‘WE’LL DELIVER ACB’

The newly-elected PM Rick Hou pledges to implement ACB as a matter of priority By DELI OSO THE newly elected Prime Minister Rick Hou has assured the nation upon his election to the top political post yesterday that his coalition government will deliver the much awaited Anti-Corruption Bill. The Member of Parliament for Small Malaita…

OUR NEW PM

The country now has a new Prime Minister (PM). Small Malaita Member of Parliament Rick Hou was declared our PM elect by mid-morning on Wednesday. Mr Hou bagged a total of 33 votes ahead of his only rival, John Moffat Fugui who managed 16 votes. A vote was deemed invalid. The result has been warmly…

Hou refutes Sun’s report

Nominated candidate for the Prime Minister (PM) position by the care taking government, Rick Hou strongly rebuffs the front page article of Island Sun newspaper yesterday, which claimed that he slammed the former government. Speaking during the press conference yesterday at the Office of the Prime Minister, Hou said he sees the article as an…

Aipia and Hagberg acquitted

Medical practitioner and entrepreneur Dr Reginald Aipia and his American business consultant Eric W. Hagberg on Tuesday walked out of the Honiara Magistrates Court, free men. This was after Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga acquitted them both of the charge of engaging in commercial aquaculture without a valid licence. Outside of court, Aipia said, they were…

HOU CONFIDENT TO WIN

Caretaker government candidate optimistic about winning PM’s election By DELI OSO THE caretaker government candidate for the post of Prime Minister has expressed confidence about winning the election for the country’s top political post today. The Member of Parliament for Small Malaita Rick Hou who once served in New York, United States of America, as…