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Warrant of arrest against Biliki withdrawn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.…

Prendergast: Officers performed really well

POLICE Commissioner, Frank Prendergast has praised all members of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) for helping maintain a clean, free and peaceful Election Day on Wednesday. Mr Prendergast said that all RSIPF Officers should be commended for performing extremely well during the tiring but important day in the country. “I would like to…

‘Stay away from counting stations’

POLICE Commissioner, Frank Prendergast has called on the general public to stay away from counting stations both in Honiara and the provinces as counting started yesterday. Mr Prendergast said that it is important that the public stay away and not to crowd the premises of various counting stations. He added that with the Election results…

Prendergast happy with peaceful election day

COMMISSIONER of Police Frank Prendergast has commended Solomon Islanders for helping make Wednesday’s National General Election Day a peaceful one. Mr Prendergast said that apart from very few minor incidents that Police encountered, the overall election process was peaceful, adding that such would not have happened had it not been for the support of the…

Counting in Temotu continues today

COUNTING of election ballot papers in Temotu Province continues today after the process was suspended 5pm yesterday. Election officials have counted up to 13 boxes for the Temotu Nende Constituency. The remaining 18 are expected to be completed today. Before suspending the process yesterday, electoral manager Luke Paul warned election officials and the media against…