Thursday, April 25, 2024
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A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

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\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

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\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

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\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

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Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

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Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

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\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

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\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

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The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

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Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

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SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

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Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

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Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

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Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

West Honiara Ballot Count to Take Place at St. Barnabas Cathedral while East and Central Honiara Counting Venue Unaffected<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Two former Members of Parliament (MPs) from Makira Ulawa Province have successfully retained their seats, as announced by the Returning Officers for Central Makira and Ulawa. Nestor Ghiro secured his seat in Central Makira Constituency while William Marau maintained his position in Ulawa\/Ugi Constituency. Both candidates are affiliated with the OUR Party. The official announcement and winning number of votes will be announced by the Chief Electoral Officer. Vote counting for Makira Ulawa Province contnues today.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Two Former MPs from OUR Party re-elected","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"two-former-mps-from-our-party-re-elected","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 10:12:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:12:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7636","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7630,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:46:00","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:46:00","post_content":"\n

West Honiara Ballot Count to Take Place at St. Barnabas Cathedral while East and Central Honiara Counting Venue Unaffected<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Total Registered Voters:<\/strong> 4564<\/p>\n","post_title":"Voters Return to Honiara After Exercising Voting Right in Ulawa","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"voters-return-to-honiara-after-exercising-voting-right-in-ulawa","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 12:31:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-19 01:31:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7643","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7636,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-19 10:08:16","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:08:16","post_content":"\n

Two former Members of Parliament (MPs) from Makira Ulawa Province have successfully retained their seats, as announced by the Returning Officers for Central Makira and Ulawa. Nestor Ghiro secured his seat in Central Makira Constituency while William Marau maintained his position in Ulawa\/Ugi Constituency. Both candidates are affiliated with the OUR Party. The official announcement and winning number of votes will be announced by the Chief Electoral Officer. Vote counting for Makira Ulawa Province contnues today.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Two Former MPs from OUR Party re-elected","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"two-former-mps-from-our-party-re-elected","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 10:12:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:12:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7636","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7630,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:46:00","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:46:00","post_content":"\n

West Honiara Ballot Count to Take Place at St. Barnabas Cathedral while East and Central Honiara Counting Venue Unaffected<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Total Votes Cast: <\/strong>3726 <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Registered Voters:<\/strong> 4564<\/p>\n","post_title":"Voters Return to Honiara After Exercising Voting Right in Ulawa","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"voters-return-to-honiara-after-exercising-voting-right-in-ulawa","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 12:31:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-19 01:31:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7643","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7636,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-19 10:08:16","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:08:16","post_content":"\n

Two former Members of Parliament (MPs) from Makira Ulawa Province have successfully retained their seats, as announced by the Returning Officers for Central Makira and Ulawa. Nestor Ghiro secured his seat in Central Makira Constituency while William Marau maintained his position in Ulawa\/Ugi Constituency. Both candidates are affiliated with the OUR Party. The official announcement and winning number of votes will be announced by the Chief Electoral Officer. Vote counting for Makira Ulawa Province contnues today.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Two Former MPs from OUR Party re-elected","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"two-former-mps-from-our-party-re-elected","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 10:12:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:12:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7636","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7630,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:46:00","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:46:00","post_content":"\n

West Honiara Ballot Count to Take Place at St. Barnabas Cathedral while East and Central Honiara Counting Venue Unaffected<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Rejected Votes:<\/strong> 6<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Votes Cast: <\/strong>3726 <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Registered Voters:<\/strong> 4564<\/p>\n","post_title":"Voters Return to Honiara After Exercising Voting Right in Ulawa","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"voters-return-to-honiara-after-exercising-voting-right-in-ulawa","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 12:31:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-19 01:31:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7643","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7636,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-19 10:08:16","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:08:16","post_content":"\n

Two former Members of Parliament (MPs) from Makira Ulawa Province have successfully retained their seats, as announced by the Returning Officers for Central Makira and Ulawa. Nestor Ghiro secured his seat in Central Makira Constituency while William Marau maintained his position in Ulawa\/Ugi Constituency. Both candidates are affiliated with the OUR Party. The official announcement and winning number of votes will be announced by the Chief Electoral Officer. Vote counting for Makira Ulawa Province contnues today.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Two Former MPs from OUR Party re-elected","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"two-former-mps-from-our-party-re-elected","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 10:12:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:12:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7636","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7630,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:46:00","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:46:00","post_content":"\n

