Voting flow at South Vella

VOTING in South Vella La Vella constituency has been peaceful, Wednesday. Three candidates are contesting the seat namely former MP Alex Lional, Rence Sore and Christian Mesepitu. Speaking to the paper yesterday Stanley Z Bazi from Sambora polling station said, voting has very peaceful with  good turn out of voters. “There are no major disturbances…

New system worked fine

POLLING officers at Western Province has found the new Biometric Voting Registration System (BVRS) to be working well in Wednesday’s national general election. This came after Polling Officers have not encountered any problems with voters using double names and names of deceased as experienced in past elections. The ten hours election kicked off at 7am…

Polling peaceful in Auki

MALAITA’s Provincial capital Auki has witnessed a quiet and peaceful polling day on Wednesday. A visit by the Solomon Star to some of the polling stations in and around Auki town witnessed voters coming out in numbers to check their names before joining the queue to cast their votes. Reports said many came as a…

US hails peaceful elections here

THE United States Government congratulated the government and people of Solomon Islands for conducting peaceful polling during the national elections on Wednesday. “This was an historic day for the people of Solomon Islands and for their democratic future,” a statement issued by the US election observer team, said. “We hope that the newly-elected leaders of…

NSC boss dies

The Solomon Islands National Sports Council (NSC) is mourning the death of its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), David Firisua who died in the capital Honiara on Tuesday. The National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands (NOCSI), the Ministry of Home Affairs Sports department and national sports federations (NFs) shared their condolences with Firisua’s family. Speaking to…

Counting starts today

COUNTING of all ballot papers throughout the country will start 8am today. Chief Electoral Officer Polycarp Haununu confirmed this to the media yesterday. Mr Haununu said by the close of polling yesterday all ballot boxes will be transported to identified counting locations throughout each province before counting starts. “By the close of all polling stations,…

Temotu to start counting today

COUNTING of ballot papers in Temotu will start today, the province’s electoral manager Luke Paul says. Mr Paul said ballot boxes from the province’s two remote constituencies of VATUD and Pele are expected to arrive at provincial capital Lata last night. They will be counted along with the ballot boxes of Nende constituency when counting…

Police’s role acknowledged

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