Manepora’a reclaims seat

The former Member of Parliament for East Are’Are constituency in Malaita province Andrew Manepora’a has reclaimed his parliament seat this election. The Kadere party of Solomon Islands (KPSI) candidate has reclaimed his seat by polling 2378 votes. His runner up Andrew Hanaria Keniasina managed to poll 1913, followed by Edward Jacob Ronia with 194 votes…

Choiseul PPC commends voters

Choiseul Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Rolland Lapo has commended all the communities and voters in the province for their respect during last week’s election and counting. Speaking from Taro, the PPC said throughout last week, police have no records of any crime related activities which may have disrupted the election and counting process. He said…

Temotu assembly dissolves today

Temotu Provincial Assembly (TPA) will convene its last meeting to dissolve the house ahead of provincial elections. Temotu premier Brown Beu had expressed, top of the agenda is to pass the provincial supplementary budget. The Solomon Star had cited the Temotu supplementary budget 2014/2015 which is $1,020,000.00. The recurrent expenditure are office of the premier,…

Lobbying begins

THE usual political game of lobbying has begun with reports certain independent candidates have already started lobbying candidates to join their camp. The Solomon Star is aware of certain re-elected and newly elected independent candidates who have already been in touch with each other in a move to choose their candidate for the Prime Minister’s…

13 Malaita former MPs return

THIRTEEN (13) former Member of Parliament (MP) for Malaita Province have regained their parliament seats after last week’s election. This was revealed by the Electoral Office in Auki on Monday. The office revealed that out of all the 14 elected MPs, 13 of them are former MPs except one. The former MPS are; Manasseh Maelanga…

Beu: Landslide victory is suspicious

The Temotu Premier Fr Brown Beu described the election results of Nende constituency as highly suspicious claiming it involves corruption and a broad daylight bribery. “I have no evidence to show but such win has indicated that a lot of money was involved.” Beu made the statement in an exclusive interview yesterday in Lata saying,…

Suibaea congratulates new Mala MPs

MALAITA Provincial Premier Edwin Suibaea has congratulated all the newly elected Member of Parliaments (MP) from Malaita who gained victory during last week’s election. In an interview with the Solomon Star yesterday Mr Suibaea said that he was very pleased with the outcome of the results. He added that its a joy for the province…

Where to from now?

AS it is, the second question has been answered. Fifty names and faces have been put to the 50 constituencies after tense campaigning and rivaling in the past few weeks. The first question was about who were to compete in the National General Election. The third and fourth questions are who will make up the…