Adaliua Church to be dedicated

THE newly constructed Adaliua South Sea Evangelical Church(SSEC) building in East Honiara will be officially dedicated this weekend. Assistance Pastor, Paul Aba Billy confirmed this over the weekend. He said, that the new building was constructed in 2012 and is now ready for its official dedication program this Saturday. Last Sunday, SSEC church members in…

Five years for rape

You violated the trust of the girl’s parents, accused told A MAN who raped his 14-year-old niece two years ago in a Guadalcanal village was jailed for five years in the High Court, on Tuesday. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer told the accused, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, he…

Mbike accused seeks bail variation

THE man accused of the Mbike Island shooting, Central Province last year is seeking to vary one of his bail conditions. He appeared on Monday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court and his matter was further adjourned to Monday next week. This is to allow the prosecution and defence to come with an agreement to vary…

Suspect yet be arrested after hitting wife

THE suspect from Ulawa Island who struck her partner with a timber during the Easter weekend is yet to be arrested by police. Makira Provincial Police Commander Richard Hane revealed this to the Solomon Star, Tuesday. The incident was occurred at Rehia village on Easter Saturday following an argument. As a result she was hospitalised…

Pre-trial hearing in fraud case

A PRE-TRIAL conference will be conducted next on the case of the man who allegedly defrauded the government of $7.3 million from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika fixed 11 May for the pre-trial conference. John Biliki, 45, of Choiseul had earlier denied the charges against him. The charges were…

Rape trial aborted

A MAN facing a rape and buggery/unnatural sex charge at the High Court has been acquitted yesterday after the girl changed her story. This would be the second rape case this month that has been acquitted because the alleged victim decided to change her story. The matter was listed for trial before Chief Justice Sir…

Graveyard rape trial starts

A RAPE trial will commence today in the High Court in relation to an incident that occurred at the Kola’a Ridge grave yard, Honiara in 2013. Peter Kaoni is facing one count of rape for allegedly raping a girl at the Kola’a Ridge grave yard. He denied the allegation and a trial was listed for…

Sales of salt fish to be banned

SELLING of salt fish at the Honiara central market will be banned when the main market reopens tomorrow. The Honiara City Council and Honiara Central Market Management agreed to this following a meeting yesterday. Honiara Central Market Master Saxon Ofata told the Solomon Star on Tuesday saying the sales of salt fish will be prohibited…

Manepora’a lauds allocation for development budget

Member of Parliament (MP) for East Are’Are Andrew Manepora’a has praised the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government for its commitment to allocate SBD$1, 41.3 million out of its SBD $4.18 billion budget for this year’s development budget. Speaking in parliament, Manepora’a described the move as a major step forward because in the past development…

Maneporaa: This budget will build my constituency

Member of Parliament for East Are’Are and Minister for the Ministry of Lands, Housing & Survey (MLHS) Andrew Manepora’asays the 2015 Budget will address major development priorities in his constituency. Speaking in Parliament this weekManepora’a said, this year’s budget will have a huge impact in the rural areas and East Are’Are constituency is one of…