Police probe suspicious death

Police in Makira-Ulawa Province are investigating the death of a young man from Ulawa island. The incident was reported as suicide but the provincial police commander Richard Hane said it needs to be investigated.  “We have our officers on the field, who confirmed the incident had happen but the nature of death looked suspicious and…

Tome secures full term

Former Baegu-Asifola MP in Malaita, David Tome, has secured the seat for his first full term in parliament. Tome first won the seat in 2012 in a by-election following the death of Toswell Kaua, who claimed the seat in the 2010 elections. His victory in last Wednesday’s polls means he has a full term of…

Tom wins third term

Outgoing Minister for Women, Youth, Children & Family Affairs Peter Tom has reclaimed the West Kwaio seat in Malaita and a third term in parliament. Tom was first elected to parliament in 2006. In last Wednesday’s polls, he received a total of 1,791 votes ahead of his runner up Titus Fika, who polled 1,507 votes.…

Lusibaea returns to power

Jimmy Lusibaea has returned to the helm of North Malaita constituency in last Wednesday’s polls. He won by an overwhelming majority of 1,512 votes after polling 2,430 ballots. His runner up, Frederick Kwanairara, polled 918 votes. Lusibaea first won the North Malaita seat in the 2010 elections, but lost it a year later after he…

Western re-elects seven MPs

In Western Province, voters there re-elected seven of their nine outgoing MPs in last Wednesday’s polls. Only two of the old MPs – outgoing prime minister Gordon Darcy Lilo and veteran politician Job Duddley Tausinga – lost their seats. Lilo was replaced by Jimson Fiau Tanangada, of the United Democratic Party, while Tausinga was unseated…

Choiseul re-elects MPs

Voters in Choiseul Province have again given all their three outgoing MPs the political mandate to lead them for the next four years. Manasseh Sogavare reclaimed his East Choiseul seat, Connelly Sandakabatu his Northwest Choiseul, and Elijah Doro Muala, South Choiseul. Choiseul, on the far western border, has three constituencies. For Sogavare, a former prime…

Shanel, Sikua, Tovosia all back

Most former Guadalcanal Members of Parliament have retained their seats in election results announced last night. Peter Shanel Agovaka secured his Central Guadalcanal seat, Dr Derek Sikua his North East Guadalcanal Constituency, while Bradley Tovosia retained his East Guadalcanal constituency. Shanel polled 2,083 votes. His runner up, Walter Naezon, polled 1,446 votes followed by Ribson…

Gela elects new MP

Voters of Gela have elected a new MP in the person of Bartholomew Parapolo. This was announced at Central Province capital Tulagi after two days of counting. Parapolo is a businessman who had unsuccessfully contested previous elections. His runner up was Janet R, Hatimoana, wife of late Johnley Hatimoana who was the MP for Gela…

74 lift Iduri to top

Former MP for West Kwara’ae Sam Iduri regained his parliament seat with a winning margin of just 74 ballots. The result was announced by the returning officer at Auki on Saturday afternoon. He over run his runner up, Pr Clement Oikali, with one of the slimmest of winning margins. The two candidates went neck-to-neck until…

Trans scores landslide victory

Former Member of Parliament for West Honiara Namson Tran was re-elected into parliament after a historic landslide victory, polling 3,793 votes by close of counting, Friday. West Honiara constituency Returning officer Polycarp Kaelafa made the announcement at the Rove Police club. Tran’s victory was not only surprising but also historic with the biggest margin of…