Brothers face manslaughter inquiry

A LONG form preliminary inquiry will be conducted next in the case of two brothers accused of killing a man at Papaho, Mbokonavera 4 Heights, in Honiara in early February. This was after the brothers denied the charge of manslaughter yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. William Babasi and his younger brother Kevin Susui Babasi…

More police officers retired

A TOTAL of 28 members of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (PSIPF) were farewelled yesterday after reaching their retirement age of 55. The farewelled ceremony took place at the Rove Police headquarters. Speaking to the media, Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast acknowledged the officers for their hard work during their time with the force. “I…

Gov’t House condemns vandalism on property

The Government House has condemned people who have vandalized security lights at the entrance to the Governor General’s residence as disrespectful with no care attitude. The incident happened early morning yesterday between 1am and 3am. This is actually the second time it has happened; the first time they damaged only one security light. A spokesman…

Councillors briefed on Parliamentary procedures

Honiara City Councillors can now be familiar with the Parliamentary Procedures and how to conduct effective meetings. This was after an induction was conducted yesterday for the full council. Some of the Parliamentary procedures discussed were the standing orders, how to debate motions, conduct of meetings and other important procedures and standing committee’s functions. The…

Rini fails the people of Malaita: Lusibaea

FINANCE Minister Snyder Rini has failed the people of Malaita Province, North Malaita MP Jimmy Lusibaea claimed. This is because the current budgetary allocations in the 2015 Appropriation Bill 2015 does not specify the two anticipated development sites identified in Malaita Province namely Bina habour and Suafa bay proposed development in the south and north…

Citizens must report misconduct

LAST week the LCC has formally charged the Member of Parliament for West Guadalcanal, Moses Garu for official misconduct. Chair of LCC, Francis Luza says the charge relates to an incident in December 2012 when Garu facilitated the appointment of his wife to be the Constituency Development Officer for West Guadalcanal. Last Month LCC also…

Civil Society organization CEDAW committee formed

A new Civil Society organization committee to monitor the progress of the Concluding Observations on the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was formed last week. The Solomon Islands Civil Society Organizations CEDAW Committee (SICSOCC) was formed after a one day workshop on the CEDAW which was attended by women representatives from…

Menapi: We are prepared

The head coach for Western United FC, the Solomon Islands representative club to the Oceania Club Champions League, Commins Menapi says United is prepared for their opening match against Vanuatu’s Amicale FC tomorrow. In an email on Thursday Menapi said, the players are happy and are looking forward for this first match and vowed that…