Ete lauds support

FORMER Member of Parliament (MP) for East Honiara Constituency who has retained his seat in parliament for the third time has thanked the people of East Honiara. After a long tiring four days of counting, the Solomon Islands Democratic Party (SIDP) member Douglas Ete has claimed a total number of 5,710 voters, a landslide victory…

MEET YOUR OWN BILLS

New MPs told gov’t will pay for their hotel after election of PM By ANDREW FANASIA THE Goverment will not be responsible for bills of MPs who camp in hotels while lobbying to form the next government. That’s according to Secretary to the Prime Minister (SPM) Dr Jimmy Rodgers, in a letter he sent to the…

Police beef up security in Gizo

POLICE in Gizo, Western Province, are mounting strong security operation as counting started on Thursday and continue Friday. At the provincial capital, Police Response Team (PRT) and RSIPF officers are everywhere, securing all corners of the township. Earlier, Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Mathias Lenialu told Government Communication Unit/Media in Gizo that he has confidence in…

More results today

SEVEN RETAIN SEATS By OFANI EREMAE MANASSEH Sogavare is returning for his sixth term in parliament after retaining his East Choiseul seat in Wednesday’s polls. The former prime minister and outgoing Finance minister was one of seven MPs in the last House, who has secured his seat so far, according to results released last night.…

Counting starts this morning

ELECTIONS PEACEFUL By IAN M.KAUKUI COUNTING will begin this morning after election authorities declared yesterday’s polls peaceful and calm. Chief Electoral Officer Mose Saitala told reporters last night according to information gathered from their officers throughout the country, the election went without disturbances. “This election is probably the most peaceful one ever in Solomon Islands,”…

Munda police turn down requests for float parade

MUNDA police in Western Province turned down applications from candidates requesting to stage float parades in the township on Monday. Campaign teams from some of the seven candidates contesting the West New Georgia constituency applied to wind up their campaigns with float parades. But their requests were turned down on the basis that staging float…

Counting for Western to start on Thursday

BALLOT counting for Western Province constituencies will start on Thursday. That’s according to the province’s election manager Gideon Tuke. “For the first time in history, counting for all constituencies in the province will be held at the provincial capital, Gizo,” Tuke said. He said results will be also declared by the presiding officer(s) as and when…

Voting closes 5pm, counting starts tomorrow

VOTERS have until 5pm this evening to cast their votes in today’s national general election. As such registered voters have been urged to be at their polling stations as soon as possible to avoid late or being denied the right to vote. Election Manager for Honiara Jude Devesi said all polling stations will open at…

Varley assures voters of  security

THE current election security operation police have mounted across the country is the biggest in the history of this nation. That’s according to Police Commissioner Matthew Varley. He was speaking yesterday ahead of today’s polls.  “I want to give communities around the country the reassurance, that 1,763 officers from RSIPF and Correctional Service Solomon Islands…

Ships warned against overloading

POLICE continue to warn boat owners and captains not to endanger the lives of passengers by overloading their vessels. The warning comes as people head back to their home constituencies to cast their votes in tomorrow’s polls. “A joint operation by officers of the RSIPF and the Solomon Islands Maritime Authority (SIMSA) in the past…