Election in Isabel delayed

Provincial election for Isabel province has been delayed for tomorrow from the scheduled set date that supposed to be held today. The delay has been reported due to election materials are yet to be delivered by the chartered vessel which also be used to dispatch election officials around the island. Presiding officer for the province,…

Security firms thank public

TWO security firms that provided security at Chinatown area have acknowledged the behaviour of the public in yesterday’s election of the Prime Minister which saw Manasseh Sogavare being elected into the top job. Blake Premier Guards and Lion Heart are being engaged to provide security at Chinatown area prior to national general election last month.…

Honiara up as Sogavare declared PM

THERE were sighs, cheers and tears of jubilation as Governor General, Sir Frank Kabui announced Manasseh Sogavare as the country’s 10th Prime Minister, following a secret ballot held at Parliament House yesterday. Manasseh Sogavare, supported by the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) won the election by 31 votes to 19 for Jeremiah Manele of the…

Call for calm in today’s poll

TULAGI Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Fred Satu has appealed to people of Central province to cast their ballot papers peacefully in today’s provincial election. Mr. Satu said people must behave like how they performed in last month’s national general election. He said his officers will be patrolling around the communities and polling stations today until…

Provincial election today

FIVE provinces will conduct their provincial election today. They are Central, Guadalcanal, Malaita, Renbel, and Temotu. The sixth province, Isabel will conduct its election tomorrow after election materials fail to arrive on time. The provincial election will allow all voters to elect their new provincial members who will look after their wards for the next…

Marking of national examinations

The national examinations happened every year and marking of these papers is one of the important components of the process in which students’ selection into another level of their education is decided. This tireless work usually is carried out by markers whom majority of them were teachers. Before deliberating on the main issues I want…

Sogavare is back in charge

MANASSEH Sogavare will lead the country again for the next four years. Parliament gave him the mandate during yesterday’s election. We join well-wishers to congratulate him on his victory. Mr Sogavare is not new to this job. In 2000, the East Choiseul MP took over the helm of the nation’s leadership after then prime minister…

New PM sworn in

Prime Minister elect Manasseh Sogavare was sworn-in before the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui at Government House Tuesday afternoon following his election victory. He took his Oath for the due execution of the Prime Minister’s Office and Oath of Allegiance before members of the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) and members of the diplomatic corp.…

Sogavere extends hand to donor partners

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare pledges to build stronger partnership with the country’s traditional allies. The statement was welcomed amidst unconfirmed reports the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) could extend a hand of friendship to mainland China. A member of the DCC spoken to prior to the election yesterday, said options to engage new partners was…