Raoga trial July 3

THE court will be hearing evidences on the case of the Inland Revenue Division (IRD) officer accused of defrauding the government of much needed tax revenue, in July. Chief Magistrate John Numapo set down July 3 to July 14 for the trial on the matter of Ellison Raoga. This was after the pre-trial conference was…

POLICE HOLD GUN MEN

303 rifle, live bullets found inside car TWO men have been arrested, charged and remanded in police custody yesterday for possessing a gun, live bullets and a knife in their vehicle on Monday in Honiara. Eddie Iro Kwanairara, 41, and 29 year-old Willie Laukene Nunu were charged with one count each of possession of firearm…

Traffic incidents up

469 road accidents, 86 injuries, 8 deaths THE number of road traffic accidents in Solomon Islands has increased over the last four years a survey conducted within 2013 to 2016 revealed. The survey was conducted by the offices of Medical Statistics and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force. According to the survey, from 2013 to…

Aipia acquitted

Doctor Regional Aipia, who was accused of catching and retaining Beche-de-mer during the ban period in 2013, is now a free man. This was after Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga had him acquitted of one count of catches and retains Beche-de-mer contrary to regulation 13A of the Fisheries (Amendment) Regulation 2009 and section 59 of the…

Vietnamese to face court, Thursday

The forty Vietnamese who came on the blue wooden boats and stole our marine resources will be appearing in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court this Thursday. They came to the Honiara Magistrates’ Court yesterday but since there was no interpreter available, their matter was further adjourned. The crew members will appear together with the three captains…