Sheer hard work paid off: SOSA coach

The coach of SOSA the newly crowned Honiara Netball Association (HNA) Netball League champions, Shalom Akao says she was impressed with her team’s performance. Ms Akao said it was through sheer hard work that brought them victory in this year’s HNA league champions. SOSA netball club has again proved their dominance in the Honiara netball…

Judge scorns police probe of sexual cases

THE level and standard of police investigation into sexual violence cases varies from poor to abysmal, a High Court judge says. Justice Pallaras was speaking on his experiences and views from the bench in relation to sexual offending and family violence at the Family Violence and Youth Justice Workshop that started yesterday at the Honiara…

Where’s our DPP?

Country needs a full-time Director of Public Prosecution, says judge A HIGH Court judge says the country needs and deserves a “full time” Director of Public Prosecutions. Justice Stephen Pallaras, QC, made the call in light of the frequent overseas travels by the Director of Public Prosecution Ronald Bei Talasasa. He said Mr Talasasa’s regular…

PNA hailed for tuna efforts

PEW, Greenpeace and World Wide Fund (WWF) have congratulated the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) for their increased commitments to the sustainable management of their tuna fisheries. Amanda Nickson, Director Global Tuna Conservation campaign Pew Environment Group; Alfred Schuman, director Smart Fishing Initiative World Wide Fund for Nature; Sari Tolvanen, Project Leader Global Tuna…

MSG meets to boost trade

Members of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) are meeting this week at the South Pacific Community Headquarters in Noumea, New Caledonia to discuss trade and economic issues and initiatives that will boost trade relations between Melanesian countries under the newly revised MSG Trade Agreement to be finalized in 2015. The MSG series of meetings started…

Local pays off MV Kosco

LOCAL businessman and former board member of the Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) Mockson Aaron is now the sole owner of MV Kosco. Mr Aaron paid off MV Kosco with $5.5M from its previous owners. Mr Aaron, who operates the Gizo Water Front Restaurant, said he decided to buy the boat because of the travelling…