Ruling on Party Act, Friday

CHIEF Justice Sir Albert Palmer will make his ruling on the case challenging the constitutionality of the Political Parties Integrity Act (PPIA) at 2pm today, inside court room 1. This came after he adjourned his ruling on Thursday, with no reasons given for the adjournment. The ruling is to see whether the constitutional guarantee to…

PPF officers arrive in Auki

PARTICIPATING Police Force (PPF) officers to assist in the forthcoming National General Election next week have arrived in Auki, Malaita Province. The Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Alfred Uiga confirmed this to the paper on Thursday. He said that about four PPF officers are now in Auki adding more are coming in the remaining days before…

More officers deployed to provinces

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has started its deployment of additional officers to the Provinces ahead of next week’s National General Elections. Police Commissioner, Frank Prendergast said that this is part of the Election Operation Police is staging which has already been in full swing. “The intension of sending additional officers to the…

Logging row turns nasty

Victim speaks of how his hand was sliced at crowded food bar IT was a daylight senseless criminal act. A prominent chief and tribal leader from Rennell arrived last Saturday in Honiara from his home village and landed in hospital the same day. His arm was sliced with a sharp knife when he was having…

“Act does not infringe rights”

THE Political Party Integrity Act does not infringe on constitutional rights, says John Muria Jnr. Muria Jnr, representing the Attorney General Chambers, stressed this when he presented his submission in defence to the PPI Act in High Court on Monday. Solomon Islands Democratic Party (SIDP), which has refused to register under the Act, took the…

Malaita flooded with voters

WITH less than a week before the country goes into poll, Auki, Malaita Province has witnessed mass arrival of voters and supporters flooding in from Honiara on ships. Voters started arriving in huge numbers since last week. Over the past days Auki has witnessed ships being loaded with people most of the voters and supporters…

Election day declared ‘public holiday’

WEDNESDAY next week – 19th November has been declared a public holiday due to the election. Caretaker Minister for Home Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga has declared. A statement from the Electoral Commission said, the public holiday will not cover the several days that some people may need in order to vote in…

Three political parties field over 30 candidates

The Political Parties Commission says three political parties have fielded over 30 candidates to contest the November 19 National General Elections. They are the United Democratic Party, the People’s Alliance Party and the National Transformation Party of Solomon Islands. Twelve political parties have registered to contest the seats in the 50-member National Parliament. Meanwhile, the…

Zama appeals for support

The President of the Youth Own Urban-Rural Party, Jonathan Zama is appealing for the support of youth voters in the November 19th National Elections. He said youths of both genders should support his party because it’s focus is based mainly on empowering them to take active part in advancing the national economy and ensuring a…