Malaitans urged to vote wisely

Malaitans are urged to come out and vote in next month’s provincial election. Caretaker premier Edwin Suibaea made the call as the province prepares to go to the polls on December 10. “Malaita Province needs quality leaders,” Suibaea said. “Please come out and choose wisely so that our province could have the right leaders,” he…

Kastom Garden promotes back yard farming

Kastom Garden Association (KGA) is continuing its efforts to reduce the negative effects of climate change of farming in the country. The non-government organisation was part of a delegation that visited Temotu Province recently under the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) programme. KGA centre supervisor Severino Lausao said PACC had helped Kastom Garden to…

Call to support agriculture sector

Newly elected MPs are urged to support the nation’s agriculture sector. The call comes from two organic farmers Johnson Ladota and George Kwaifii. Ladota is a promoter of organic farming with Kastom garden and Zae Na Tina organic farm in east Honiara.  “Agriculture is the backbone of the economy of any nation,” he said. “It…

New Government formed

A NEW government has been formed. Four political parties have agreed last night to form a coalition to run the next government. Leaders of the Solomon Islands Party for Rural Advancement (SIPRA), Democratic Alliance Party (DAP), Solomon Islands People First Party (SIPFP) and the Peoples’ Alliance Party (PAP) also approved a Coalition Agreement. The agreement…

Satu to contest city elections

OUTSPOKEN chief of Fishing Village, Robert Satu has made his intension known of contesting next month’s Honiara City Council elections. Mr Satu who is no stranger to both the local and international media limelight, will be contesting the Vura ward. Speaking to this paper yesterday, Mr Satu said that it has been too long that…

Coalition deal

SIPRA-DAP Coalition confident to lead the next government, Lilo for Speaker’s post TWO registered Political Parties are on the verge of merging for form the next government that will lead the country. A reliable source close to the paper said last night the next government to lead the country is more likely to be led…

Bodo, Fono reconciles

RE-ELECTED Member of Parliament (MP) for North West Guadalcanal, Bodo Dettke and losing candidate, Albert Fono have agreed to hold reconciliation on 2nd December, to end their election related dispute. They reached the resolution during their dialogue on Tuesday at Rove Police club, West Honiara. The dispute stemmed out from a fight between supporters of…

Youth for change group congratulates MPs

The Solomon Islands Youth for Change Team (SIYCT) has congratulated all Members of Parliament (MP) who were elected in this year’s general election. In a statement yesterday the team particularly congratulated their young comrades who succeeded like MP Jimson Fiau Tanangada from Gizo/Kolombangara, MP Derick Rawcliff Manu’ari from West Makira, MP Silas Vangara Tausinga from…