Maefai vows to deliver

NEWLY elected Member of Parliament (MP) for the East Makira Constituency, Charles Maefai has vowed to deliver after being elected last Wednesday. East Makira Constituency has recently elected Mr Maefai through an overwhelming victory over the former MP Alfred Ghiro. He will be the people’s representative for the constituency  in the next four years. Winning…

RINI OUSTED

FORMER Prime Minister and Finance Minister Snyder Rini has been voted out during Wednesday’s National General Election in one of biggest election upsets. The election has seen newcomer and local businessman Chachabule Rebi Amoi being elected as the new Member of Parliament for Marovo Constituency. Three candidates contested the seat. In the end Mr Amoi…

SI at risk of tsunami 

SOLOMON Islands is at a high risk of facing tsunami because more than 200 kilometers of its subduction zone is found underwater, says a Taiwanese researcher Chin Shang Ku. Speaking to the media recently Mr Chin said there is a huge subduction zone found in Solomon Islands that runs more than 200 km to almost…

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…