‘NO CASH, NO VOTE’ 

Group eyes trading votes for cash By WILSON SAENI In Auki A GROUP of voters in Ward 17 in East Kwaio Constituency, Malaita Province said they will not cast their votes in the April 3 national general election, unless they are paid with cash. The group’s spokesman and Chief, Jack Gege said they came up with…

More new hilux for police

ROYAL Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has commissioned six brand new D-Max Isuzu vehicles, Thursday. The vehicles were supplied by United Auto Ltd in Honiara.  Speaking during a short handing over ceremony Thursday, Commissioner Mathew Varley said those vehicles are part of the upgrade and replacement plan that have been put in place for the…

Police accused of ‘threatening’ witness

COURT DRAMA By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN THE Dickson Mua fraud trial is expected to turn dramatic when it resumes this morning after the prosecution’s “crucial” witness failed to arrive back from Australia, Thursday. Businessman Albert Wong, owner of Oceanic Marine Ltd, last week assured the court he would return yesterday to give evidence in the former…

Kenilorea: MPs must pay tax

ALL Members of Parliament (MP) will pay their taxes should United Party (UP) leads the next government after April’s National General Election. This was publicly declared by the Party’s President Peter Kenilorea Jr yesterday at the Party’s campaign launch and commissioning of UP’s candidates outside the national auditorium in Honiara yesterday. The current bad weather…

UP to launch campaign

SOLOMON Islands United Party will launch its 2019 campaign and commission its candidates today at the National Museum arena in Honiara. UP President Peter Kenilorea will address the occasion which will also see the introduction of UP’s candidates for the April 3 National General Election. United Party, which had struggled to register for most of…

TEAMING UP

Parties unite to contest election By ANDREW FANASIA TWO political parties have teamed up to contest in the April 3 elections. This was evident yesterday when Our Party leader Manasseh Sogavare was invited to be the keynote speaker at the launch of Kadere Party’s manifesto. Kadere Party and Sogavare were part of the last ruling…

Landowner closes Auki dump site

MALAITA Provincial Waste Management office and Auki local Council and Regional Affairs are now working around the clock to solve the current issue of waste management in Auki. This come after the landowner has put a stop notice for the province not to use his area to dump rubbish. The recent issue has caused inconvenience…

Man discharged of gun offence

A MAN from Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, accused of illegally possessing a firearm has been discharged of the offence, Tuesday. This was after the prosecution made an application to withdraw the charge against Dilys Tulosoi. Public Prosecutor John Wesley Zoze applied to have the matter withdrawn under section 190 (2) (b) (ii) of the Criminal…

Nominations open today

NOMINATIONS of candidates to contest during the upcoming national General Elections this year is now open. Chief Electoral officer Mose Saitala confirmed to the local media, Tuesday. The 14-day candidate nomination period also commences tomorrow (today) as stipulated in the Electoral Act, section 59 (a)(b). Saitala said intending candidates must file their nominations with Returning…