City election today

Twelve wards in Honiara City will conduct their election today. They are Buburu, Point Cruz, Kola, Kukum, Mataniko, Naha, Ngossi, Panatina, Rove/Legakiki, Vuhokesa, Vura and Vavaya ward which has the biggest number of candidates contesting. The Honiara City Council election will allow all voters who have registered under the new Biometric voters registration system to…

LCC to investigate MP

THE Leadership Code Commission (LCC) will investigate Member of Parliament (MP) for East Guadalcanal, Bradley Tovosia after he was charged by police on Monday. Tovosia, who is the member of the Opposition, faces charges of abuse of office and demanding money with menaces with former Premier of Guadalcanal Anthony Veke. Newly appointed chairman of LCC,…

Election of Speaker today

THE 50 newly elected Members of Parliament (MP) will elect the new Speaker and Deputy Speaker after taking their oaths at 10am today. At the close of nomination at 4pm yesterday, two persons have been nominated for Speaker and Deputy Speaker’s post. They are long serving clerk to Parliament, Taeasi Sanga and former Premier of…

PM assures West of DCC’s support

WESTERN Provincial Government has been assured of Democratic Coalition for Change  (DCC) Government’s support towards developing the tourism industry in the province. Prime Minister, Hon Manasseh Sogavare made the assurance yesterday when the Province’s Premier, Robert Pye paid a courtesy call to Mr Sogavare. During the brief meeting, Mr Pye congratulated Mr Sogavare following his…

PM looks after finance

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare will be in charge of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury portfolio for short while. Rawcliff Ziza, Deputy Private Secretary of Government House, confirmed the PM yesterday advised the Governor General to assign the responsibility of this portfolio to him for time being. Mr Ziza said the advice is for the…

Final float parade hit the streets

Honiara streets have been flooded with supporters of intending candidates contesting the Honiara city council election. On Tuesday, along the roads candidates and their supporters conducted their final campaign through a float parade.   Supporters came out in numbers by loading vehicles, shouting, chanting their candidates name and symbol while traveling in convey of vehicles through…