Growing public distrust of gov’t

PUBLIC dissatisfaction with certain decisions of the Sogavare government is growing by the day. This is despite the huge public support it garnered during its early days. Today, the government appeared to have lost that support and trust. All because of the numerous controversial decisions it made since coming into power. Initially, the nation expects…

$2,000 bribe exposed

A MAGISTRATE Court official on Wednesday exposed a $2,000 cash bribe he was offered to alter court records. Jimmy Hanahunu, who is responsible for civil cases, decided to go public with the case to send a message to the community that bribery is a crime that officials like him will not tolerate. “This landowner from…

Alleged attackers deny action

A WOMAN and her two relatives accused of attacking the woman’s husband resulting in an eye injury in May, have denied the allegations, Wednesday. Rachael Roko, 28, Lionel Aenasi 32, and Michael Malefo, 22, have pleaded not guilty to the charges of grievous harm and demanding money with menaces. After entering their pleas, a bail…

Arsonist jailed

A man who burnt down a house last year at a village in Guadalcanal Province has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, Wednesday. Severo Koltoghe, 30, of Guadalcanal pleaded guilty to one count of escaping lawful custody and was found guilty after a trial for the charge of arson. Principal Magistrate Ricky Iomea in…

Hopes to reopen Gwaunaru’u airport dashes

MAINTENANCE work has been completed and Aviation already declared Gwaunaru’u airport safe to received flights after an inspection, but all those efforts were in vain when landowners refused to sign the reviewed Memorandum of Understanding with the Government and Malaita Provincial Government on Tuesday this week. Malaita premier Peter Ramohia said the delegation of landowners…