NEW PM PLEDGES HONESTY, INTEGRITY

THE new Prime Minister Rick Hou has pledged to serve the country with honesty and integrity. The Member of Parliament for Small Malaita made the pledge in his inaugural speech yesterday immediately after being declared the new Prime Minister. “I promise to do the best of my ability and to serve this country with honesty…

OUR NEW PM

The country now has a new Prime Minister (PM). Small Malaita Member of Parliament Rick Hou was declared our PM elect by mid-morning on Wednesday. Mr Hou bagged a total of 33 votes ahead of his only rival, John Moffat Fugui who managed 16 votes. A vote was deemed invalid. The result has been warmly…

Hou refutes Sun’s report

Nominated candidate for the Prime Minister (PM) position by the care taking government, Rick Hou strongly rebuffs the front page article of Island Sun newspaper yesterday, which claimed that he slammed the former government. Speaking during the press conference yesterday at the Office of the Prime Minister, Hou said he sees the article as an…

Aipia and Hagberg acquitted

Medical practitioner and entrepreneur Dr Reginald Aipia and his American business consultant Eric W. Hagberg on Tuesday walked out of the Honiara Magistrates Court, free men. This was after Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga acquitted them both of the charge of engaging in commercial aquaculture without a valid licence. Outside of court, Aipia said, they were…

HOU CONFIDENT TO WIN

Caretaker government candidate optimistic about winning PM’s election By DELI OSO THE caretaker government candidate for the post of Prime Minister has expressed confidence about winning the election for the country’s top political post today. The Member of Parliament for Small Malaita Rick Hou who once served in New York, United States of America, as…

Belgium joins SI, Marshall on climate change battle

Belgium has recently established a partnership agreement with Solomons and Marshall Islands in efforts to battle climate change. Secretary of State for the North Sea Philippe De Backer who is responsible for Maritime Affairs in the Federal government of Belgium together with the Marshall and Solomon Islands and the International Maritime Organization signed the agreement…

HOU’S CANDIDACY SUPPORT SHAKY

ABSOLUTE support for the candidacy of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Small Malaita Rick Hou for the post of Prime Minister by Members of Parliament in the caretaker government coalition camp is now in doubt. Political insiders said the Sunday night reconciliation between former Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) MPs and the caretaker…

TWO FOR PM POST

Gov’t House confirms Hou, Fugui as candidates for the prime minister’s election next week By AATAI JOHN MEMBER of Parliament for Central Honiara John Moffat Fugui will contest against the MP for Small Malaita Rick Hou for the Prime Ministership on Wednesday next week. The Governor General’s Deputy Secretary Rawcliff Ziza confirmed this to the…