New Parliament in the making

A NEW parliament is in the making as results for 25 constituencies that completed their counting became known The remaining 25 constituencies are expected to know their new MPs today and tomorrow. So far, 17 outgoing MPs in the last House have been re-elected. They included outgoing Finance minister Rick Hou, who was given a…

Caretaker PM unseated in major election upset

CARETAKER Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo is out. He was unseated by new comer Jimson Fiau Tanangada in what is by far the biggest upset in the 2014 national elections. Returning Officer Patrick Toiraina announced the results for the Gizo/Kolombangara Constituency just after 11pm last night in Gizo after a marathon ballot count. Mr Toiraina…

Voters miss out

Caretaker PM’s supporters furious over MV Maetalau’s late arrival   More than two hundred supporters and voters of the caretaker Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo have been denied their rights to vote after the boat transporting them fail to arrive on time before 5pm on Wednesday. MV Maetalau was said to be chartered by three…

Voters turned back

A GOOD number of voters in Western Province were denied opportunity to cast their vote after time catches up with them on Wednesday. Affected were voters at two polling stations at Noro and Munda. They were part of the long queue which could not cast their votes because of time limitation. Due to the pressure,…

Rain affect voters in Marovo

HEAVY downpour yesterday in the Marovo Lagoon, Western Province has affected the movement of voters. Reports reaching the paper yesterday said heavy showers throughout the day has affected many voters who travelled by boat and feet to their polling stations. Malrick Unikana, a Bible teachers at White River Community High School told the Solomon Star…

Deal for SINU’s three-story complex sealed

Solomon Islands National University (SINU), since its inception has entered another milestone in its endeavour to improve teaching and learning facilities at the University. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr. Glynn Galo and Solomon Islands Country Manager for Kramer Ausenco (SI) Ltd, Mr Rovaly Sike signed a contract last Wednesday for construction of a…

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…