Group wants to see more people vote

COMMONWEALTH Observe Group wants to see Solomon Islands participating in large numbers during the election on November 19. Chairperson, Sir Mekere Morauta of Papua New Guinea (PNG)said, all eyes in the region and the Commonwealth are on you, when informing the media of their work at Heritage Park Hotel yesterday. “You have an opportunity to…

Police chief defends decision

POLICE Commissioner Frank Prendergast has confirmed he has reinstated a senior officer facing drink driving charges, and whose case is yet to be determined in court. But Mr Prendergast dismissed accusations he listened to wrong advice when he made that decision. This was in relation to Sergeant Edwin Sevoa of the Police Response Team (PRT),…

Election fever causing many divisions

WITH the National General Elections drawing ever closer, its fever is also heating up, causing much hype amongst all registered voters, however also causing divisions amongst families, tribes and communities as a whole. Concerns have been raised if campaigning or the Elections in general are informative, educational or just another means of breaking down relationships…

Pr Oikane launches mini campaign

KADERE Party Candidate for West Kwara’ae, Pr Clement Oikane has launched his campaign over the weekend. Before a jam packed audience in Kakara village, Pr Oikane highlighted his visions of a better and united West Kwara’ae Constituency. “It is important that as one people, we stand together in ensuring that we are united for the…

Supporters deny claims against former MPs

SUPPORTERS of certain former Members of Parliament (MP) denied reports of their candidates being chased or banned from campaigning in certain communities. Reginald Maemae, a campaign manager for former MP for Ulawa Ugi, said reports about James Tora being chased was fabricated to discredit Mr Tora who has about half the support of registered voters…

More candidates contest as independent

Most candidates will contest the upcoming election on November 19 as independent candidates. This made Solomon Islands Democratic Party’s (SIDP) legal counsel, Gabriel Suri to question the registration process to form Political Party as stipulated under the Political Parties Integrity Act in High Court on Monday. Under the Act, one of the requirements is for…

Slaughter house project, a failure: Na’amo

A MILLION dollar project in Malaita Province,  known as the slaughter house project has been dubbed by former Malaita Premier as a total failure and calls for investigation. Richard Na’amo said the slaughter house project received some $1.2m, but was never completed. The slaughter (abattoir) house project located at Aligegeo village near Auki, was started…

HCC receives support from Japan

The Embassy of Japan in Honiara on Tuesday handover a total of US$85,748 (SBD$635,392.68) to the Honiara City Council (HCC) for the construction of a new Ranadi landfill administration and training centre. The proposal was submitted to Japan Embassy March this year. The handing over of the cheque was conducted by Ambassador of Japan in…