Suibaea unseated

Malaita’s Caretaker Premier Edwin Miniti Suibaea has been unseated in the provincial election. His successor, Glen Waneta polled a big margin against his rivals as counting for Northern region wards was completed at Maluú station on Thursday. Speaking to this paper minutes after the results were announced Suibaea revealed as a leader he profoundly accept…

Bodo faces petition

LOSING candidate, Albert Fono has filed a petition against elected member for North West Guadalcanal, Bodo Dettke in High Court on Thursday. Fono has engaged a local legal firm to challenge Bodo over allegation of bribery and treating. A spokesperson for Fono’s camp said, they have strong evidence with number of witnesses to testify against…

Moti slams rumours: “I’ve got better things to do in life”

JULIAN Moti, whose controversial engagement by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in 2006 sparked a bitter diplomatic spat between Australia and Solomon Islands, says he is not interested in returning. The Fiji-born Australian citizen was engaged by Mr Sogavare in 2006 as the country’s attorney general – an engagement that soured the country’s relationship with Australia…

Taiwan hails Sogavare

TAIWAN has congratulated newly elected Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. Mr Sogavare was appointed to the top job on Tuesday after beating his contender, Jeremiah Manele. In a statement, the Taiwanese Embassy office in Honiara said, it’s good to see Solomon Islands successfully conducted its national general election in a free, fair and peaceful manner. The…

DCC plans to amend Party Act

THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) plans to repeal the Political Parties Integrity (PPI) Act passed by the Lilo-led government last year. This came after the PPI Act could not bring about political stability during the formation of the government. According to PPI Act, the scheme is to create a registration regime for political parties…

Suibaea hopes to reclaim seat

CARETAKER Malaita provincial premier Edwin Suibaea says he hopes to reclaim his provincial seatin yesterday’s election. Speaking to this paper from Malu’u, Mr Suibaea said that he was confident of reclaiming his provincial seat in the Malaita provincial assembly (MPA). “I have done my campaigning smoothly last week and hope to see positive results today…

Peaceful voting in Malaita

MALAITA Province successfully staged its provincial election yesterday to elect new Members to the Provincial Assembly (MPA). Reports said, voting was peaceful and conducted smoothly. Returning Officer, Thomas Puahikeni told this paper that it was very a peaceful day with voters casting their votes with smiles. “Voters go to the polling stations freely and vote…

RAMSI congratulates new PM

The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has welcomed the election of Manasseh Sogavare as the country’s new Prime Minister elect. In a statement on Wednesday RAMSI congratulated Mr Sogavare in his election to the top job on Tuesday. “We welcome Prime Minister Sogavare and his new Government team to office,” said the RAMSI…