Deputy Speaker’s post vacant

THE position of the deputy Speaker in the National Parliament has been left vacant. This followed the elevation of Central Honiara MP John Moffat Fugui to become Minister for Education. Mr Fugui was the deputy speaker until this week when he was sworn-in to take up his ministerial appointment. Speaker of Parliament Ajilon Nasiu, announced…

Renbel assembly to meet Nov 6

RENNELL and Bellona Provincial Assembly meeting is rescheduled for 6 November 2015 to give time for the premier and his three executive members to attend. They failed to attend the meeting when it opened on Thursday. The Office of the Speaker said they want all members of the provincial government to attend the meeting, particularly…

No confidence vote withdrawn

LEADER of Opposition Jeremiah Manele had withdrawn a no confidence motion he had submitted to move against Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare in parliament. Speaker of Parliament Ajilon Nasiu had announced in Parliament the withdrawal of the motion at the start of yesterday’s meeting. The withdrawal was made shortly after a High Court ruling by Chief…

SINU journo students on excursion

ABOUT 17 journalism students undertaking media studies at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) attended the weekly police media conference as part of their study. The excursion was made to Rove headquarters, West Honiara yesterday to observe members of the main stream media attending a press conference called by the Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast. The…

Liquor ban in force

A LIQUOR ban is currently in force as part of security measures ahead of today’s no-confidence vote. Police imposed the ban on Thursday midnight and will continue until midnight tonight. “The RSIPF is already enforcing a liquor ban as of midnight 29th October 2015,” police said in a statement. “Police will ensure that the Liquor…

Four to defect?

FOUR Member of Parliament (MP) within the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government are likely to make a switch if the proposed motion of no confidence is tabled today. A resigned Minister told the Solomon Star last night claiming  these four MPs are currently within the government. “They are likely to resign and join us…