr Wale had…

Maneka welcomes petition

Newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) of North Guadalcanal Constituency says he welcomes any petition taken against him by outgoing and ousted Member of Parliament (MP) for North Guadalcanal Constituency Martin Sopage. This follows rumours the ousted MP is planing to lodge a petition. Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday Samson Maneka said; “I already…

PAP still looking for ally

PEOPLE Alliance Party (PAP) is still sitting on the fence and remains undecided as to which political group it will team up with to form the government. This came after reports that PAP plans to join United Democratic Party (UDP) headed by it parliamentary wing leader, Danny Philip, and other small parties to form a…

Group welcomes elected MPs

FORUM Solomon Islands International (FSII) has congratulated the 50 newly elected members of parliament. In a statement the group said despite one’s perception and mixed reactions, people have spoken through their ballot papers. There have been reported incidences of unhappy voters damaging public and private properties as a result of disagreement over results. FSII strongly…