FREEDOM TO CONTEST

A CANDIDATE is allowed to register and contest a seat in any of the 50 constituencies in the country during an election. That’s according to the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) based on the Electoral Act 2018. In its weekly program on Friday, the Electoral Office said there have been questions being raised by the…

How the lobby plays out

THE Malaita public is eager to know the alleged financier of the motion of no confidence against Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani. This came after reports claimed the mover’s side allegedly used the money to lobby prior to motion day.  Information obtained from the investigation carried by the paper revealed that money was used to…

In court with Assumpta

* Bail refused for man facing firearm-related charges* Father denied bail* Ruling on Fox Wood murder committal today Bail refused for man facing firearm-related charges A BAIL application made for the man facing firearm-related charges who is in custody for breaching his bail condition has been refused on Wednesday. Chief Magistrate Emma Garo in her…

PRC Ambassador visits HCC

THE People’s Republic of China Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Li Ming made a courtesy call to Honiara City Mayor Wilson Mamae, his executive and management, Thursday. During the meeting, Mr. Mamae congratulated Ambassador Li for being the first Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Solomon Islands. He said with the…

Wale condemns bribe claims

THE leader of Opposition Matthew Wale and MP for Aoke Langalanga condemns the allegations of bribery of Malaita MPAs reported in the Island Sun newspaper and calls on the Police to cause investigations immediately. In a statement, on Thursday said the claims are serious and warrant an investigation. “I am truly appalled at what is…

Article published with errors

‘U.S Embassy responds to S.I gov’t article’ By ANDREW FANASIANewsroom, Honiara THE U.S Embassy in Port Moresby says the article published in the media from the Government Communication Unit contained several factual errors and unfounded speculation regarding the United States Agency for International Development’s Strengthening Competitiveness, Agriculture, Livelihoods and Environment (SCALE) Program. “USAID assistance is…