Orange Day marked here

FAMILY Support Centre (FSC) marked the United Nations campaign to end violence against women, known as Orange Day, Tuesday. Orange falls on August  25th to promote women’s rights and raised awareness on violence against them. The event was marked with decorations of printed banner and tables displaying pamphlets of family violence at the front gate…

Call to challenge gov’t in court

MALAITA Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has urged the Parliamentary Opposition group and other out spoken civil society groups to take the DCC government in court over the string of controversial decisions it made recently. Speaking during the press conference early this week, MMF General Secretary Charles Ashley said government’s decision to release payment for boat hiring…

One day meet for premiers

PREMIERS from the nine Provinces and the City Mayor of Honiara City Council are attending a one day Pre-Premiers Conference at the Heritage Park Hotel today. The purpose of the conference is to update Premiers including their Provincial Secretaries, along with the City Mayor and the City Clerk on the Gizo Communiqué and the preparations…

Accused faces sentence

A MAN who faces a number of criminal offences will be sentenced today at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Joseph Lesimae pleaded guilty to one count of disorderly behaviour in a police station and one count of criminal trespass. The court has also found him guilty after a trial of two counts of going armed in…

Appeal hearing next week

THE hearing of an appeal case in relation to a man who appealed his conviction in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court will be heard in the High Court on Tuesday, next week. Nicholas Hemu was found guilty of one count of malicious damage after a trial in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court early this year. This was…

Boso trial resumes today

THE HEARING of evidences into the case of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development, Selina Bosa did not proceed, Tuesday. This was because the court room was used by another magistrate to hear other cases. Public Prosecutor Sirepu Ramosaea also has a case to attend to in the High Court in the…

Three years for arsonist

A MAN who pleaded guilty to burning down a house in northwest Guadalcanal earlier this year was jailed for three years on Tuesday. This is not the first time accused Sam Nasareno was convicted of an arson charge. He has a previous conviction with a suspended jail term of 18 months. Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota…