Gela elects new MP

Voters of Gela have elected a new MP in the person of Bartholomew Parapolo. This was announced at Central Province capital Tulagi after two days of counting. Parapolo is a businessman who had unsuccessfully contested previous elections. His runner up was Janet R, Hatimoana, wife of late Johnley Hatimoana who was the MP for Gela…

74 lift Iduri to top

Former MP for West Kwara’ae Sam Iduri regained his parliament seat with a winning margin of just 74 ballots. The result was announced by the returning officer at Auki on Saturday afternoon. He over run his runner up, Pr Clement Oikali, with one of the slimmest of winning margins. The two candidates went neck-to-neck until…

Trans scores landslide victory

Former Member of Parliament for West Honiara Namson Tran was re-elected into parliament after a historic landslide victory, polling 3,793 votes by close of counting, Friday. West Honiara constituency Returning officer Polycarp Kaelafa made the announcement at the Rove Police club. Tran’s victory was not only surprising but also historic with the biggest margin of…

$10m of AusAID funds stolen

Fraudsters in suspected collusion with Solomon Islands government officials have embezzled an estimated $10 million in Australian foreign aid funds destined for hospitals and clinics, some through a fake company called Joke Shipping Services. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has tried to hush up the theft of AusAID funds, which occurred over the…

Only female MP

A woman has been declared the new member of parliament (MP) for Vatud Constituency after counting concluded last night. She is the only woman MP in the 10th Parliament after most of the women candidates lost their seats. Freda Soriacomua ousted two term MP for the constituency Clay Forau Soalaoi. Reports from Lata said after…