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…

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…

Police chief defends decision

POLICE Commissioner Frank Prendergast has confirmed he has reinstated a senior officer facing drink driving charges, and whose case is yet to be determined in court. But Mr Prendergast dismissed accusations he listened to wrong advice when he made that decision. This was in relation to Sergeant Edwin Sevoa of the Police Response Team (PRT),…

Election fever causing many divisions

WITH the National General Elections drawing ever closer, its fever is also heating up, causing much hype amongst all registered voters, however also causing divisions amongst families, tribes and communities as a whole. Concerns have been raised if campaigning or the Elections in general are informative, educational or just another means of breaking down relationships…

Pr Oikane launches mini campaign

KADERE Party Candidate for West Kwara’ae, Pr Clement Oikane has launched his campaign over the weekend. Before a jam packed audience in Kakara village, Pr Oikane highlighted his visions of a better and united West Kwara’ae Constituency. “It is important that as one people, we stand together in ensuring that we are united for the…

Supporters deny claims against former MPs

SUPPORTERS of certain former Members of Parliament (MP) denied reports of their candidates being chased or banned from campaigning in certain communities. Reginald Maemae, a campaign manager for former MP for Ulawa Ugi, said reports about James Tora being chased was fabricated to discredit Mr Tora who has about half the support of registered voters…