West Honiara Ballot Count to Take Place at St. Barnabas Cathedral while East and Central Honiara Counting Venue Unaffected<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Philip Matou: 25 votes (0.67%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rejected Votes:<\/strong> 6<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Votes Cast: <\/strong>3726 <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Registered Voters:<\/strong> 4564<\/p>\n","post_title":"Voters Return to Honiara After Exercising Voting Right in Ulawa","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"voters-return-to-honiara-after-exercising-voting-right-in-ulawa","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 12:31:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-19 01:31:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7643","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7636,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-19 10:08:16","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:08:16","post_content":"\n

Two former Members of Parliament (MPs) from Makira Ulawa Province have successfully retained their seats, as announced by the Returning Officers for Central Makira and Ulawa. Nestor Ghiro secured his seat in Central Makira Constituency while William Marau maintained his position in Ulawa\/Ugi Constituency. Both candidates are affiliated with the OUR Party. The official announcement and winning number of votes will be announced by the Chief Electoral Officer. Vote counting for Makira Ulawa Province contnues today.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Two Former MPs from OUR Party re-elected","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"two-former-mps-from-our-party-re-elected","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 10:12:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:12:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7636","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7630,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:46:00","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:46:00","post_content":"\n

West Honiara Ballot Count to Take Place at St. Barnabas Cathedral while East and Central Honiara Counting Venue Unaffected<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Malcolm Sitana: 32 votes (0.86%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Philip Matou: 25 votes (0.67%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rejected Votes:<\/strong> 6<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Votes Cast: <\/strong>3726 <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Registered Voters:<\/strong> 4564<\/p>\n","post_title":"Voters Return to Honiara After Exercising Voting Right in Ulawa","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"voters-return-to-honiara-after-exercising-voting-right-in-ulawa","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 12:31:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-19 01:31:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7643","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7636,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-19 10:08:16","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:08:16","post_content":"\n

Two former Members of Parliament (MPs) from Makira Ulawa Province have successfully retained their seats, as announced by the Returning Officers for Central Makira and Ulawa. Nestor Ghiro secured his seat in Central Makira Constituency while William Marau maintained his position in Ulawa\/Ugi Constituency. Both candidates are affiliated with the OUR Party. The official announcement and winning number of votes will be announced by the Chief Electoral Officer. Vote counting for Makira Ulawa Province contnues today.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Two Former MPs from OUR Party re-elected","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"two-former-mps-from-our-party-re-elected","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 10:12:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:12:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7636","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7630,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:46:00","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:46:00","post_content":"\n

West Honiara Ballot Count to Take Place at St. Barnabas Cathedral while East and Central Honiara Counting Venue Unaffected<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Raphael Oli: 87 votes (2.34%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Malcolm Sitana: 32 votes (0.86%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Philip Matou: 25 votes (0.67%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rejected Votes:<\/strong> 6<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Votes Cast: <\/strong>3726 <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Registered Voters:<\/strong> 4564<\/p>\n","post_title":"Voters Return to Honiara After Exercising Voting Right in Ulawa","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"voters-return-to-honiara-after-exercising-voting-right-in-ulawa","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 12:31:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-19 01:31:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7643","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7636,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-19 10:08:16","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:08:16","post_content":"\n

Two former Members of Parliament (MPs) from Makira Ulawa Province have successfully retained their seats, as announced by the Returning Officers for Central Makira and Ulawa. Nestor Ghiro secured his seat in Central Makira Constituency while William Marau maintained his position in Ulawa\/Ugi Constituency. Both candidates are affiliated with the OUR Party. The official announcement and winning number of votes will be announced by the Chief Electoral Officer. Vote counting for Makira Ulawa Province contnues today.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Two Former MPs from OUR Party re-elected","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"two-former-mps-from-our-party-re-elected","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 10:12:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:12:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7636","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7630,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:46:00","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:46:00","post_content":"\n

West Honiara Ballot Count to Take Place at St. Barnabas Cathedral while East and Central Honiara Counting Venue Unaffected<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Rata Morrison: 93 votes (2.50%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Raphael Oli: 87 votes (2.34%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Malcolm Sitana: 32 votes (0.86%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Philip Matou: 25 votes (0.67%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rejected Votes:<\/strong> 6<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Votes Cast: <\/strong>3726 <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Registered Voters:<\/strong> 4564<\/p>\n","post_title":"Voters Return to Honiara After Exercising Voting Right in Ulawa","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"voters-return-to-honiara-after-exercising-voting-right-in-ulawa","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 12:31:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-19 01:31:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7643","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7636,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-19 10:08:16","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:08:16","post_content":"\n

