Temotuans want MPs to ‘rethink’ political stand

TEMOTUANS who are residing in Honiara are appealing to their Members of Parliament (MPs) to reconsider their present position with the Sogavare-led Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA). Following the violence that took place in Honiara last week, community leaders and elders of Temotu from the constituencies of Nende, Pele, and Vatud in Honiara convened…

Opposition maintains ‘PM must go’ call

THE Opposition Group of Parliament has maintained the position that Manasseh Sogavare should no longer be Prime Minister (PM). Continuing on the reasons why this is their stance, the press statement says that the Prime Minister is a mindless, short sighted and utterly incompetent leader who if allowed to continue as PM, will destroy this…

Gilisi new WPA deputy speaker

WESTERN Provincial Assembly (WPA) Member for Ward 22 of Nono Gilisi Palmer has been sworn-in as the newly Elected WPA Deputy Speaker this week in Gizo. The closed door election was conducted on Wednesday morning in which Gilisi was announced the new Deputy Speaker. He was later sworn-in at 3pm that same day by the…

217 arrested over Honiara unrest 

POLICE have arrested a total of 217 people including 33 juveniles who allegedly involved in the looting and rioting during the recent unrest in Honiara. Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said of them have already appeared in court and remanded while others are still under investigations. “This arrests covered day one (November 24) to December 1,”…

Report buses, shops for over-pricing

The Honiara City Council has encouraged those who experienced unfair pricing or being overcharged by buses or taxis (public transport) to contact the Law Enforcement Unit for further action. There have been reports that certain shops have hiked their prices very high following last week’s riots, whilst in one case, a bus had increased its…

LET’S TALK ABOUT LAND

Who owns the foreshore? This is a very big and “hot” topic and I’ll attempt in this article to summarise it as much as possible. It’s a vexed question and even the High Court has made different conclusions, that land covered by water, below highwater mark (what we would call “the sea”) is either vested…

Coconut rehab underway in West Kwaio

SINCE Coconut is one of the key export commodity of the country for years, a rehabilitation program for coconut farmers of ward 28 in west Kwaio, Malaita province is effectively underway. A bulking site consist of around 10,000 nuts has already been prepared and will be distributed to farmers when it is ready. Around 3000…