Moves to address land issues in Malaita

The Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government will carry out a major traditional boundary demarcation exercise program in Malaita Province next year. National Consultant for Land Reform in the Office of the Prime Minister Genesis Kofana revealed in an  interview this week. “This exercise will cost taxpayers money approximately worth $1million that is for Malaita…

MSG Trade Fair underway in Noumea

The region’s biggest and most exciting annual trade fair – the MSG Trade Fair got underway yesterday at the Chambres du Metiers in Noumea, New Caledonia showcasing a wide range of industries, products and investment opportunities. Over 60 exhibitors and entrepreneurs from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia are participating at…

Juvenile trial vacated

TRIAL has been vacated yesterday on the case of the juvenile facing a defilement charge, giving him a chance to find another lawyer to represent him. This was after the juvenile turned up in court yesterday without a lawyer. His lawyer Stanley Aupai from the Public Solicitor’s Office has gone on leave. He has requested…

Hunikera trial resumes next month

CONTINUATION of trial in relation to the traffic case against former provincial police commander of Guadalcanal Daniel Hunikera will start next month. Last Friday prosecution called only one witness. Prosecution will call another witness and avail four other police officers for the defence to cross-examine before closing its case. So far five witnesses were already…

PEC awards hearing ends

THE hearing of the legal suit challenging the tax-free pay awarded to MPs in April this year has ended on Tuesday in the High Court. Closing submissions will be made today. The trial started on Monday before Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer. Parliamentary Wing Leader of the People’s First Party Derrick Manu’ari, who was one…

Militant meeting claim denied

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