SPEAKER REJECTS MOTION

Arambola takes stand on no-confidence vote By AATAI JOHN LAUNGI SPEAKER of Guadalcanal Provincial Assembly Abel Arambola has rejected the proposed vote of no-confidence against Premier Anthony Veke. Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Talise Ward and chairman of the province’s Public Accounts Committee Gladall Sesehala filed the motion. But Mr Arambola said after…

Georgian envoy pays courtesy call to PM

AMBASSADOR of Georgia to Solomon Islands H.E. Mr George Dolidze has paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Rick Hou on Tuesday. During the visit, Mr Dolidze acknowledged the bilateral and multi-lateral relations between both countries. Mr Dolidze also informed the Prime Minister on Georgia’s successful transition in the last 27years since gaining independence from…

Parliament adjourned to next Monday

The 7th meeting of the 10th Parliament is again adjourned to give time for the Public Accounts Committee to continue scrutinizing the 2018 Appropriation Bill 2018. This means Parliament will now resume its sitting Monday next week, 26th March. Prime Minister, Hon. Rick Hounipwela adjourned Parliament for that particular reason as all papers required for…

Asian charged for traffic incidences

Police in Kirakira, Makira Province have arrested and charged an Asian male on 9 March 2018 for various traffic offences backdated since 2017. “Our investigations have shown that this Asian has committed various traffic offences since June last year (2017) until recently,” says Provincial Police Commander Makira Ulawa Province, Superintendent Peter Sitai. “And this includes…

Veke faces motion

Speaker seeks legal advice over fall-out A MOTION of no confidence against Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke is expected to be tabled during Friday’s Provincial Assembly meeting. Guadalcanal Province Speaker Abel Arabola has confirmed receiving the notice of the motion of no-confidence served to his office, also served to the Premier’s office and the Provincial Secretary.…