Security firms thank public

TWO security firms that provided security at Chinatown area have acknowledged the behaviour of the public in yesterday’s election of the Prime Minister which saw Manasseh Sogavare being elected into the top job. Blake Premier Guards and Lion Heart are being engaged to provide security at Chinatown area prior to national general election last month.…

Honiara up as Sogavare declared PM

THERE were sighs, cheers and tears of jubilation as Governor General, Sir Frank Kabui announced Manasseh Sogavare as the country’s 10th Prime Minister, following a secret ballot held at Parliament House yesterday. Manasseh Sogavare, supported by the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) won the election by 31 votes to 19 for Jeremiah Manele of the…

Call for calm in today’s poll

TULAGI Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Fred Satu has appealed to people of Central province to cast their ballot papers peacefully in today’s provincial election. Mr. Satu said people must behave like how they performed in last month’s national general election. He said his officers will be patrolling around the communities and polling stations today until…

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…

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.…

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…