Two former Members of Parliament (MPs) from Makira Ulawa Province have successfully retained their seats, as announced by the Returning Officers for Central Makira and Ulawa. Nestor Ghiro secured his seat in Central Makira Constituency while William Marau maintained his position in Ulawa\/Ugi Constituency. Both candidates are affiliated with the OUR Party. The official announcement and winning number of votes will be announced by the Chief Electoral Officer. Vote counting for Makira Ulawa Province contnues today.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Two Former MPs from OUR Party re-elected","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"two-former-mps-from-our-party-re-elected","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 10:12:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:12:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7636","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7630,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:46:00","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:46:00","post_content":"\n

West Honiara Ballot Count to Take Place at St. Barnabas Cathedral while East and Central Honiara Counting Venue Unaffected<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Davis Maemae: 266 votes (7.14%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rata Morrison: 93 votes (2.50%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Raphael Oli: 87 votes (2.34%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Malcolm Sitana: 32 votes (0.86%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Philip Matou: 25 votes (0.67%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rejected Votes:<\/strong> 6<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Votes Cast: <\/strong>3726 <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Registered Voters:<\/strong> 4564<\/p>\n","post_title":"Voters Return to Honiara After Exercising Voting Right in Ulawa","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"voters-return-to-honiara-after-exercising-voting-right-in-ulawa","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 12:31:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-19 01:31:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7643","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7636,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-19 10:08:16","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:08:16","post_content":"\n

Two former Members of Parliament (MPs) from Makira Ulawa Province have successfully retained their seats, as announced by the Returning Officers for Central Makira and Ulawa. Nestor Ghiro secured his seat in Central Makira Constituency while William Marau maintained his position in Ulawa\/Ugi Constituency. Both candidates are affiliated with the OUR Party. The official announcement and winning number of votes will be announced by the Chief Electoral Officer. Vote counting for Makira Ulawa Province contnues today.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Two Former MPs from OUR Party re-elected","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"two-former-mps-from-our-party-re-elected","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 10:12:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:12:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7636","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7630,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:46:00","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:46:00","post_content":"\n

West Honiara Ballot Count to Take Place at St. Barnabas Cathedral while East and Central Honiara Counting Venue Unaffected<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

George Takeli: 429 votes (11.52%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Davis Maemae: 266 votes (7.14%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rata Morrison: 93 votes (2.50%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Raphael Oli: 87 votes (2.34%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Malcolm Sitana: 32 votes (0.86%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Philip Matou: 25 votes (0.67%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rejected Votes:<\/strong> 6<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Votes Cast: <\/strong>3726 <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Registered Voters:<\/strong> 4564<\/p>\n","post_title":"Voters Return to Honiara After Exercising Voting Right in Ulawa","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"voters-return-to-honiara-after-exercising-voting-right-in-ulawa","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 12:31:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-19 01:31:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7643","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7636,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-19 10:08:16","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:08:16","post_content":"\n

Two former Members of Parliament (MPs) from Makira Ulawa Province have successfully retained their seats, as announced by the Returning Officers for Central Makira and Ulawa. Nestor Ghiro secured his seat in Central Makira Constituency while William Marau maintained his position in Ulawa\/Ugi Constituency. Both candidates are affiliated with the OUR Party. The official announcement and winning number of votes will be announced by the Chief Electoral Officer. Vote counting for Makira Ulawa Province contnues today.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Two Former MPs from OUR Party re-elected","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"two-former-mps-from-our-party-re-elected","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 10:12:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:12:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7636","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7630,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:46:00","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:46:00","post_content":"\n

West Honiara Ballot Count to Take Place at St. Barnabas Cathedral while East and Central Honiara Counting Venue Unaffected<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

George Titiulu: 687 votes (18.45%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

George Takeli: 429 votes (11.52%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Davis Maemae: 266 votes (7.14%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rata Morrison: 93 votes (2.50%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Raphael Oli: 87 votes (2.34%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Malcolm Sitana: 32 votes (0.86%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Philip Matou: 25 votes (0.67%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rejected Votes:<\/strong> 6<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Votes Cast: <\/strong>3726 <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Registered Voters:<\/strong> 4564<\/p>\n","post_title":"Voters Return to Honiara After Exercising Voting Right in Ulawa","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"voters-return-to-honiara-after-exercising-voting-right-in-ulawa","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 12:31:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-19 01:31:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7643","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7636,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-19 10:08:16","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:08:16","post_content":"\n

