Police arrest more

POLICE have so far arrested more than 30 suspects for offences involved in disturbances in Honiara after the election of the Prime Minister on Wednesday. Police say certain members of the public decided to take the law into their own hands and marched through some streets in Honiara, causing public disturbances, fighting and property damage.…

PM’s VOTE DAY

Urgent court challenge fails to stall election By AATAI J. LAUINGI   THE election of a new Prime Minister will go ahead this morning despite a court case challenging the candidacy of Manasseh Sogavare. Sogavare and Mathew Wale are vying for the top job. But yesterday Wale, through his lawyer Gabriel Suri, filed a case…

LEGALITY OF SOGAVARE’S CANDIDACY

THE fate of Manasseh Sogavare as Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement’s (DCGA) candidate for Prime Minister will be made known on the floor of parliament on Wednesday. Governor General (GG) Sir Frank Kabui will declare whether Mr Sogavare is eligible to contest the post or not. This was revealed by rival candidate Mathew Wale who…

Public servants warned

‘Stay out of the public debates’ Government workers have been warned to refrain from involving in the current political situation, leading towards the election of the new Prime Minister on Wednesday. A public service memorandum sighted by the Sunday Star has called for neutrality and impartiality of public officers. The memo signed by the Permanent…

Manele explains party decision

WHY WE JOIN DCGA JEREMIAH Manele says his party decided to join the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) based on the leadership style of Manasseh Sogvare and other party leaders that made up the camp. Sogavare is DCGA’s candidate for the prime minister’s job. Manele, parliamentary wing leader of the Democratic Alliance Party (DAP),…

MMF halts planned meeting

THE Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has put on hold the proposed public meeting to discuss the issues surrounding the lending of loans and payment by the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF). Speaking to the Solomon Star, President of MMF Martin Housanau said they have decide to halt the propose meeting to discuss NPF, on…