United close to reveal final team

Western United FC will soon reveal the final list of players that will represent the Solomon Islands in the Oceania Clubs’ Champions League. This was revealed by Western United club management yesterday. He said, the final team should be known next week. Currently United has 30 players on training but only 23 players will make…

Former athlete appointed as new patron

Solomon Islands Athletics Federation (SIAF) has a new patron; he is former national athletics sprinter Francis Manioru. Manioru was appointed to be Athletics Solomon’s Patron after Athletics Solomon’s previous Patron Sir George Lepping died last year. Manioru represented the Solomon Islands in more than 10 international outings with some very impressive results. Manioru is no…

Alleged robbers seek bail

THE court will rule on the bail application made for the men accused of the $4 million Westpac daylight robbery next week. Lawyers representing the men made the application for bail yesterday, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo will hand down his ruling on Monday next week. Security officer Harry…

Boso trial soon

THE permanent secretary for the Ministry of Rural Development accused of failing to furnish information to the Ombudsman office will be standing trial soon. The hearing date will be fixed on 8 April, when the matter returns to court. Selina Boso did not turn up Tuesday in court, to which her lawyer told the court…

Murder accused to stand trial in High Court

TWO men accused of the murder of a man at George Wu area at Chinatown, Honiara, have been committed to stand trial in the High Court. This was after the court found sufficient evidence against them to refer them for trial in the High Court following a short form preliminary inquiry, Wednesday. Twenty-six-year-old Silas Saru…

Court refuses Tovosia, Veke bid

CHIEF Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota has refused an  application to stay the criminal proceedings against MP for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia and former Guadalcanal premier Anthony Veke. Nuatali Tongarutu, who is representing Tovosia, made an application to stay the criminal proceedings against the two accused. She argued the civil case dealing with the same issues from…

Police prosecutors back on the job

POLICE prosecutors turned up in court on Wednesday in their uniforms and with case files after their office doors were unlocked on Tuesday afternoon. They were locked out of their office on Monday due to rental dues which was actually due at the end of this month.The landlord however, locked them out until the first…

Bad weather, classes off

NAMOIA secondary school in east Kwara’ae, Malaita province has suspended its classes since Tuesday due to bad weather. Chairman of the school Enoch Idui told the paper on Wednesday, they have decided to temporary close the school due to very strong wind hitting their areas. Idui added there was no heavy rain except for very…

Habu meets PM, expresses support to DCC

Isabel Premier James Habu has expressed his province’s support towards the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government led by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. During a courtesy visit to the PM on Wednesday Mr Habu expressed his people’s congratulation to the new government and the PM.  “On behalf of the people of Isabel Province, I would…