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…

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…