Gizo/Kolombangara voters call for recount

SUPPORTERS of unsuccessful candidates for the Gizo/Kolombangara Constituency are calling for a recount of ballot boxes, alleging proper procedures and processes were not followed. This was only hours after newly elected MP for Gizo/Kolombangara, Jimson Fiau Tanangada was declared winner, polling more than 2000 votes and unseating former prime minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo with a…

Many shocked by Lilo’s election loss

MANY are still to come to terms with Thursday night’s election result upset which saw former caretaker Prime Minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo unseated by newcomer, Jimson Fiau Tanangada to become the new Member of Parliament for Gizo/Kolombangara Constituency. Mr Tanangada won with more than 2000 votes, having a total margin of more than 200 ballots…

Gov’t told to prioritise education

A MALAITAN youth has pleaded to the incoming government to put education as its number one priority. Philip Subu said this is important for the future of the country. He said the government needs to look into this to address the growing youth population especially the unemployed youths. “Solomon Islands is in a state called…

74 voters missed out

UP to 74 voters failed to turn up to cast their ballots at Nafinua polling station in East Malaita Constituency on polling day. Presiding officer for the constituency Michael Matangani it’s not clear why the voters did not show up. He said the number was quite big, which can make a difference to the outcome…

Sofu wins by landslide

STANLEY Sofu continues to maintain his grip on the East Kwaio seat in Malaita – winning by a landslide to claim his third term in parliament. Contesting as an independent, Mr Sofu polled 2,748, well ahead of his runner up Alfred Sasako, who polled just 988. The other candidates are Diki Kolosu with 501 votes,…

Mewa reclaims seat

COMMINS Aston Mewa has reclaimed the Temotu Nende seat in a landslide. He polled 2,118 votes, well ahead of his runner up Simon Peter Melau, who collected only 684 votes. Former deputy police commissioner Walter Kola came third with 625 votes. The results were announced after 5.30pm yesterday. Nine candidates contested the seat, including the…

The results so far…..

ISABEL PROVINCE Maringe Kokota: Dr Culwick Togamana – Independent (New) Gao-Bugotu: Samuel Manetoali – Independent (Re-elected) Hograno/Kia/Havulei: Counting to continue today   WESTERN PROVINCE North Vella La Vella: Milner Tozaka – Peoples Alliance Party (Re-elected) South Vella La Vella: Qora Alex Lional, Independent, (Re-elected) North New Georgina: John Dean Kuku – Independent (New) Gizo/Kolombangara: Jimson…

90 to contest city council elections

NINETY candidates have been nominated to contest the Honiara City Council’s 12 wards in next month’s elections. This is after the closing of nominations on 19th November 2014. The final list of candidates will be confirmed and made known after the closing of withdrawal on 3rd December, whilst polling day is on 17th December 2014.…

Women to launch 16 Days of Activism here

THE global campaign dedicated to raising awareness and gaining wider support to end gender-based violence will be launched with a specific focus on ending domestic violence in the Solomon Islands. To launch the campaign on Tuesday 25th November, women, men, youth and children are all invited to take part in a parade at 4pm (assemble…