Pepeo is still on the run

A MAN who has failed to turn up in court since last year to answer to his charges including one that he allegedly collided with another car killing the driver, is yet to be located and re-arrested. Robert Pepeo has been under a warrant of arrest since November 2015. Public Prosecutor John Wesley Zoze on…

Man who faces rape charge denies allegations

A man who allegedly raped and indecently assaulted his wife’s niece has denied the allegation yesterday when he appeared in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court.  The man who cannot be named to protect the identity of the alleged victim yesterday pleaded not guilty to four counts of indecent assault and one count of rape. The alleged…

Commander PPF takes RSIPF’s deputy post

The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) Participating Police Force Commander (CPPF), John Tanti has taken his oath before the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Commissioner Frank Prendergast at Rove Police Headquarters on the on Monday this week. Commander John Tanti takes his oath to carry out duties as Deputy Commissioner of Royal…

Three accused allowed to return to Malaita

Three of the five men accused of threatening Dalgro Construction Company workers in Malaita at gun point have been allowed to travel to Malaita. This was after the court varied two of their strict bail conditions. The five accused, Iki Olomea, Leonard Ofaga, Redley Abarai, Jimmy Enobana and Simon Fiusiale were released on bail on…

Pressing national issues

Dear Editor – “How best could energetic Solomon Islanders men and women, boys and girls on gender balance” address pressing national issues? It is always my prayer and hope, that in order to shoulder this nation ahead, we need to be more careful, generous and responsible citizens, right across this diverse scattered isle of the…

Nurses forum in Honiara

Dear Editor – In officially opening the 18th South Pacific Nurses Forum and 7th South Pacific Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers Alliance Meeting in Honiara this week, the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, highlighted the core constraints and ongoing challenges in the Solomon Islands health sector. The Prime Minister referred in particular to problems in the…

Volleyball team returns with pride

It was an emotional moment following the arrival of the Women and men’s volleyball national volleyball teams who returned Tuesday with a bronze medal after defeating Cook Islands in the Oceania women volleyball zonal championship. A small crowd of family members were at the Honiara international terminal to  welcome and greeted our women’s team who…

MPs back in action today

Members of Parliament (MP) will again hit the football pitch today to take on the Oldies at the SIFF Academy field. This will be the third time MPs will take on the veteran side. The recent meet between the two teams saw the MPs finish off with an impressive 5-2 win. At that time they…