Two former Members of Parliament (MPs) from Makira Ulawa Province have successfully retained their seats, as announced by the Returning Officers for Central Makira and Ulawa. Nestor Ghiro secured his seat in Central Makira Constituency while William Marau maintained his position in Ulawa\/Ugi Constituency. Both candidates are affiliated with the OUR Party. The official announcement and winning number of votes will be announced by the Chief Electoral Officer. Vote counting for Makira Ulawa Province contnues today.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Two Former MPs from OUR Party re-elected","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"two-former-mps-from-our-party-re-elected","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 10:12:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:12:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7636","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7630,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:46:00","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:46:00","post_content":"\n

West Honiara Ballot Count to Take Place at St. Barnabas Cathedral while East and Central Honiara Counting Venue Unaffected<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Steven Maesiola: 939 votes (25.21%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

George Titiulu: 687 votes (18.45%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

George Takeli: 429 votes (11.52%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Davis Maemae: 266 votes (7.14%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rata Morrison: 93 votes (2.50%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Raphael Oli: 87 votes (2.34%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Malcolm Sitana: 32 votes (0.86%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Philip Matou: 25 votes (0.67%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rejected Votes:<\/strong> 6<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Votes Cast: <\/strong>3726 <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Registered Voters:<\/strong> 4564<\/p>\n","post_title":"Voters Return to Honiara After Exercising Voting Right in Ulawa","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"voters-return-to-honiara-after-exercising-voting-right-in-ulawa","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 12:31:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-19 01:31:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7643","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7636,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-19 10:08:16","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:08:16","post_content":"\n

Two former Members of Parliament (MPs) from Makira Ulawa Province have successfully retained their seats, as announced by the Returning Officers for Central Makira and Ulawa. Nestor Ghiro secured his seat in Central Makira Constituency while William Marau maintained his position in Ulawa\/Ugi Constituency. Both candidates are affiliated with the OUR Party. The official announcement and winning number of votes will be announced by the Chief Electoral Officer. Vote counting for Makira Ulawa Province contnues today.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Two Former MPs from OUR Party re-elected","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"two-former-mps-from-our-party-re-elected","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 10:12:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:12:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7636","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7630,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:46:00","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:46:00","post_content":"\n

West Honiara Ballot Count to Take Place at St. Barnabas Cathedral while East and Central Honiara Counting Venue Unaffected<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

William Bradford Marau: 1162 votes (31.20%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Steven Maesiola: 939 votes (25.21%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

George Titiulu: 687 votes (18.45%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

George Takeli: 429 votes (11.52%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Davis Maemae: 266 votes (7.14%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rata Morrison: 93 votes (2.50%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Raphael Oli: 87 votes (2.34%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Malcolm Sitana: 32 votes (0.86%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Philip Matou: 25 votes (0.67%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rejected Votes:<\/strong> 6<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Votes Cast: <\/strong>3726 <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Registered Voters:<\/strong> 4564<\/p>\n","post_title":"Voters Return to Honiara After Exercising Voting Right in Ulawa","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"voters-return-to-honiara-after-exercising-voting-right-in-ulawa","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 12:31:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-19 01:31:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7643","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7636,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-19 10:08:16","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:08:16","post_content":"\n

Two former Members of Parliament (MPs) from Makira Ulawa Province have successfully retained their seats, as announced by the Returning Officers for Central Makira and Ulawa. Nestor Ghiro secured his seat in Central Makira Constituency while William Marau maintained his position in Ulawa\/Ugi Constituency. Both candidates are affiliated with the OUR Party. The official announcement and winning number of votes will be announced by the Chief Electoral Officer. Vote counting for Makira Ulawa Province contnues today.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Two Former MPs from OUR Party re-elected","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"two-former-mps-from-our-party-re-elected","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 10:12:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:12:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7636","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7630,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:46:00","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:46:00","post_content":"\n

West Honiara Ballot Count to Take Place at St. Barnabas Cathedral while East and Central Honiara Counting Venue Unaffected<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

