New Parliament in the making

A NEW parliament is in the making as results for 25 constituencies that completed their counting became known The remaining 25 constituencies are expected to know their new MPs today and tomorrow. So far, 17 outgoing MPs in the last House have been re-elected. They included outgoing Finance minister Rick Hou, who was given a…

Good turn out at Sirowagha polling station

Sirowaga polling station in North West Choiseul on Wednesday has recorded 353 voters turning up to cast their votes out of the total 401 registered voters. Mark Biloko, Returning Officer for Sirowagha Poling Station told the Solomon Star that the remaining 55 registered voters were unable to vote because some of them are living in…

Jailed woman faces additional charges

A WOMAN who is currently serving a jail term is back in court facing outstanding false pretence charges. Mary Jane Aru, 45 of Marau, East Guadalcanal is accused of obtaining $2,000 cash and a shell money (traditional money) worth more than $1,000 under false pretence from another woman. She was supposed to take her plea…

Man accused of fuel theft faces court

THE case of a man accused of stealing a container of diesel fuel from a ship in Honiara will return to court on December 4. Sam Toroniai appeared yesterday in court but was further remanded in custody to allow him to liaise with his lawyer. He is also facing an indecent assault charge for allegedly…

Teenager jailed for various offence

A teenager has been sent to prison yesterday for a total of eighteen months after pleading guilty to three criminal charges. The 17-year-old juvenile from Malaita had on a previous court hearing entered guilty pleas to a robbery, intimidation and taking vehicle without authority charges. The court heard that on the morning of January 10,…

Warrant of arrest against Biliki withdrawn

THE man accused of the $10 million scandal in the Ministry of Health and Medical Service has had the warrant of arrest issued for him terminated. This was after John Biliki, of Choiseul, turned up in court on Tuesday and explained why he failed to turn up in court on the previous hearing. The court…

East Makira ballot boxes yet to arrive

The wet weather has forced the delay of ballot boxes from some of the polling stations in East Makira Constituency, especially the Weathercoast and the two Islands. Ballot boxes from West Makira have all arrived yesterday evening. Counting for the two smaller constituencies of Central and Ulawa Ugi started yesterday, normally. Makira Province continues to…

Counting of votes in Makira

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Auki packed with supporters

MALAITA’s Provincial capital, Auki has seen an influx of supporters arriving in numbers yesterday to wait for results. Most of them traveled long distance by foot, boat and road just to come and wait for the results. As early as yesterday many people were seen sitting under the trees and shades, infront of the shops…

Former USP lecturer elected MP

VOTERS of Maringe/Kokota Constituency in Isabel have given former University of the South Pacific (USP) lecturer Dr Culwick Togamana the political mandate to lead them in the next four years. Dr Togamana taught at USP’s Laucala campus in Fiji for many years. He returned home in 2010 to contest the national elections but was unsuccessful.…