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…

Election in Isabel delayed

Provincial election for Isabel province has been delayed for tomorrow from the scheduled set date that supposed to be held today. The delay has been reported due to election materials are yet to be delivered by the chartered vessel which also be used to dispatch election officials around the island. Presiding officer for the province,…

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…

Candidate shocked to find changes in symbol

TWO intending candidate for the Provincial Election in ward one Aoke/Langalanga in Malaita province were shocked to discover the swapping of their symbols ahead of the election today. And the ministry responsible was blamed for causing the problem. Intending candidate Joel Revelry Junior told this paper late on Tuesday afternoon that he was shocked to…

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.…