HOU’S CANDIDACY SUPPORT SHAKY

ABSOLUTE support for the candidacy of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Small Malaita Rick Hou for the post of Prime Minister by Members of Parliament in the caretaker government coalition camp is now in doubt. Political insiders said the Sunday night reconciliation between former Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) MPs and the caretaker…

TWO FOR PM POST

Gov’t House confirms Hou, Fugui as candidates for the prime minister’s election next week By AATAI JOHN MEMBER of Parliament for Central Honiara John Moffat Fugui will contest against the MP for Small Malaita Rick Hou for the Prime Ministership on Wednesday next week. The Governor General’s Deputy Secretary Rawcliff Ziza confirmed this to the…

HOU UNVEILS TOP PRIORITIES

Gov’t candidate for PM speaks of political and fiscal stabilities as top priorities By DELI OSO THE care-taker government’s candidate for Prime Minister has underscored political and fiscal stability as the leading priorities of his group should it form the new government next week. The Member of Parliament for Small Malaita Rick Hou told the…

DPP to review Sae’s verdict

Director of Public Prosecutions Ronald Bei Talasasa will be reviewing the verdict of former fugitive Edmond Sae who has been acquitted of the murder of former police commissioner Sir Frederick Soaki. Mr Talasasa said he will review the judgment and determine in the next two weeks whether or not, to appeal the verdict. “I will…

Sogavare shrugs off Fugui’s statement on ACB

Ousted Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare shrugged off statement by Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Honiara John Fugui, who argued that the Anti-Corruption Bill (ACB) should be delayed until the Traditional Governance Bill is ready.  Fugui made his statement in parliament on Monday when the no confidence motion to remove the PM was debated.…

Malaita schools need multi-purpose halls

Malaita Provincial Education Authority Chief Education Officer (CEO) Andy Siarani has called on the Malaita Provincial Government to channel  funding towards developing of schools multi-purpose halls. Mr. Siarani made the call when officiating at the Maoro Christian Community School Administration and Library building handing over program on Monday this week. While he appreciated the continuous…

Ousted PM defends stand on West Papua

THE ousted Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare defended his strong stance on the plight of the people of West Papua during the motion of no-confidence on Monday which saw him removed from the top political leadership position. The Member of Parliament for Central Honiara Moffat Fugui in his contribution to the motion said the Prime Minister…

Radiographers mark day

RADIOGRAPHERS at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) Radiography Medical Imaging Department (X-ray) celebrated the World Radiography Day on Wednesday. The day marks the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895 andradiographersthe world over including Solomon Islands capitalise on the event to promote radiography as a vital contributor to modern health care. Under Secretary of…

Half a billion to MPs

THE 50 Members of Parliament (MPs) together received more than half a billion in a year, ousted Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has revealed. He said this huge amount of money if used wisely should have benefited the entire nation. Sogavare revealed this on Monday before he was voted out during a Motion of No Confidence…

Lasi reaches out to Baegu/Asifola

THE Literacy Association of Solomon Islands (LASI) has recently conducted a basic literacy teacher training in the Baegu Asifola constituency in Malaita Province. Participants in the two-week workshop held from October 23 to November 3 were from Fouia, Sulufou, Adatolo, New Rove, Ngoliana, Foufo and Aenamago. The workshop venue was held at the Usuusue Catholic…