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…

Peaceful atmosphere in Isabel ahead of elections

The atmosphere in the whole of Isabel Province is all peaceful as the election campaigning heats up around the province. The Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Isabel Province Leonard Tanhimana told Government Communication Unit (GCU) that there have not been any reports of any disturbances of any sorts from around the Province. “As of today…

Isabel ready for polls

Isabel Province is all to set and prepared to go ahead with the national general elections this Wednesday. That’s according to the Election Manager for Isabel Ruben Dotho Junior. In an interview with the Government Communication Unit (GCU) Mr. Dotho said that they have received all their equipment’s from Honiara and will soon deploy them…

FAMILY LOSES HOME

Through High court order By CHRIS HAPERT HA’ARABE A family has been ordered by the High Court of Solomon Islands to vacate a land they built their permanent home on, on Thursday 28th March 2019. The court order said failure to so will result in further action by the police. The plot land is situated…

Auki CHS, Sinasu CHS to represent Malaita

BOTH Auki and Sinasu Community High School (CHS) will represent Malaita Province in the Easter High School 7s rugby competition scheduled to be held in Honiara this month. Malaita Rugby Union Association (MRUA) picked these two top teams after both teams reached the grand-final of the MRUA Schools 7s rugby completion which was held successfully…

Gizo group takes creativity to Auki

Two Members of the Plastic-wise Gizo have showcased their products made from plastic waste to employees of Auki Town Council in a two-day Waste Management workshop held in Auki, this week. Plastic-wise Gizo is a popular Association established to help decrease plastic wastes in Western province. Mezie Biliki and Amarlyn Kaqubule travelled from Gizo to…