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…

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…

Three more MPs join DCC

THREE more MP’s have joined the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) as of last night. The MP’s include; Nestor Ghiro (Central Makira), Alfred Ghiro (East Makira) and Derrick Manu’ari (West Makira). According to insiders from the DCC camp, the three now join Silas Tausinga as defected MP’s from the Solomon Islands People’s Democratic Coalition (SIPDC).…

Is Sogavare the new PM?

DCC in numerical command THE composition of this group had been rigid in the past days and the enthusiasm to form a new government seems undying. Recently emerged under the banner ‘Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC)’ the Honiara Hotel group had maintained its 27 membership up until yesterday. The line-up registered under the camp preparing…

Swing vote

Three MPs likely to switch vote, DCC increases number THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) led by Manasseh Sogavare claims to increase its numbers to 30 ahead of the Prime Minister’s election tomorrow. As of last week, DCC had claimed 27 members; however there were movement by some members of Solomon Islands People’s Democratic Coalition…

Kirakira police on tour

Three Kirakira police officers along with the Makira Ulawa Election Manager Gilbert Tabihau have kicked off a week-long tour around the province. The tour is to investigate reports of land disputes, damage of properties and swearing following the national general election. The team left Kirakira on Saturday and travelled east to travel round the province.…