This is the Voter distribution for the Ulawa\/Ugi constituency: <\/p>\n\n\n\n

William Bradford Marau: 1162 votes (31.20%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Steven Maesiola: 939 votes (25.21%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

George Titiulu: 687 votes (18.45%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

George Takeli: 429 votes (11.52%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Davis Maemae: 266 votes (7.14%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rata Morrison: 93 votes (2.50%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Raphael Oli: 87 votes (2.34%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Malcolm Sitana: 32 votes (0.86%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Philip Matou: 25 votes (0.67%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rejected Votes:<\/strong> 6<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Votes Cast: <\/strong>3726 <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Registered Voters:<\/strong> 4564<\/p>\n","post_title":"Voters Return to Honiara After Exercising Voting Right in Ulawa","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"voters-return-to-honiara-after-exercising-voting-right-in-ulawa","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 12:31:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-19 01:31:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7643","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7636,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-19 10:08:16","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:08:16","post_content":"\n

Two former Members of Parliament (MPs) from Makira Ulawa Province have successfully retained their seats, as announced by the Returning Officers for Central Makira and Ulawa. Nestor Ghiro secured his seat in Central Makira Constituency while William Marau maintained his position in Ulawa\/Ugi Constituency. Both candidates are affiliated with the OUR Party. The official announcement and winning number of votes will be announced by the Chief Electoral Officer. Vote counting for Makira Ulawa Province contnues today.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Two Former MPs from OUR Party re-elected","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"two-former-mps-from-our-party-re-elected","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 10:12:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:12:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7636","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7630,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:46:00","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:46:00","post_content":"\n

West Honiara Ballot Count to Take Place at St. Barnabas Cathedral while East and Central Honiara Counting Venue Unaffected<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Chief Electoral Officer, Jasper Anisi has since declared the winning candidate for Ulawa\/Ugi, William Bradford Marau and MPA Elect for West Ulawa and North Ulawa wards. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

This is the Voter distribution for the Ulawa\/Ugi constituency: <\/p>\n\n\n\n

William Bradford Marau: 1162 votes (31.20%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Steven Maesiola: 939 votes (25.21%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

George Titiulu: 687 votes (18.45%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

George Takeli: 429 votes (11.52%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Davis Maemae: 266 votes (7.14%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rata Morrison: 93 votes (2.50%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Raphael Oli: 87 votes (2.34%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Malcolm Sitana: 32 votes (0.86%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Philip Matou: 25 votes (0.67%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rejected Votes:<\/strong> 6<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Votes Cast: <\/strong>3726 <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Registered Voters:<\/strong> 4564<\/p>\n","post_title":"Voters Return to Honiara After Exercising Voting Right in Ulawa","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"voters-return-to-honiara-after-exercising-voting-right-in-ulawa","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 12:31:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-19 01:31:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7643","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7636,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-19 10:08:16","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:08:16","post_content":"\n

Two former Members of Parliament (MPs) from Makira Ulawa Province have successfully retained their seats, as announced by the Returning Officers for Central Makira and Ulawa. Nestor Ghiro secured his seat in Central Makira Constituency while William Marau maintained his position in Ulawa\/Ugi Constituency. Both candidates are affiliated with the OUR Party. The official announcement and winning number of votes will be announced by the Chief Electoral Officer. Vote counting for Makira Ulawa Province contnues today.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Two Former MPs from OUR Party re-elected","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"two-former-mps-from-our-party-re-elected","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 10:12:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:12:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7636","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7630,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:46:00","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:46:00","post_content":"\n

West Honiara Ballot Count to Take Place at St. Barnabas Cathedral while East and Central Honiara Counting Venue Unaffected<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

\n

Another group of voters is anticipated to make their return trip today on the MV Airi, docked at Su\u2019u Moli Wharf for its voyage back to Honiara from Ulawa Island. More than one thousand voters, out of the 4,564 registered for the Ulawa Ugi constituency in this year\u2019s Joint elections, made the journey to Ulawa Ugi constituency for the elections.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Chief Electoral Officer, Jasper Anisi has since declared the winning candidate for Ulawa\/Ugi, William Bradford Marau and MPA Elect for West Ulawa and North Ulawa wards. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

This is the Voter distribution for the Ulawa\/Ugi constituency: <\/p>\n\n\n\n

William Bradford Marau: 1162 votes (31.20%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Steven Maesiola: 939 votes (25.21%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

