Central market to close, April 24, 25

The Honiara Central Market will be closed on April 24 and April 25, during the election of a new Prime Minister. Police Chief Matthew Varley made the reminder on Thursday at his weekly conference at the Rove Police headquarters. He said this is a measure taken to reduce the large movement of people into the…

Agovaka’s ruling deferred, April 26

THE anticipated ruling in the case of re-elected Central Guadalcanal MP Peter Shanel Agovaka on Thursday has been further deferred to April 26. This was because Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi had just received the Court of Appeal ruling which dismissed Agovaka’s appeal. She needs time to go through the ruling before handing down her judgment.…

Wale to take on Sogavare for PM’s position

TWO FOR TOP JOB By ANDREW FANASIA  MATHEW Wale will take on Manasseh Sogavare for the prime minister’s job in next Wednesday’s election. He’s now the candidate for the grand coalition, and not Peter Kenilorea Jr, who was earlier touted as the group’s front-man for the top job. But at the close of nominations 4.30pm…

Agovaka ruling today

PRINCIPAL Magistrate Fatima Taeburi might possibly hand down her ruling in the case of re-elected Central Guadalcanal MP Peter Shanel Agovaka today. This will be known in court this morning. Agovaka’s matter was remitted back to the Honiara Magistrates’ Court for judgment after the Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal. Agovaka was charged with one…

DCGA HITS BACK

THE four allied political parties to that forms the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) have denied allegations they were backed up by loggers. In a press conference on Wednesday Our Party leader and top candidate for the Prime Minister’s post Manasseh Sogavare rubbished such allegation and accusation. The accusation that the grand coalition was…

Abana clarifies $1.5m grant

Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Fataleka has denied receiving the $1.5million under the shipping grant. Steve Abana made the clarification following calls by Chief Andrew Balasi alleging he received $1.5m shipping grant in 2017. Mr Abana described Balasi’s call as incorrect and misleading. But in a statement to Solomon on Tuesday, Mr Abana explained…

Sogavare is DCGA’s choice for PM’s job

THE Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) has nominated the Member of Parliament Elect for East Choiseul Constituency Manasseh Damukana Sogavare as their candidate for the Prime Minister’s post. A statement from DCGA stated that Party Wing Leaders and the 33 Members of the DCGA made the decision by consensus during a meeting held Tuesday.…

Sogavare calls for respect

THE Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) candidate for Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has called on leaders and people of this nation to respect the democratic process in the election of the prime minister. The 50 MPs will convene on April 24 to elect a new prime minister. “I call on leaders and good-loving citizens…

RSIPF reminds public of liquor ban

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is reminding members of the public, all licenced premises and all bars in Honiara City of the liquor ban that will come into force next week on 23 and 24 April 2019. This is during the election of the country’s new Prime Minister. The liquor ban is part…

RSIFP reminds public of liquor ban

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is reminding members of the public, all licenced premises and all bars in Honiara City of the liquor ban that will come into force next week on 23 and 24 April 2019. This is during the election of the country’s new Prime Minister. The liquor ban is part…