Bikini Islanders flee rising sea

RNZI: Nuclear test refugees from Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands are now fleeing the effects of climate change on their second home, Kili Island. The Bikini Island Council is appealing to the US for financial help with relocation after repeated king tide flooding and storm surges over the past four years on Kili. The…

No trial date yet for beche-de-mer case

NO trial date has been fixed for the case of the man who allegedly caught and retained beche-de-mer for export during the period of the ban. The matter came before the court yesterday during which prosecution and the defence counsels agreed for trial to be held in November. Any trial date in September is not…

Accused chooses not to take pleas

THE former correctional service officer facing multiple fraud cases involving more than $100,000 did not take his pleas on Friday. Don Lisi Talu did not want to enter his pleas without his lawyer. He told the court he wants to talk to his lawyer first before entering his plea. The accused appeared in the Honiara…

Murder accused to know fate Aug 28

FATE of the three men accused of the brutal murder of the young diplomat outside of the Honiara Central Market in 2012, will be known in court on August 28. This was after the prosecution and the defence presented their closing submissions before Justice Francis Mwanesalua, Friday. Cecil Manu, Simon Peter Delemani, and Peter Diau…

Tax-free case again on Sept 11

THE next preliminary hearing on the legal suit challenging the tax-free pay awarded to MPs is on September 11. Parties to the civil case on Friday discussed preliminary issues in relation to disclosures and filing of documents. The parties have completed the first orders imposed by the court on the last court date for documents…

Logging licensee appeals to gov’t

A LOGGING licence holder, landowner and chief, Kollish Tutua of Katupika ward in south Choiseul has questioned the government through the Ministry of Forestry on issues relating to the logging industry. He said that there are lots of issues that were left unnoticed by the government of the day which affects the lives of local…

New Makira Weather Coast shipping contract

THE Ministry of Infrastructure Development has awarded a new contract for a shipping service to the Makira Weather Coast. A two-year contract for the service has been awarded to Marau Shipping Services Limited who will operate MV Kesoko on the route. Funding is being provided jointly by the Solomon Islands Government and the Asian Development…

Finally, toilets for Ilia school

ILIA Primary School in east Honiara was one of the earliest schools to have been established in the area. Built in the early 1970s, it was located a few kilometres from the Borderline bus stop and a few hundred steps to the recently established Normal Palmer or Christ the King school at nearby Gilbert camp.…