Murder accused without lawyer

A man accused of being involved in the killing of a man at Tetere in 2010, is still without a legal representative. Isaac Para on Thursday said, he wants a lawyer to represent him and his matter was therefore adjourned to December 23, to give him time to secure a lawyer. He is co-accused with…

Low turnout of voters

THE Guadalcanal Provincial election has attracted low turnout of voters on Wednesday. Unlike the recent national general elections, many people in the province and around the country came out to elect their members of parliament. Acting paramount chief of Saghalu ward, John Batista Kaoni blamed the low turnout of voters on Ministry of Provincial Government…

Women’s rights movement launch

A Women’s Rights Action Movement (WRAM)was launched on Wednesday to support the advancement of women and girls human rights in the Solomon Islands. WRAM Vice-chair, Afu Billy launched the organisation that marks the end of the 16 days of Activism campaign against gender-based violence. Speaking at the launching, WRAM president, Rose Isukana said WRAM was…

REP hands over new trucks to HCC

The Rapid Employment Project (REP) handed over two brand new trucks to the Honiara City Council (HCC) at the Hyundai compound at Ranadi on Thursday. The two trucks were paid for by the REP, using grant funds made available by the World Bank, which cost around SBD $718,000. Manufactured by Hyundai of South Korea, the…

Beu retains seat

CARETAKER premier of Temotu Premier Fr Brown Beu has retained his seat in Nangu ward. This follows the successful provincial election on Wednesday. In Temotu Neo ward 17 the winner is Nickson Lanoli while for Bekapoa Ward 11 John Micheal. Fr Beu retained his seat for a second term serving in Temotu provincial assembly. New…

Suibaea unseated

Malaita’s Caretaker Premier Edwin Miniti Suibaea has been unseated in the provincial election. His successor, Glen Waneta polled a big margin against his rivals as counting for Northern region wards was completed at Maluú station on Thursday. Speaking to this paper minutes after the results were announced Suibaea revealed as a leader he profoundly accept…

SSEC regional youth convention opens

East Guadalcanal South Sea Evangelist Church (SSEC) hosted a one week regional youth convention at Numbu village on Thursday in Honiara. More than a hundred youths from various communities around Guadalcanal, including Honiara attended the event. The program opened with a parade before the fellowship kicked off. As part of the opening program, guests were…