Laore blames border issues for his resignation

Member of Parliament (MP) for Shortland, Chris Laore says one of the reasons for him resigning from the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) regime was the failure of the government to address security issues in his constituency. Laore’s constituency covers the last islands in the Western Province of Solomon Islands that bordered with Bougainville of…

SOGAVARE VOTED OUT

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was ousted in yesterday’s motion of no confidence, warranting the election of a new Prime Minister along with the formation of the new government soon. The 10 Members of the Opposition and Independent Group together with the 17 deserters of the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) who joined their fold…

OPPOSITION CONFIDENT

…Remains solid for motion today THE Opposition Group has maintained its solidarity ahead of the motion of no confidence today. The Opposition Group released a photo with 27 MPs yesterday afternoon. It said, its members remained loyal since day one and the photo session was a show of solidarity. The Opposition Group further added that…

Four ministries without ministers

The Government has four of its ministerial portfolios vacant  as it struggles to regain numbers ahead of Monday’s no-confidence vote against the Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare. Following the mass walk-out over the weekend, Mr Sogavare on Wednesday sworn in eight ministers to replace the defectors. But they were mostly from his backbench, including two MPs…

‘WE ARE WITH YOU’

Maelanga assures Taiwan of support By DELI OSO THE Solomon Islands-Taiwan relationship will be maintained even if the Sogavare-led Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) is ousted from office through the motion of no confidence scheduled for Monday. Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Manasseh Maelanga made the assurance to the visiting…

Gov’t sworn in 8 new ministers

THE GOVERNMENT on Wednesday swore in eight new ministers amidst the persisting political uncertainty. They are:  (a)  Ishmael Avui, Minister for Development, Planning and Aid Coordination; (b)  Augustine Auga, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development; (c)   Nestor Ghiro, Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening; (d)  Bradley Tovosia, Minister for Forestry and Research; (e)  Moses…