Provincial election today

FIVE provinces will conduct their provincial election today. They are Central, Guadalcanal, Malaita, Renbel, and Temotu. The sixth province, Isabel will conduct its election tomorrow after election materials fail to arrive on time. The provincial election will allow all voters to elect their new provincial members who will look after their wards for the next…

Candidate shocked to find changes in symbol

TWO intending candidate for the Provincial Election in ward one Aoke/Langalanga in Malaita province were shocked to discover the swapping of their symbols ahead of the election today. And the ministry responsible was blamed for causing the problem. Intending candidate Joel Revelry Junior told this paper late on Tuesday afternoon that he was shocked to…

New PM sworn in

Prime Minister elect Manasseh Sogavare was sworn-in before the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui at Government House Tuesday afternoon following his election victory. He took his Oath for the due execution of the Prime Minister’s Office and Oath of Allegiance before members of the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) and members of the diplomatic corp.…

Sogavere extends hand to donor partners

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare pledges to build stronger partnership with the country’s traditional allies. The statement was welcomed amidst unconfirmed reports the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) could extend a hand of friendship to mainland China. A member of the DCC spoken to prior to the election yesterday, said options to engage new partners was…

Three more MPs join DCC

THREE more MP’s have joined the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) as of last night. The MP’s include; Nestor Ghiro (Central Makira), Alfred Ghiro (East Makira) and Derrick Manu’ari (West Makira). According to insiders from the DCC camp, the three now join Silas Tausinga as defected MP’s from the Solomon Islands People’s Democratic Coalition (SIPDC).…

Is Sogavare the new PM?

DCC in numerical command THE composition of this group had been rigid in the past days and the enthusiasm to form a new government seems undying. Recently emerged under the banner ‘Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC)’ the Honiara Hotel group had maintained its 27 membership up until yesterday. The line-up registered under the camp preparing…

Swing vote

Three MPs likely to switch vote, DCC increases number THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) led by Manasseh Sogavare claims to increase its numbers to 30 ahead of the Prime Minister’s election tomorrow. As of last week, DCC had claimed 27 members; however there were movement by some members of Solomon Islands People’s Democratic Coalition…

Kirakira police on tour

Three Kirakira police officers along with the Makira Ulawa Election Manager Gilbert Tabihau have kicked off a week-long tour around the province. The tour is to investigate reports of land disputes, damage of properties and swearing following the national general election. The team left Kirakira on Saturday and travelled east to travel round the province.…

Makili to Waena: Keep out of SI politics

FORMER Honiara City Councillor, Lawrence Makili has called on the President of the People’s Alliance Party (PAP) Sir Nathaniel Waena to keep out of Solomon Islands politics. Mr Makili made the remarks following weeks of speculation as to which political camp PAP and its members was supporting, with Sir Nathaniel signing a Coalition with the…