US hails peaceful elections here

THE United States Government congratulated the government and people of Solomon Islands for conducting peaceful polling during the national elections on Wednesday. “This was an historic day for the people of Solomon Islands and for their democratic future,” a statement issued by the US election observer team, said. “We hope that the newly-elected leaders of…

Counting starts today

COUNTING of all ballot papers throughout the country will start 8am today. Chief Electoral Officer Polycarp Haununu confirmed this to the media yesterday. Mr Haununu said by the close of polling yesterday all ballot boxes will be transported to identified counting locations throughout each province before counting starts. “By the close of all polling stations,…

Temotu to start counting today

COUNTING of ballot papers in Temotu will start today, the province’s electoral manager Luke Paul says. Mr Paul said ballot boxes from the province’s two remote constituencies of VATUD and Pele are expected to arrive at provincial capital Lata last night. They will be counted along with the ballot boxes of Nende constituency when counting…

Police’s role acknowledged

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Peaceful poll in Isabel

ISABEL Province successfully conducted its polling day in what was described as a calm and peaceful election. Sergeant Alfred Tatano told the Solomon Star from Buala, the head provincial headquarter that voters came out in numbers to cast their ballots peaceful without any disturbance or interference. “It was peaceful all throughout the day until its…

Mua: Lets accept result

Caretaker Lord Mayor of Honiara City Council (HCC) is appealing to all registered voters in Honiara constituencies to accept whatever results that would come out this week from yesterday’s National General Election. In an interview with the Solomon Star after casting his vote at the White River School Poling station yesterday morning, Andrew Mua said…

Voter cards found

A backpacker containing 25 voter identification cards was discovered in the bush just outside of Auki town, recently. The voter ID cards belong to 25 registered voters of West Kwa’araea Constituency. The man who found the bag, and showed it to the Sunday Star office in Auki, said he was clearing the bush when he…