Bodo, Fono reconciles

RE-ELECTED Member of Parliament (MP) for North West Guadalcanal, Bodo Dettke and losing candidate, Albert Fono have agreed to hold reconciliation on 2nd December, to end their election related dispute. They reached the resolution during their dialogue on Tuesday at Rove Police club, West Honiara. The dispute stemmed out from a fight between supporters of…

Youth for change group congratulates MPs

The Solomon Islands Youth for Change Team (SIYCT) has congratulated all Members of Parliament (MP) who were elected in this year’s general election. In a statement yesterday the team particularly congratulated their young comrades who succeeded like MP Jimson Fiau Tanangada from Gizo/Kolombangara, MP Derick Rawcliff Manu’ari from West Makira, MP Silas Vangara Tausinga from…

Urgent PM election request

SOLOMON Islands Christians Association (SICA) has joined Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) in calling on the Governor General to set aside the date for the election of Prime Minister as soon as possible. The call comes as the nation waited eagerly to see the next government. SICA’s general secretary, Holmes Saeve said they supported FSII’s…

Tanangada welcomed into Honiara Hotel camp

NEWLY elected Member of Parliament for Gizo/Kolombangara Jimson Tanangada was given a warm welcome by President of the United Democratic Party (UDP) Sir Thomas Chan, its members, and supporters on Wednesday. Mr Tanangada arrived in Honiara from Gizo around lunch time. He was greeted and cheered by Sir Tommy and other party members for his…

City Mayor lauds city residents

Honiara City residents have been acknowledged for their good behaviour towards the smooth and peaceful election within the city’s three constituencies last week. Honiara City Mayor Andrew Mua yesterday expressed his deep appreciation for the good behaviour shown by the residents. Mr Mua said as the administrator looking after the city, the council management is…

City residents urged to vote

HONIARA City residents have been urged to come out in good numbers to vote for leaders to lead people of the city and its affairs. Returning Officer (RO) for the Honiara City Council election Alphonses Peru said now that the national general election is over, all residents should now fix their eyes on HCC elections.…

HCC to adopt same voting system

HONIARA City Council (HCC) will adopt the same system used in this year’s national general election for its election. Legal officer of City Council Vincent Kohata explained that city council has mended certain sections of council’s regulation to adopt the same system used during the recent national general election. Kohata said some of the amendments…

Library abused by Honiara candidate

HONIARA City Council has not given permission to people residing at its public library before the national election last week. They were believed to be supporters of councillor and losing candidate of Central Honiara, Jack Igi. Most of them came from the provinces and leave the premise of the library this week. The Council said…

Alarming rate in child labour, trafficking

A research carried out in Honiara this year raises alarming rate on child’s labour and trafficking. This was part of the initial findings on rapid assessment on child conducted by University of South Pacific (USP), Development Service Exchange, Vois Blo Mere and Christian Care Centre on certain young population in the City. The research was…