George Titiulu: 687 votes (18.45%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

George Takeli: 429 votes (11.52%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Davis Maemae: 266 votes (7.14%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rata Morrison: 93 votes (2.50%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Raphael Oli: 87 votes (2.34%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Malcolm Sitana: 32 votes (0.86%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Philip Matou: 25 votes (0.67%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rejected Votes:<\/strong> 6<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Votes Cast: <\/strong>3726 <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Registered Voters:<\/strong> 4564<\/p>\n","post_title":"Voters Return to Honiara After Exercising Voting Right in Ulawa","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"voters-return-to-honiara-after-exercising-voting-right-in-ulawa","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 12:31:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-19 01:31:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7643","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7636,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-19 10:08:16","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:08:16","post_content":"\n

Two former Members of Parliament (MPs) from Makira Ulawa Province have successfully retained their seats, as announced by the Returning Officers for Central Makira and Ulawa. Nestor Ghiro secured his seat in Central Makira Constituency while William Marau maintained his position in Ulawa\/Ugi Constituency. Both candidates are affiliated with the OUR Party. The official announcement and winning number of votes will be announced by the Chief Electoral Officer. Vote counting for Makira Ulawa Province contnues today.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Two Former MPs from OUR Party re-elected","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"two-former-mps-from-our-party-re-elected","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 10:12:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:12:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7636","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7630,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:46:00","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:46:00","post_content":"\n

West Honiara Ballot Count to Take Place at St. Barnabas Cathedral while East and Central Honiara Counting Venue Unaffected<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the ward results from Makira\/Ulawa should be ready by the end of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Bouro East ward results in Central Makira Constituency, have been declared and announced tonight. Lawrence Haga have won by 254 votes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Commences for Makira\/Ulawa Province","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-commences-for-makira-ulawa-province","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:31:25","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:31:25","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7620","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7613,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 20:28:33","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:33","post_content":"\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau Urges Respect for Electoral Procedures Amidst Peaceful Voting Atmosphere<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will take stern action against anyone who intends to disturb the counting process at different counting venues in the country.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

RSIPF Commissioner Mr. Mostyn Mangau said we have done and exercised our democratic rights in casting our votes for our preferred candidates during the polling day. It was very peaceful. I am looking forward for peaceful days ahead as we continue with the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau appeals to everyone to respect the counting process and accept the outcome of the results. He urges everyone to remain calm and allow the responsible electoral officials to freely do their mandated duties.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cOur security partners are here to support the RSIPF officers at different counting venues to provide security and are also on the road on patrols to provide high visibility,\u201d says Commissioner Mangau.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The police chief said we will not tolerate any anti-social behaviour or criminal activities to disrupt the counting process. We have different optional responses should there be any disturbance.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting venues in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province, will be heavily manned by RSIPF officers with the support from security partners during the counting process.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Call police on the free toll line 999 or 23666 and let police know if there is a disturbance during the counting process.\u00a0<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: RSIPF Media<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"RSIPF Vows Stern Action to Ensure Counting Process Integrity","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rsipf-vows-stern-action-to-ensure-counting-process-integrity","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 20:28:34","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 09:28:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7613","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7608,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:32:50","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:50","post_content":"\n

Federal and New South Wales MPs, Alongside Former Senator, Participate in Observations<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Five current Australian parliamentarians and one former Australian parliamentarian have been in Solomon Islands observing the 2024 Solomon Islands Joint Elections held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
\u00a0
Federal Parliamentarians, Ms Kate Thwaites MP, Mrs Bridget Archer MP and Senator Andrew McLachlan CSC, and New South Wales Parliamentarians, Mr
Stephen Bali MP and Mr David Mehan MP as well as former Federal Senator Anne McEwen OAM worked with Australian observation teams coordinated by the
Australian High Commission in Honiara City, Guadalcanal, Western and Central Provinces.
\u00a0
Our parliamentarians\u2019 presence during the election week demonstrates the close relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands, and Australia\u2019s longstanding
commitment to supporting democracy in our region. At the invitation of the Solomon Islands Government, Australia has worked closely with the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission to support the election, providing SBD137 million in funding, including through partners \u2013 the Australian Electoral Commission and the United Nations Development Fund. In addition, the Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force are playing a crucial role in support of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force providing security around the election period. Our parliamentary observers will contribute to Australia\u2019s broader election observer group supporting observations in voting and counting centres across 17 constituencies and in seven of the nine Solomon Islands provinces. They also join a contingent of Australian observers from the Australian National University (ANU) who are monitoring the elections jointly with a large team of 88 observers from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). With the participation of parliamentarians this brings the total number of observers representing Australia to forty-three.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Australian High Commissioner Rod Hilton said, \u201cAustralia is proud of our strong friendship with Solomon Islands and our shared commitment to democratic values.
This sentiment is felt at the highest levels as exemplified by the participation of our parliamentarians in Solomon Islands\u2019 Joint Election.\u201d<\/p>\n\n\n\n

