274 to Malaita provincial election

TWO hundred and seventy-four (274) intending candidates have been nominated to contest the 33 seats for the Malaita provincial assembly next month. Returning Officer for MalaitaProvince Thomas Puahanikeni confirmed this after nominations closed at 4pmyesterday. He said that total number is for the whole province. Mr Puahanikeni revealed that list of provincial candidates and their…

160 to contest GP election

About 160 candidates have been nominated to contest the 21 seats of the Guadalcanal Provincial (GP) Assembly election on 10th December. At the close of nominations 4.30pm yesterday, Returning Officer, Charles Sisimia, confirmed that out of 198 forms being issued 160 nominations were received at the close of nomination. Out of the 160 candidates, 150…

Observer Group warns communities

COMMONWEALTH Observer Group warns members in the community to give free access to candidates to do their campaigning in their respective constituencies. This came after reports that former Members of Parliament (MP) were chased and banned from campaigning in certain communities around the country ahead of the polling day on November 19. Chairman of the…

Sasako welcomes observer group

EAST Kwaio Constituency candidate, Alfred Sasako, has welcomed the announcement of a Commonwealth Observer Group to observe the conduct of the national general election next week. The group is being led by former Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Sir Mekere Morauta. “I wish to warmly welcome in particular Sir Mekere to Solomon Islands,” Mr Sasako…

GP amends 1985 business licences fee

Guadalcanal Provincial (GP) Assembly has amended the1985 Guadalcanal Provincial Business and Hawkers Licences Ordinance and Signs /Signage Ordinance in Honiara on Wednesday. The Guadalcanal Provincial final 7th Assembly meeting convened on Monday in Honiara and will end tomorrow. The Business and Hawkers Licences ordinance was passed on Tuesday while the Signs and Signage Ordinance was…

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…