The 4 who switched sides

SILAS Tausinga, Bradley Tovosia, Sam Iduri, and Nestor Ghiro are the four MPs who switched their allegiance for Manasseh Sogavare in Tuesday’s election, the Solomon Star can reveal. The four arrived in parliament with the Solomon Islands People’s Democratic Coalition (SIPDC), who fielded in Jeremiah Manele as their candidate. Mr Manele had the support of…

Shooting incident probed

A JOINT task force comprising of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and the Participating Police Force (PPF) have been deployed to investigate the shooting incident on Mbike Island in Ngella which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning. According to reports, an armed group of men stormed Mbike Island resorted where several…

Duo tipped for Speaker

TWO former members of Parliament have been tipped as candidates of Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) for the Speaker’s job. They are resigned Speaker of Parliament, Sir Allen Kemakeza and former MP for Ulawa Ugi, James Tora. A reliable source confirmed to the Solomon Star yesterday that these two names are floating in the camp…

US congratulates Sogavare

THE United States government has congratulated newly elected Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare The Embassy of the United States of America issued the following statement from Ambassador Walter North. “On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I offer my sincerest congratulations to the Honorable Manasseh Sogavare on his election today (yesterday)…

Sogavare sworn in as SI’s 10th PM

THE newly elected Prime Minister of Solomon Islands has been sworn in four hours after his election victory before the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui at the Government House yesterday afternoon. Manasseh Sogavare was declared the country’s Prime Minister following a secret ballot in the parliament house after he won 31 votes to 19 against…

Sogavare’s nomination clarified

GOVERNOR General Sir Frank Kabui proceeded with the election of Prime Minister yesterday, despite a complaint raised by Solomon Islands People’s Democratic Coalition (SIPDC). In a submission to Political Parties Commission (PPC) on Monday night, SIPDC claimed the nomination of Sogavare was invalid because it was done before DCC signed their coalition agreement. However, Deputy…

Suibaea congratulates PM

CARETAKER Malaita premier Edwin Suibaea yesterday has acknowledged newly elected Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare for taking up the top job in the country. The Member of Parliament for East Choiseul has defeated his opponent Jeremiah Manele to claim victory for the third time in office. Speaking to this paper shortly after the declaration of the…