Lobbying begins

THE usual political game of lobbying has begun with reports certain independent candidates have already started lobbying candidates to join their camp. The Solomon Star is aware of certain re-elected and newly elected independent candidates who have already been in touch with each other in a move to choose their candidate for the Prime Minister’s…

13 Malaita former MPs return

THIRTEEN (13) former Member of Parliament (MP) for Malaita Province have regained their parliament seats after last week’s election. This was revealed by the Electoral Office in Auki on Monday. The office revealed that out of all the 14 elected MPs, 13 of them are former MPs except one. The former MPS are; Manasseh Maelanga…

Beu: Landslide victory is suspicious

The Temotu Premier Fr Brown Beu described the election results of Nende constituency as highly suspicious claiming it involves corruption and a broad daylight bribery. “I have no evidence to show but such win has indicated that a lot of money was involved.” Beu made the statement in an exclusive interview yesterday in Lata saying,…

Suibaea congratulates new Mala MPs

MALAITA Provincial Premier Edwin Suibaea has congratulated all the newly elected Member of Parliaments (MP) from Malaita who gained victory during last week’s election. In an interview with the Solomon Star yesterday Mr Suibaea said that he was very pleased with the outcome of the results. He added that its a joy for the province…

Where to from now?

AS it is, the second question has been answered. Fifty names and faces have been put to the 50 constituencies after tense campaigning and rivaling in the past few weeks. The first question was about who were to compete in the National General Election. The third and fourth questions are who will make up the…

16 Days of Activism starts today

SOLOMON Islands will join the rest of the world to celebrate the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign today. It 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. This year’s campaign…

Bring back the MSD trophy, Team Solo told

MEMBERS of the Solomon Islands Melanesian School Debate team have been encouraged to do their best and bring back the trophy of the MSD (Melanesian School Debate) competition currently held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea this week. Solomon Islands is being represented by Isaac Barley, Jessica Parapolo, Denmark Pahu and Tanya Wickham at the…

Tertiary students’ final activities

Students studying at various universities will conclude their academy year with sport activities and voluntary work from December 6-13. Chairperson of the Inter-tertiary committee Clayton Tuimaka said the program will start with a thanksgiving service at St Barnabas Cathedral on December 6, at 4 pm. Following that the students will carry out a cleanup campaign…