Politics Archive February 2019

Coconut and cocoa are two of the main products in her area but they have not seen a boost from the millions of dollars that have been allocated to the constituency.

Sustainable Economic Activity a Need

The Solomon Islands People’s First Party West Guadalcanal candidate Ms. Selina Berah wants to know where the millions of dollars spent in the area have gone.
In the Gizo/Kolambangara constituency, Ms. Lanelle Tanangada won a 2018 by-election after her husband Jimson lost the seat in a court challenge.

How Will Women Fare in Elections?

In terms of women’s representation in politics, Solomon Islands lags behind much of the world.

Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

A 32-year-old man has been remanded in custody at the Gizo Correctional Centre in Western Province, Solomon Islands since 13th February 2019 in connection with an alleged attempted murder incident.

Man Arrested for Electoral Offence

Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) National Criminal Investigation Division (NCID) arrested a 50-year-old man for allegations instituted under the Electoral Act.
The Nomination period ends 4pm tomorrow (Feb 20th) and  further 48hours will be given for candidates who wish to withdraw to do so.

Honiara Nomination Centers Open

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) has formalized arrangements for the opening of nomination centers in Honiara.
Provincial Police Commanders (PPC) meeting currently ongoing in Honiara.

Police Finalize Operational Plans for Elections

Provincial Police Commanders (PPC) throughout Solomon Islands are in Honiara to finalize its preparations for the upcoming National General Election (NGE) on 3rd April 2019.
Lania, on the right with PCF Programme Development Manager Linda Kaua who also hails from the Solomon Islands.

Local Solomon Islander Lays Groundwork

Hailing from Honiara, Solomon Islands, Pacific Corporation Foundation (PCF) Summer intern Ms. Lania Temahua joins fellow intern Sela Maka in debunking the myth that engineering is a male-only field.
Ms. Ella Hou is one of the 2019 #AustraliaAwards scholars and will head off in the new year to study her Master of Social Work at the Australian Catholic University.

Australian Awards Scholarship Opens

The Australia Awards Scholarships 2020 intake is now open for eligible Solomon Islanders.