MSG thanks Vanuatu police

The Officer-in-Charge of the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat in Port Vila, Jean Pierre Nirua thanked the Acting Vanuatu Police Commissioner, Major Aru Maralau and his senior ranking officers and the Government and People of Vanuatu for spearheading consultations on key outcomes of the MSG Police Commissioner’s Conference. The one-day consultation by Vanuatu is being held…

New Government formed

A NEW government has been formed. Four political parties have agreed last night to form a coalition to run the next government. Leaders of the Solomon Islands Party for Rural Advancement (SIPRA), Democratic Alliance Party (DAP), Solomon Islands People First Party (SIPFP) and the Peoples’ Alliance Party (PAP) also approved a Coalition Agreement. The agreement…

Police confident of peaceful PM election

POLICE are confident the country will enjoy another peaceful election within the coming weeks when the new Prime Minister is elected. This came after security concerns were raised as MPs converged in Honiara to elect a new prime minister. This is because in the past, many of the riots and public disorders were results of…

Satu to contest city elections

OUTSPOKEN chief of Fishing Village, Robert Satu has made his intension known of contesting next month’s Honiara City Council elections. Mr Satu who is no stranger to both the local and international media limelight, will be contesting the Vura ward. Speaking to this paper yesterday, Mr Satu said that it has been too long that…

Coalition deal

SIPRA-DAP Coalition confident to lead the next government, Lilo for Speaker’s post TWO registered Political Parties are on the verge of merging for form the next government that will lead the country. A reliable source close to the paper said last night the next government to lead the country is more likely to be led…

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…