PM elections, hot topic on FB

WHO will be the country’s new Prime Minister in the 10th Parliament is the hottest topic on popular social media website Facebook (FB) at the moment. Continuous debates, analysis not only from Solomon Islanders but also interested individuals abroad is the most dominant topic of various Facebook pages, following the declaration of the 50 Members…

RAMSI hails peaceful election

The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has congratulated the Solomon Islands people, the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) for conducting a fair, free and peaceful National General Election last Wednesday. With all the results from the 50 constituencies now declared, RAMSI in a statement commended…

Voters furious, dam closed

A DAM supplying water to more than 600 people in Dala, West Kwaraáe was reportedly shut down by dissatisfied voters early this week. Reports reaching Solomon Star bureau in Auki claimed the closure was related to the outcome of the election result which saw Sam Iduri retaining his seat. Voters of a candidate who failed…

8 independent candidates win in Malaita

A TOTAL of eight independent candidates in Malaita Province have won their parliamentary seat in the last week’s election. Reports reaching this paper confirmed that most of these independent members are former candidates. They are; Jackson Fiulaua – Central Kwara’ae, Manasseh Maelanga – East Kwara’ae, new comer Augustine Auga – Lau Mbaelelea, David Tom Wanesiofa…

Anilabata: Culture is my barrier

ONE of the female losing constants in Malaita Province Rosie Anilabata says that culture was her only barrier to win the last week’s election. The People Alliance Party (PAP) candidate was contesting the Central Kwara’ae seat and joint other fifteen candidates that lost the seat to Jackson Fiulaua. In an interview with Anilabata in Auki…

US health team applauded

PROVINCIAL Health Director for Western Province has thanked members of a visiting United States (US) medical team who are currently conducting free medical check-ups and awareness around Marovo communities. Dr Gregory Jilini said such initiative is welcoming for the province, because it had offered opportunity for the rural people to access a much more better…

Suibaea applauds female candidates

MALAITA Provincial Premier Edwin Suibaea has congratulated all the five Malaitan female candidates who tried their luck in last week’s election. Mr Suibaea told this paper yesterday even though they were unlucky but he must thank them for their hard works.  “You have fought a good fight despite the result and I on behalf of…

16 Days of Activism starts

SOLOMON Islands has joined the rest of the world to celebrate the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign starting on Tuesday. The campaign is a global campaign dedicated to ending gender-based violence. It runs each year from November 25: International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, to December 10: Human Rights Day.…

USP awards AAPS students

Sixty-one Australian Government-sponsored students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) attended an end-of-semester dinner on 21 November, 2014 at Cafe Thirty in Suva. The students were from Vanuatu (18), Kiribati (13), Tonga (12), Tuvalu (5), Samoa (5), Solomon Islands (2), Federated States of Micronesia (4), Republic of Marshall Islands (1) and Palau (1).…

Vanuatu parliament suspends 16 MPs

RNZI: Vanuatu’s parliament has passed a motion to suspend 16 opposition MPs over alleged bribery, RNZI reports. The Prime Minister Joe Natuman moved the motion, alleging the MPs contravened the Leadership Code in accepting monetary offers from the opposition leader Moana Carcasses. This follows reports that Mr Carcasses deposited as much as 10,000 US dollars…