LAND TRANSFER REVOKED

Commissioner of Lands (CoL) Alan Mcneil has issued one notice to retrieve (resume) the land at Ranadi sold by Honiara City Council (HCC) to Excellent Resources Management Limited and Asian Company. The land is for Biosecurity work, a statement issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Media Unit said. The move to reclaim…

Charges on fake scholarship case withdrawn 

THE charges against the man accused of selling fake scholarships to three people and obtained $10,000 were withdrawn on Monday due to insufficient evidence. The trial on those three counts of false pretence against John Folia was scheduled to start on Monday before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. However, appearing in court on Monday, Public Prosecutor…

PM visits sports facility

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has visited the Solomon Islands Institute of Sports (SIIS) to witness first-hand, the progress on the work of the first-ever dedicated investment to Sports Development in Solomon Islands.  The Prime Minister was also accompanied by his Cabinet Ministers and other Government MPs, a statement from Prime Ministers Press Secretariat said. Speaking…

Elderly chief jailed over sexual offences 

A JUDGE has told an elderly chief from Isabel who sexually assaulted his 11-year-old grand-niece twice in 2019 that his behaviour towards the complainant is not one that is expected of him as a chief. Judge Maelyn Bird made these remarks when sentencing the 59-year-old to four years in prison after pleading guilty to two…

Selwyn College to launch Golden Jubilee celebration

Selwyn College National Secondary School will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee in September. A church service to launch the jubilee celebration will be conducted at the Saint Barnabas Cathedral, 2 pm on Sunday 21st Marc 2021. Vice President of the Selwyn College Old Scholars Association (SOSA) Shalom Waita said SOSA in collaboration with the Golden…