CJ opens legal year

The 2016 legal year has been officially opened, Monday in a ceremonial sitting at the High Court. The event started off with the inspection of the Guard of Honour in front of the High Court by Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer. This followed by speeches from the Attorney General, President of the Bar Association and…

High Court to have two more judges

The High Court will soon have two more judges joining the bench bringing the total number of judges to seven. This will help reduce the delays in the hearing of cases and delivering of judgments. One is a local judge while another is an expatriate judge who will be arriving next month. The two judges…

AG warns in-experience private lawyers

The country’s Attorney General James Apaniai has raised a concern regarding certain in-experienced private legal practitioners. Speaking at the 2016 legal opening year, Mr Apaniai said this issue is a matter of concern to the public which should be of great concern to the Bar Association. “While acknowledging that the majority of private legal practitioners…

Four teachers run school

NAHARAHAU Primary School in Wainoni district, Makira province is in need of teachers. This was highlighted by Head teacher Joseph Bare to inform authorities and parents of the school’s plight. “I want to inform you authorities and parents that in 2015, we did not have the required number of teachers,” Mr. Bare said. He said…

NTU step up health check on students

THE National Training Unit (NTU) of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development is taking stricter measures on the health of its sponsored students. As such, NTU is ensuring sponsored students complete a medical clearance form before their arrangements are processed. Speaking during the 2016 orientation and the scholarship award presentation ceremony, NTU director…

Malaita needs a magistrate

People in and around Malu’u were made aware that there is no magistrate in Malaita. This was revealed by Malu’u Police boss Inspector Peter Kinita during Police and Chiefs awareness talks at the Malu’u main market during the weekend. The Officer made the people aware after they have experienced an increase in illegal sale of…

Site sought to build war museum

The Solomon Scouts and Coastwatchers Trust plans to build a war museum and an information centre in the national capital, Honiara. The Trust’s Chairman, Sir Bruce Saunders has revealed the plan to the Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare. Sir Bruce said the Trust is searching for a site in and around Honiara to build the ‘War…