Sasako: Campaigning cost excessive

VETERAN Journalist and intending candidate for East Kwaio, Alfred Sasako has called on the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) to try and set up out of the constituency voting booths in the national capital as a means of avoiding overspending the $50,000 mark by candidates. Mr Sasako expressed this view after Chief Electoral Officer, Polycarp…

Two females join SICCI board

TWO local women have been appointed to the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (SICCI) Board of Directors. The two included Lily Lomulo, Human Resources Manager of Solomon Tobacco and Kathy Nori, General Manageress of Isabel Development Company (IDC). Mrs Lomulo of Isabel province replaced former board member and SITCO General Manager Shusendra Singh…

Reports of clashes between supporters denied

POLICE on Thursday denied rumours of clashes between supporters of rival intending candidates in various constituencies in the country. Reports reaching this paper claimed that already clashes have already occurred between supporters of intending candidates in constituencies within Western, Malaita, Guadalcanal and Renbel Provinces. However when asked, Police said no reports of such has been…

Dr Manimu questions SIEC’s independency

FORMER Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Referral Hospital (NRH), Dr George Manimu has questioned the integrity and independency of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC). Dr Manimu who is also believed to be an intending candidate in next month’s National General Elections said that for many years, the country’s system of election looked…

Central province marks youth day

More than 500 young men and women representing 10 youth groups and associations within South –west Ngella ward of Central province recently gathered in Siarana community for three (3) days to mark international youth day celebration 2014. The celebration was officially opened by the Honorable Premier of Central Province, witnessed by representative from the Youth…