Peaceful voting in Malaita

MALAITA Province successfully staged its provincial election yesterday to elect new Members to the Provincial Assembly (MPA). Reports said, voting was peaceful and conducted smoothly. Returning Officer, Thomas Puahikeni told this paper that it was very a peaceful day with voters casting their votes with smiles. “Voters go to the polling stations freely and vote…

SIPDC denies involvement in shooting

THE Solomon Islands People’s Democratic Coalition (SIPDC) has denied any links or responsibilities to Tuesday morning’s shooting incident on Mbike Island in Ngella. Police on Tuesday confirmed that several shots were fired resulting in the damage of a fast craft (boat) which was believed to have carried Members of Parliament (MP’s) to the island resort…

RAMSI congratulates new PM

The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has welcomed the election of Manasseh Sogavare as the country’s new Prime Minister elect. In a statement on Wednesday RAMSI congratulated Mr Sogavare in his election to the top job on Tuesday. “We welcome Prime Minister Sogavare and his new Government team to office,” said the RAMSI…

Choiseul hails Sogavare’s appointment

CHOISEUL Province has acknowledged the election of Manasseh Sogavare as the country’s new Prime Minister. In a statement on Tuesday, Jackson Kiloe, Premier of Choiseul Province said Sogavare’s election to the Prime Minister’s post is an achievement for the nation who wants to see change. “On behalf of the Choiseul Provincial government and all our…

The 4 who switched sides

SILAS Tausinga, Bradley Tovosia, Sam Iduri, and Nestor Ghiro are the four MPs who switched their allegiance for Manasseh Sogavare in Tuesday’s election, the Solomon Star can reveal. The four arrived in parliament with the Solomon Islands People’s Democratic Coalition (SIPDC), who fielded in Jeremiah Manele as their candidate. Mr Manele had the support of…

Shooting incident probed

A JOINT task force comprising of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and the Participating Police Force (PPF) have been deployed to investigate the shooting incident on Mbike Island in Ngella which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning. According to reports, an armed group of men stormed Mbike Island resorted where several…

Duo tipped for Speaker

TWO former members of Parliament have been tipped as candidates of Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) for the Speaker’s job. They are resigned Speaker of Parliament, Sir Allen Kemakeza and former MP for Ulawa Ugi, James Tora. A reliable source confirmed to the Solomon Star yesterday that these two names are floating in the camp…

US congratulates Sogavare

THE United States government has congratulated newly elected Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare The Embassy of the United States of America issued the following statement from Ambassador Walter North. “On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I offer my sincerest congratulations to the Honorable Manasseh Sogavare on his election today (yesterday)…