The results so far…..

ISABEL PROVINCE Maringe Kokota: Dr Culwick Togamana – Independent (New) Gao-Bugotu: Samuel Manetoali – Independent (Re-elected) Hograno/Kia/Havulei: Counting to continue today   WESTERN PROVINCE North Vella La Vella: Milner Tozaka – Peoples Alliance Party (Re-elected) South Vella La Vella: Qora Alex Lional, Independent, (Re-elected) North New Georgina: John Dean Kuku – Independent (New) Gizo/Kolombangara: Jimson…

90 to contest city council elections

NINETY candidates have been nominated to contest the Honiara City Council’s 12 wards in next month’s elections. This is after the closing of nominations on 19th November 2014. The final list of candidates will be confirmed and made known after the closing of withdrawal on 3rd December, whilst polling day is on 17th December 2014.…

Forum election observers still here

A TEAM of electoral observers representing the Pacific Islands Forum is still in Honiara to observe the National General Elections which was held on 19 November. The Forum Election Observer Team comprises Fr. Charles Vatu, Principal Electoral Officer of Vanuatu and Papali’i Malietau Malietoa, Electoral Commissioner of Samoa and is supported by a Forum Secretariat…

Fake gold bar accused remanded

SUBMISSIONS will be made in court on November 28 on whether a man facing a false pretence charge is lawfully remanded in custody. Gordon Mark’s lawyer raised this issue when the matter was brought in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court yesterday. He questioned whether his client is lawfully remanded in custody. Private Lawyer Allan Hou asked…

Former minister loses seat

FORMER minister for National Unity, Peace, and Reconciliation Hypolite Taremae has lost his Central Makira seat during Wednesday’s national general elections. Mr Taremae was unseated after serving just one term in Parliament by new comer to politics Nestor Giro by only 33 votes. Mr Giro polled 1047 votes, which was enough to disappoint the visible…

Voters flood back into town

VOTERS from various constituencies who left Honiara to their homes have flooded back into the city following the November 19 polls. Since Thursday, ships have been loaded to capacity, bringing back voters from various constituencies mostly from Malaita, Guadalcanal, Isabel and Western provinces. The elections, which were hailed peaceful and success, is currently in its…