SOURCE: AHC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Australian Parliamentarians Observe Joint Elections","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"australian-parliamentarians-observe-joint-elections","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:32:51","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:32:51","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7608","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7603,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 15:21:20","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:20","post_content":"\n

Province Election Manager Confirms Secure Handling of Ballot Boxes as Counting Process Prepares to Begin<\/h2>\n\n\n\n


The election results for the Western Province constituencies are anticipated tomorrow as the verification process of the ballot boxes is currently underway. Collin Potakana, the province election manager, confirmed this information to the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) media in Gizo today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"At the close of polling yesterday, we managed to retrieve all boxes for four constituencies, including Gizo\/Kolombanaga, Ranongga\/Simbo, North Vella La Vella, and South Vella La Vella. The remaining five constituencies, which include Marovo, South New Georgia Rendova and Tetepare, Shortlands, North New Georgia, West New Georgia, and Vonavona, will be retrieved today,\" Potakana stated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"All the boxes are kept and secured at the Western Provincial Assembly office conference room under close police protection before they can be moved to the counting centers, which are at the Gizo Community High School,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Potakana assured the public that the ballot boxes are secured, as they are under tight police security and escorted from the polling stations to the counting centers.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Regarding the counting process, Potakana mentioned that they are aiming to begin it today with the verification process first, before commencing the actual counting.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"This is a new process within our electoral procedure. Unlike previous elections, counting starts straight away as long as the ballot boxes are retrieved and arrive at the counting centers. But now, the new process is that we will first undergo a verification process, which can take the whole day. So, actual counting might even start tomorrow,\" Potakana explained.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"The verification is crucial, especially to ensure that we verify the number of cast ballots against the batches delivered to the polling stations, and to ensure that all the shield numbers and documents match up, avoiding anomalies or any issues that could hinder the next process, which is the actual counting,\" he added.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\"For public awareness today, it is more likely just verification. Once we are satisfied and in agreement, counting will commence. So more likely, verification will take the whole day today, depending on how many polling stations we have. And then actual counting will happen,\" Potakana elaborated.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 90 counting officials will be involved in the counting process for Western Province, with 10 officials assigned to each constituency.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

It's worth noting that the Western Province has nine constituencies and only participates in the national general election (NGE), with participation in the provincial election scheduled for 2028.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Western Province Election Results Await Verification Completion","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"western-province-election-results-await-verification-completion","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 15:21:37","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 04:21:37","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7603","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"jnews_block_3"};

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In the days leading up to polling day, a total of five ships ferried voters to Ulawa Island, originating from as far as Noro in the Western Province, as well as those residing in and around Honiara, enabling them to exercise their voting rights in the Joint Elections.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Another group of voters is anticipated to make their return trip today on the MV Airi, docked at Su\u2019u Moli Wharf for its voyage back to Honiara from Ulawa Island. More than one thousand voters, out of the 4,564 registered for the Ulawa Ugi constituency in this year\u2019s Joint elections, made the journey to Ulawa Ugi constituency for the elections.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Chief Electoral Officer, Jasper Anisi has since declared the winning candidate for Ulawa\/Ugi, William Bradford Marau and MPA Elect for West Ulawa and North Ulawa wards. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

This is the Voter distribution for the Ulawa\/Ugi constituency: <\/p>\n\n\n\n

William Bradford Marau: 1162 votes (31.20%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Steven Maesiola: 939 votes (25.21%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

George Titiulu: 687 votes (18.45%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

