Epalle stages thanks-giving mass

 Bishop Epalle Catholic School on Tuesday gathered at Holy Cross Cathedral for their annual thanks giving mass. The mass was conducted by His Grace Arch Bishop Adrian Smith. It was attended by Principal of Epalle Catholic School Ambrose Dolofera, headmistress Anna Tawake (smsm), Australian volunteers, students, friends and relatives.  During the ceremony His Grace Arch…

Vanuatu parliament suspends 16 MPs

RNZI: Vanuatu’s parliament has passed a motion to suspend 16 opposition MPs over alleged bribery, RNZI reports. The Prime Minister Joe Natuman moved the motion, alleging the MPs contravened the Leadership Code in accepting monetary offers from the opposition leader Moana Carcasses. This follows reports that Mr Carcasses deposited as much as 10,000 US dollars…

Gilo ECE witness first pass-out of students

GILO Early Childhood Education (ECE) centre Tuesday witnessed the graduation of its first 19 students who have completed their studies this year. The centre is situated near Barande in North East Guadalcanal and operates under Gilo Primary School. Gilo primary was established more than two years ago. It was operated under Guadalcanal Provincial Education Authority.…

Classrooms burnt down

Four 4 semi-permanent classrooms were torched by an angry voter in Kwareá, West Kwaraáe over the weekend. Police reports claimed the burnt houses included three classrooms made of thatched (sago-palm) leaves used by primary and one used by secondary students. The burning incident took place on Saturday evening following the release of results for the…

202 votes rejected in Lau Mbaelelea

A TOTAL of 202 ballot papers have been rejected in the Lau Mbaelelea constituency, Malaita Province during counting over the weekend at Auki. That was according to the reports collected after the result were finalized by the Returning Officer David Oeta. He said the rejected ballots were due to mistakes done by voters during the…

Female candidates unlucky in Malaita

FEMALE candidates contesting various constituencies in Malaita province have been unlucky during last week’s election. Five female candidates have joined the election race this year. But following the end of the counting over the weekend none of them have secured any spot. Those five female candidates are Rose Anilabata and Ann Tanny Oromae for Central…

Manepora’a reclaims seat

The former Member of Parliament for East Are’Are constituency in Malaita province Andrew Manepora’a has reclaimed his parliament seat this election. The Kadere party of Solomon Islands (KPSI) candidate has reclaimed his seat by polling 2378 votes. His runner up Andrew Hanaria Keniasina managed to poll 1913, followed by Edward Jacob Ronia with 194 votes…