Ousted PM on shipping grant

CARETAKER Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the shipping grant paid out to some Members of Parliament (MP) have been abused. He was speaking in Parliament on Monday before he was removed from office during a vote of motion of no confidence. He told Parliament that around SBD700 millions was given to MPs to buy ships.…

HOU FOR PM

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Small Malaita Rick Hou is being tipped for the Prime Minister’s post while the caretaker PM Manasseh Sogavare is likely to be his deputy. The deal was believed to have been reached last night following the defection of seven Opposition members to form a coalition with the caretaker government, a…

Ete says time up for DCCG

Member of Parliament (MP) for East Honiara Douglas Ete says the government have enough of the three years reign to destroy the country, so don’t give them the remaining 10 months. Ete stressed this in parliament on Monday after presenting his lengthy remarks to outline the failures and destruction caused by the Democratic Coalition for…

‘Leaders are too greedy to satisfy’

The only female Member of Parliament (MP) Freda Tuki Soriacomua says MPs cannot be satisfied with what they have as ministers in the government. She stressed this in parliament on Monday when the motion of no confidence to oust the former Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare was debated. Tuki stood among 50 MPs as the…

Sogavare walks out proud

Ousted Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says he walks out of parliament with his head held high. Sogavare told the floor of parliament before the vote of No Confidence Motion was held that he was removed for standing against corruption. The Member of Parliament (MP) for East Choiseul says he was a proud man after…

Serious allegations among MPs revealed

Serious allegations of corruptions have been revealed on the floor of parliament as politicians continue to throw mud on each other, while debating the No Confidence Motion which results in the removal of the Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare. This came following announcement by the Speaker of Parliament, for the mover of the motion Dr.…

Sogavare: Govt misled on Skyline and Nazar

Ousted Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says government was misled by people brought in by the United Democratic Party (UDP) on the issue of Skyline and Nazar Gold. Sogavare revealed this on the floor of parliament when the question was raised to him by the members from the Parliamentary Opposition and Independent group. Ousted PM…

Call for calm amidst political situation

The Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) is appealing to the members of the public especially in Honiara, to remain calm as the country’s national politicians vote on a new government according to the National Constitution. “Let me make it clear that the RSIPF takes no side in the politics of this country. The Police…

Laore blames border issues for his resignation

Member of Parliament (MP) for Shortland, Chris Laore says one of the reasons for him resigning from the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) regime was the failure of the government to address security issues in his constituency. Laore’s constituency covers the last islands in the Western Province of Solomon Islands that bordered with Bougainville of…

SOGAVARE VOTED OUT

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was ousted in yesterday’s motion of no confidence, warranting the election of a new Prime Minister along with the formation of the new government soon. The 10 Members of the Opposition and Independent Group together with the 17 deserters of the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) who joined their fold…