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…

Maneniaru secures seat

Voters of West Are’are, Malaita, have given their former member John Maneniaru his second term in parliament. He polled 2,455 votes to win the seat.  Dr Alice Aruheeta Pollard came second with 800 votes. Six candidates contested the constituency. LUCIO SANGAin Auki

Only female MP

A woman has been declared the new member of parliament (MP) for Vatud Constituency after counting concluded last night. She is the only woman MP in the 10th Parliament after most of the women candidates lost their seats. Freda Soriacomua ousted two term MP for the constituency Clay Forau Soalaoi. Reports from Lata said after…

Gizo/Kolombangara voters call for recount

SUPPORTERS of unsuccessful candidates for the Gizo/Kolombangara Constituency are calling for a recount of ballot boxes, alleging proper procedures and processes were not followed. This was only hours after newly elected MP for Gizo/Kolombangara, Jimson Fiau Tanangada was declared winner, polling more than 2000 votes and unseating former prime minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo with a…

Many shocked by Lilo’s election loss

MANY are still to come to terms with Thursday night’s election result upset which saw former caretaker Prime Minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo unseated by newcomer, Jimson Fiau Tanangada to become the new Member of Parliament for Gizo/Kolombangara Constituency. Mr Tanangada won with more than 2000 votes, having a total margin of more than 200 ballots…

Gov’t told to prioritise education

A MALAITAN youth has pleaded to the incoming government to put education as its number one priority. Philip Subu said this is important for the future of the country. He said the government needs to look into this to address the growing youth population especially the unemployed youths. “Solomon Islands is in a state called…

74 voters missed out

UP to 74 voters failed to turn up to cast their ballots at Nafinua polling station in East Malaita Constituency on polling day. Presiding officer for the constituency Michael Matangani it’s not clear why the voters did not show up. He said the number was quite big, which can make a difference to the outcome…

Sofu wins by landslide

STANLEY Sofu continues to maintain his grip on the East Kwaio seat in Malaita – winning by a landslide to claim his third term in parliament. Contesting as an independent, Mr Sofu polled 2,748, well ahead of his runner up Alfred Sasako, who polled just 988. The other candidates are Diki Kolosu with 501 votes,…