Good day in Makira during poll

Polling in Makira Ulawa Province for the National General Election yesterday was peacefully and successfully conducted. General observation based on the visits by the paper to a number of polling stations from the East Makira to Central Makira Constituencies revealed, the day was trouble-free and peaceful. Confirmation from the Makira Electoral Manager Gilbert Dabihau and…

Vote in West trouble-free

WESTERN Provincial Police has acknowledged voters in the Province for their general behaviour during Wednesday’s election. This came after the province experienced a peaceful election at the close of poll at 5pm yesterday. Provincial Police Commander, George Guna said there was no reports of disturbance received by them from all the islands expect for the…

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…

USA ambassador pleased with election

UNITED States ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu was impressed with the preparation in the lead up to yesterday’s National General Election. Walter North,who is based in Port Moresby,Papua New Guinea(PNG), is here to observe the election process. In an interview with the Solomon Star yesterday at the White River School polling…

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…

Australian Minister happy with election process

Newcastle Australian Minister Sharon Claydon has congratulated Malaitan people and Electoral Commission office for a successful voting on Wednesday. Mrs Claydon is part of a team of international observation group who are representing the Australian government. The group compromised of other nationalities such as Japan, England, USA and Pacific Islands who were invited by the…

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…