MPs urged to be serious about gov’t

PREMIER of Makira-Ulawa Province Thomas Weape says the newly elected 50 Members of Parliament must be serious about forming a new government. His call came in light of the intense lobbying to form the new government. He said the new government should be serious and should not associate with the elements of the last government.…

Health on alert against Ebola

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), with the support of the World Health Organisation (WHO), is taking action to prepare for an imported case of Ebola virus disease. This has long-term benefits for the health system and frontline healthcare workers in Solomon Islands. “Although the risk of Ebola spreading to Solomon Islands is…

Two-man race

Sogavare, Manele vie for PM job TWO candidates will vie for the prime minister’s post next Tuesday. They are member for East Choiseul, Manasseh Sogavare and Jeremiah Manele of Hongrano/Kia/Havulei in Isabel province. Rawcliff Ziza, Deputy Private Secretary Government House confirmed this at the close of nomination at 4.30pm, yesterday. Mr Sogavare, two-time former prime…

Auki police hopes for peaceful election

AUKI police says they are hoping to see another peaceful provincial election day in Malaita province, Wednesday next week. Provincial police commander Alfred Uiga revealed this on Wednesday. Uiga said that in the last month’s general voting day in Malaita province, he was very happy with the way public were behaving. “We have experienced very…

Children’s forum held in Gizo

Save the Children successfully hosted a children’s forum in Gizo last week. The forum coincided with the International Children’s Day celebrations in the Western Provincial capital. Students from seven schools participated in the forum which included a speech contest on the pillars of child protection; Protection, Participation, survival and Development. The children during the forum…

Lobbyists accused of promoting corruption

INDIVIDUALS who play the role of lobbyists at each of the political camps during the process of electing the Prime Minister and the formation of the government have been heavily criticised. A prominent public servant, who asked not to be named, said lobbyists should be investigated and held accountable for their evil acts of luring…

Honiara Hotel group remains intact

THE Coalition block based at the Honiara Hotel led by Prime Minister Candidate Hon. Manasseh Sogavare remains intact with 27 MP’s (Members of Parliament) still present there. This was following unconfirmed reports from the opposite camp that some of the Honiara Hotel camp members have decided to move to the Mendana Hotel, following Mr Sogavare’s…

Who will be the new PM?

Sogavare, Fugui, Hou among names mentioned THE question looming in the minds of many Solomon Islanders is who will be the country’s next Prime Minister? This will be revealed next Tuesday when all 50 MPs vote for the country’s new prime minister. Already former Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare has been confirmed as the candidate from…

Dental clinic to open next week

Honiara City Council (HCC) will officially open the multi- million dollar dental clinic at the Mataniko river side, Chinatown, next week. HCC Clerk Charles Kelly confirmed to this paper yesterday. The exact day of the opening was not revealed.  The complex has now been completed and is ready to be used. He said the council…