George Takeli: 429 votes (11.52%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Davis Maemae: 266 votes (7.14%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rata Morrison: 93 votes (2.50%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Raphael Oli: 87 votes (2.34%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Malcolm Sitana: 32 votes (0.86%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Philip Matou: 25 votes (0.67%)<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Rejected Votes:<\/strong> 6<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Votes Cast: <\/strong>3726 <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Total Registered Voters:<\/strong> 4564<\/p>\n","post_title":"Voters Return to Honiara After Exercising Voting Right in Ulawa","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"voters-return-to-honiara-after-exercising-voting-right-in-ulawa","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 12:31:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-19 01:31:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7643","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7636,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-19 10:08:16","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:08:16","post_content":"\n

Two former Members of Parliament (MPs) from Makira Ulawa Province have successfully retained their seats, as announced by the Returning Officers for Central Makira and Ulawa. Nestor Ghiro secured his seat in Central Makira Constituency while William Marau maintained his position in Ulawa\/Ugi Constituency. Both candidates are affiliated with the OUR Party. The official announcement and winning number of votes will be announced by the Chief Electoral Officer. Vote counting for Makira Ulawa Province contnues today.<\/p>\n","post_title":"Two Former MPs from OUR Party re-elected","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"two-former-mps-from-our-party-re-elected","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-19 10:12:17","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 23:12:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7636","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7630,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:46:00","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:46:00","post_content":"\n

West Honiara Ballot Count to Take Place at St. Barnabas Cathedral while East and Central Honiara Counting Venue Unaffected<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for the West Honiara constituency is set to take place at the St. Barnabas Cathedral area. Following the conclusion of polling day on Wednesday, Returning Officers encountered delays in retrieving all of the ballot boxes. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Consequently, the decision has been made to relocate the counting venue for West Honiara from the Multipurpose Hall to St. Barnabas Cathedral. All ballot boxes for the Honiara constituencies collected after polling day were stored at the Multi-purpose Hall.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Counting will commence once all the ballot boxes have been retrieved and verified by the Returning Officers and officials and agents.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The retrieval process of the ballot boxes was particularly slow in Honiara, which boasts the highest number of registered voters. Meanwhile, counting for the East and Central Honiara constituencies will proceed at the Multi-purpose Hall in Central Honiara<\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting Venue Shift","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-venue-shift","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:47:59","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:47:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7630","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7624,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:30:42","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:42","post_content":"\n

Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/Kokota Constituencies to Kick Off Counting Process at 7am<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Vote counting for Isabel Province starts tomorrow according to the Election Manager Rex Manasseh.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The Election Manager said counting for Gao\/Bugotu, Hograno\/Kia\/Havulei and Maringe\/ Kokota constituencies will commence as early as 7am tomorrow.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr Manasseh said the delay was necessary due to the electoral counting procedure which involves verification.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

He said police and polling officers have successfully retrieved all ballot boxes from all constituencies in Isabel.  <\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBallot boxes were retrieved with security support from the Royal Solomon Islands police in Buala,\u201d he said.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

The province has over 22,000 registered voters casted their votes to elect their Members of Parliament and Provincial Members.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

A total of 345 polling officials have been engaged to man all polling stations across the province. <\/p>\n\n\n\n

Meanwhile the first result for Isabel Province was already declared by the Returning Officer and SIEC CEO Jasper Highwood Anisi, after the candidate for Tirotonga ward was nominated unopposed.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Source: SIEC<\/em><\/strong><\/p>\n","post_title":"Counting of Isabel votes start Friday","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"counting-of-isabel-votes-start-friday","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2024-04-18 22:30:43","post_modified_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:30:43","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/www.tavulinews.com.sb\/?p=7624","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":7620,"post_author":"2","post_date":"2024-04-18 22:28:03","post_date_gmt":"2024-04-18 11:28:03","post_content":"\n

Early Results Emerge with Lawrence Haga's Victory in Bouro East Ward<\/h2>\n\n\n\n

Counting for Makira\/Ulawa Province in the 2024 Joint Election began this morning at the F.M Campbell School Hall in Kirakira.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Central Makira and its three wards are the first to be counted from 10am this morning. Ballot papers for Ulawa\/Ugi constituency and its four wards will start at 2pm today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Election Manager for Makira\/Ulawa Province, Gilbert Tabihau said the biggest hurdle faced was getting the ballot papers to Kirakira given the bad weather in the Weather coast areas.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

\u201cBut with the assistance of choppers, some ballot boxes have made it to the counting centers during the course of today.<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Mr. Tabihau said the two big constituencies of West and East Makira will be counted starting tomorrow (19th<\/sup> April).<\/p>\n\n\n\n

Depending on the pace of counts conducted, some of the