Opinion: Your quick guide to the Solomon Islands elections

By Priestley Habru, University of Adelaide and 360info Staff Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare could retain power on 17 April but who stands in his way of making history?  Solomon Islands sits on the edge of a

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Pacific nation hosts its biggest-ever election day

Ballots are due to be cast in one of the Pacific’s largest elections as Solomon Islanders, from the city to remote villages, choose their next national leaders.  About 350,000 people are due to vote across 50 seats

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CARE Leader calls for peaceful and respectful elections, 6,780 polling officials for 2024 joint elections

The Solomon Islands Leader of the Coalition for Accountability, Reform and Empowerment (CARE) Matthew Wale, who employed a character-assassination campaign approach in this year’s election campaign and sparked

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Solomon Islands PM’s wife slams report on family properties as unethical journalism

The wife of the caretaker Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has described the In-depth Solomons article titled ‘Solomons PM Has Millions in Property, Raising Questions Around Wealth’ as a publication

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Solomon Islands declares public holiday on Election day, liqour ban

Solomon Islands Government had declared Wednesday 17 April 2024 as a public holiday for the conduct of national, provincial and Honiara City Council elections. The caretaker Minister of Home Affairs, Christopher Laore

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Solomon Islands PM has millions in property, raising questions around wealth

The prime minister of Solomon Islands has recently gone on a home-building spree, constructing eight valuable new houses in and around the capital city of Honiara. KEY POINTS: Manasseh Sogavare, the four-time prime

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2024 joint ballot papers arrived safely in Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands official ballot papers for the 2024 Joint Election are printed and have now arrived in the country on Tuesday this week. The ballot papers totaling a record of 1 million, cater to voter numbers in a

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IMO to open regional office in Fiji to serve the Pacific

International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will open its seventh Regional Presence Office, in Suva, Fiji, to serve countries and territories in the Pacific Islands region. IMO Secretary-General Arsenio Dominguez and

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Women make up just six percent of candidates for Solomon Islands election

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission has revealed the number of women candidates running at the 2024 national election will be just six percent of the total number of candidates contesting, lower than the previous

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Pacific youth to #SwipeUp4Change

Young climate activists and content creators from the Pacific are taking steps to harness the power of social media to further drive climate action in the region. Twenty young people are in Suva for a week-long workshop

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700 plus UXOs destroyed in Solomon Islands Western Province

Seven hundred plus unexploded ordnance (UXOs) have been destroyed in Western Province in Solomon Islands after a 12 days operation.  Explosive Ordnance Disposal Department (EODD) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police

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Solomon Islands caretaker PM Sogavare says government needs to secure more loans

Solomon Islands needs to secure more loans to fully deliver projects in the National Infrastructure Priority Pipeline 2023 (NIPP 2023), caretaker Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare stated. In his keynote address at the

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