Delayed counting for Renbel

RENBEL Constituency will proceed with its counting this morning. The delay was to allow ballot boxes from Bellona to be transported to Tingoa, Renbel Provincial capital where counting will kick off today. Returning Officer (RO) Rueben Ngiumoana told the Solomon Star from Tingoa station yesterday that ballot boxes from all polling stations around Rennell Island…

Manetiva hails trouble-free election

The Caretaker Premier of Central Island Province has thanked all the registered voters of Gela and Savo/Russell Constituencies for the successful polling day on Wednesday. In an interview with the paper yesterday, Mr Manetiva who observed the election said people have behaved well. “I have gathered reports from these two constituencies and their polling stations…

FSII calls for respect to election results

LOSING candidates in Wednesday’s polls are encouraged to work hard, instead of being discouraged. Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) made the reminder yesterday. A total of 447 candidates contested the November 19 election as party and independent candidates for the 50 constituency parliamentary seats. FSII Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Afuga said now that the electoral…

Church leader calls for sensitivity

CHURCH leaders from around the country have called on the general public to demonstrate sensitivity ahead of the declaration of election results, Thursday. Some results have already been declared yesterday, whilst others are expected in today. Leading the appeal to the public, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, The Most Reverend David Vunagi called…

Counting in Choiseul today

Counting of all the ballot papers for the three Constituencies in Choiseul Province will kicked off 9am this morning in Taro. This was confirmed by Choiseul Province Election Manager Jeffery Pakipota. He said the delay was due to transportation of the ballot papers from the various polling stations around the province by outboard motor (OBM).…

Voters miss out

Caretaker PM’s supporters furious over MV Maetalau’s late arrival   More than two hundred supporters and voters of the caretaker Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo have been denied their rights to vote after the boat transporting them fail to arrive on time before 5pm on Wednesday. MV Maetalau was said to be chartered by three…

Voters turned back

A GOOD number of voters in Western Province were denied opportunity to cast their vote after time catches up with them on Wednesday. Affected were voters at two polling stations at Noro and Munda. They were part of the long queue which could not cast their votes because of time limitation. Due to the pressure,…

Rain affect voters in Marovo

HEAVY downpour yesterday in the Marovo Lagoon, Western Province has affected the movement of voters. Reports reaching the paper yesterday said heavy showers throughout the day has affected many voters who travelled by boat and feet to their polling stations. Malrick Unikana, a Bible teachers at White River Community High School told the Solomon Star…