Murder case adjourned to May 4

THE case of the two men accused of the murder of a young man found floating at Lungga Creek, East of Honiara has been further adjourned to May 4. This is to give time for prosecution to prepare and serve the disclosures on this case to the defence counsel. Principal Magistrate Ricky Iomea ordered prosecution…

Public praised for good behavior

Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast has thanked the members of the public for behaving well during the good-will visit made by the Taiwanese Navy squadron early this week. When speaking to the local media during a police press conference yesterday, the police chief said, the public has displayed a friendly welcome and a peaceful behavior to…

Patrol boat Auki to remain in Vanuatu

The Police patrol boat ‘Auki ‘will continue to provide assistance to neighboring Vanuatu for an extra period of time upon request from the Vanuatu government. This was revealed by the Police commissioner, Frank Prendergast while speaking at the police media conference yesterday. Patrol Boat Auki was deployed to Port Vila, Vanuatu on a humanitarian mission…

Revenue for1st quarter on the right trend

REVENUE collection for the first quarter of this year is on the right direction towards achieving the estimated 2015 budget., That’s according to the Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Finance & Treasury Fred Fakariwhen appearing before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) committee recently. “We are currently in the position we expected to be,…

Taskforce set up to probe beche-de-mer

A Special Taskforce has been established to investigate the beche-de-mer industry in light of allegations that the issuance of licenses for the exportation marine products (beche-de-mer) were in breach of relevant laws. The Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has announced this Thursday. “It was alleged that issuance of Export License on Marine Products…

Man claims officer hit him on the mouth

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Lusibaea challenges Parliament over Fisheries Bill

MEMBER of Parliament for North Malaita Jimmy Lusibaea has challenged Parliament as to whose interest is Solomon Islands pushing to pass the Fisheries Management Bill 2015. Mr Lusibaea’s call came amidst reports that the European Union has pressured the Fisheries Ministry for Parliament to pass the Fisheries Management Bill 2015 or risk losing its access…

Vura CHS soon to own library

More than 830 students studying at the Vura community highschool (CHS) will soon benefit from the first ever library in the school. The newly built school library is expected to be completed by next week said the construction leader Marlon Mau. Mr Mua said, at the moment they just waiting for paints to arrive and…

Police probe Shortland murder

POLICE are still investigating the case of a young man who allegedly stabbed to death a man at Shortland Islands, Western Province early this year. Martin Rapena, 18, briefly appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court yesterday and his matter was further adjourned to 7 May.Public Prosecutor Olivia Ratu who appeared on instructions of her colleague…