Classrooms burnt down

Four 4 semi-permanent classrooms were torched by an angry voter in Kwareá, West Kwaraáe over the weekend. Police reports claimed the burnt houses included three classrooms made of thatched (sago-palm) leaves used by primary and one used by secondary students. The burning incident took place on Saturday evening following the release of results for the…

202 votes rejected in Lau Mbaelelea

A TOTAL of 202 ballot papers have been rejected in the Lau Mbaelelea constituency, Malaita Province during counting over the weekend at Auki. That was according to the reports collected after the result were finalized by the Returning Officer David Oeta. He said the rejected ballots were due to mistakes done by voters during the…

Female candidates unlucky in Malaita

FEMALE candidates contesting various constituencies in Malaita province have been unlucky during last week’s election. Five female candidates have joined the election race this year. But following the end of the counting over the weekend none of them have secured any spot. Those five female candidates are Rose Anilabata and Ann Tanny Oromae for Central…

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…