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…

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

$10m of AusAID funds stolen

Fraudsters in suspected collusion with Solomon Islands government officials have embezzled an estimated $10 million in Australian foreign aid funds destined for hospitals and clinics, some through a fake company called Joke Shipping Services. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has tried to hush up the theft of AusAID funds, which occurred over the…

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…