Lilo denies reports he is critically ill

CARETAKER Prime Minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo has denied reports circulating both in Honiara and in the Western Province of him being ill and in critical condition. Reports had it that Mr Lilo had suffered from a mild stroke whilst on his campaign trail the past week and was in critical condition at the Gizo hospital…

Church leader calls for sensitivity

CHURCH leaders from around the country have called on the general public to demonstrate sensitivity ahead of the declaration of election results, Thursday. Some results have already been declared yesterday, whilst others are expected in today. Leading the appeal to the public, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, The Most Reverend David Vunagi called…

Counting in Choiseul today

Counting of all the ballot papers for the three Constituencies in Choiseul Province will kicked off 9am this morning in Taro. This was confirmed by Choiseul Province Election Manager Jeffery Pakipota. He said the delay was due to transportation of the ballot papers from the various polling stations around the province by outboard motor (OBM).…

Voters miss out

Caretaker PM’s supporters furious over MV Maetalau’s late arrival   More than two hundred supporters and voters of the caretaker Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo have been denied their rights to vote after the boat transporting them fail to arrive on time before 5pm on Wednesday. MV Maetalau was said to be chartered by three…

Voters turned back

A GOOD number of voters in Western Province were denied opportunity to cast their vote after time catches up with them on Wednesday. Affected were voters at two polling stations at Noro and Munda. They were part of the long queue which could not cast their votes because of time limitation. Due to the pressure,…

Rain affect voters in Marovo

HEAVY downpour yesterday in the Marovo Lagoon, Western Province has affected the movement of voters. Reports reaching the paper yesterday said heavy showers throughout the day has affected many voters who travelled by boat and feet to their polling stations. Malrick Unikana, a Bible teachers at White River Community High School told the Solomon Star…

Deal for SINU’s three-story complex sealed

Solomon Islands National University (SINU), since its inception has entered another milestone in its endeavour to improve teaching and learning facilities at the University. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr. Glynn Galo and Solomon Islands Country Manager for Kramer Ausenco (SI) Ltd, Mr Rovaly Sike signed a contract last Wednesday for construction of a…

New women’s bank in top 50 ranking

THE NATIONAL – Papua New Guinea’s first female micro bank has been ranked  one of the 50 leading women companies from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Women’s Micro Bank Ltd chief executive officer Thushari Hewapathirana said since opening its doors in August, its customer base had now reached 10,000. Women in Papua New Guinea…