Son who allegedly killed dad remanded

A MAN accused of the murder of his father at Gilbert Camp, Central Honiara on Monday, has been remanded yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. James Hou, 23, of Malaita was charged with the murder of his father following an alleged incident on 16 March 2015 at their Gilbert Camp home. Police alleged that the…

Smooth switch for Menapi

OFC: Beating defending champions Solomon Warriors to the domestic S-League title is another task to tick off a long list of achievements for former Solomon Islands international Commins Menapi. One of his first major coaching roles was with the Solomon Islands U-20 side which competed in the 2014 OFC U-20 Championship, however the S-League title…

SIFF congress set

The 2015 Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) congress is now set for the end of the month. In a statement on Tuesday SIFF had informed it members, stakeholder, partners and the public that the 2015 SIFF congress will take place on Saturday 28th March. This congress will also mark the election of a new executive…

Ranking drop to lowest

SOLOMON Islands has hit its lowest ranking ever since 1993. In the latest FIFA Ranking released on March 12, Solomon Islands moved a spot down from 183 to 184 on the world FIFA ranking. This has been dubbed as so far the worst ranking Solomon Islands has ever reached. The ranking made a positive move…

12 to man Caucus office

THE Government has appointed 12 people to man its Caucus Office. This brings the number of political appointees the government has confirmed so far to 19. The first seven appointees manning the Prime Minister’s Private Office was announced yesterday. They include a special secretary to the prime minister, a private secretary, an international relations secretary,…

Man admits beating wife

A 62-YEAR-OLD man yesterday confessed he beat his wife with a wood, resulting in her receiving a broken arm last year in Guadalcanal. George Uvi entered the guilty plea to one count of grievous harm before Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga. Mitigation and sentencing submissions on his case will be made tomorrow. He assaulted his wife…

Accused to take plea over stabbing

A YOUNG man who allegedly stabbed his wife with a scissors last year at the GPPOL 2 area, in East Guadalcanal will take his plea on March 24. Junior Taro, 19, is facing one count of unlawful wounding. He allegedly stabbed his wife with a scissors on her left rib, left wrist and neck causing…

SIWIBA members attend leadership training

Founder of Women International, Marga Fripp conducted an inspiring workshop on leadership for members of the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) at the YWCA conference room yesterday. Her visit to Honiara inspired many women who attended her sessions that started over the weekend and SIWIBA was privileged to have Ms. Fripp to talk…

Over-stayed African faces court here

AN African national accused of illegally staying in the country after his residence permit expired last year is facing court here. Mumtaz Baidoo of Ghana is facing one count of unlawful presence. He is charged under the Immigration Act 2012. According to the Immigration, Baidoo’s residency permit expired in May, 2014. Public Prosecutor Willie Vaiyu…

Fake gold dealers to make application

Three men accused of obtaining more than $300,000 from selling fake gold bars to a former Minister in 2012 will be making an application to stay the false pretence charge laid against them. The application will be heard on April 6 if the Honiara Magistrates’ Court has the jurisdiction to hear it, but if it…