Marape is PM

FORMER Finance Minister James Marape was elected Papua New Guinea’s 8th prime minister in Parliament yesterday – thumping his contender, former premier Sir Mekere Morauta, by 101 votes to eight. After prayers at 10.30am, Speaker Job Pomat called the 109…

Mr Sogavare acknowledges all for peace and calm HONIARA: Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare extended his gratitude to national leaders, chiefs and community leaders for “making the right decision” in working with authorities to maintain law and order. His acknowledgement…

An expert on politics in Melanesia says at the nub of the political instability in Solomon Islands is that no real change is being offered by either side. Rioting broke out in the capital Honiara on Wednesday after the announcement of Manasseh…

WHY WE WALKED OUT By ANDREW FANASIA MATHEW Wale says his group walked out from the prime minister’s election yesterday for the “sake of the rule of law”. He said they made the decision after Governor General Sir Frank Kabui…