274 to Malaita provincial election

TWO hundred and seventy-four (274) intending candidates have been nominated to contest the 33 seats for the Malaita provincial assembly next month. Returning Officer for MalaitaProvince Thomas Puahanikeni confirmed this after nominations closed at 4pmyesterday. He said that total number is for the whole province. Mr Puahanikeni revealed that list of provincial candidates and their…

160 to contest GP election

About 160 candidates have been nominated to contest the 21 seats of the Guadalcanal Provincial (GP) Assembly election on 10th December. At the close of nominations 4.30pm yesterday, Returning Officer, Charles Sisimia, confirmed that out of 198 forms being issued 160 nominations were received at the close of nomination. Out of the 160 candidates, 150…

Observer Group warns communities

COMMONWEALTH Observer Group warns members in the community to give free access to candidates to do their campaigning in their respective constituencies. This came after reports that former Members of Parliament (MP) were chased and banned from campaigning in certain communities around the country ahead of the polling day on November 19. Chairman of the…

Sasako welcomes observer group

EAST Kwaio Constituency candidate, Alfred Sasako, has welcomed the announcement of a Commonwealth Observer Group to observe the conduct of the national general election next week. The group is being led by former Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Sir Mekere Morauta. “I wish to warmly welcome in particular Sir Mekere to Solomon Islands,” Mr Sasako…

GP amends 1985 business licences fee

Guadalcanal Provincial (GP) Assembly has amended the1985 Guadalcanal Provincial Business and Hawkers Licences Ordinance and Signs /Signage Ordinance in Honiara on Wednesday. The Guadalcanal Provincial final 7th Assembly meeting convened on Monday in Honiara and will end tomorrow. The Business and Hawkers Licences ordinance was passed on Tuesday while the Signs and Signage Ordinance was…

Diabetes rates extreme in Pacific – WHO

RNZI: The World Health Organisation says the incidence of diabetes in the Pacific is now extreme and some countries have the highest rates in the world. Today is World Diabetes day and the WHO’s non communicable disease technical officer Peter Hoejskov says complications from diabetes, such as amputations and blindness, have a huge personal cost…

NEC Australia wins major SI microwave backhaul deal

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Group wants to see more people vote

COMMONWEALTH Observe Group wants to see Solomon Islands participating in large numbers during the election on November 19. Chairperson, Sir Mekere Morauta of Papua New Guinea (PNG)said, all eyes in the region and the Commonwealth are on you, when informing the media of their work at Heritage Park Hotel yesterday. “You have an opportunity to…