Drivers urged to take care

DRIVERS have been called upon to take extra care when using the roads during this wet weather. Honiara resident Stanley Waura said, it is important to drive slowly along the high way traffic speed to avoid road accidents.      A Traffic Police officer yesterday also issued warning to motorists, adding that during such rainy weather, and…

Magistrate unhappy with adjournments

A HONIARA Magistrate has expressed his disappointment in the adjournment of most cases yesterday including custodial matters. All matters taken carriage of by the Police Prosecution have yesterday been all adjourned because prosecutors were locked out of their office since Monday. Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika said this has affected his trial diary as he was…

Man discharged of rape charges

A 65-YEAR-OLD man has been discharged yesterday after the court found insufficient evidence into the rape charges against him to send him to the High Court for trial. The man from Central Province, who cannot be named to protect the alleged victim’s identity, had earlier pleaded not guilty to five counts of rape. The alleged…

New trial date for officer

A NEW trial date has been set on Tuesday for the suspended police officer facing a larceny charge. Florence Taro was supposed to stand trial on Monday for two counts of larceny in a dwelling house but she did not turn up in court that day. The defence is also seeking more time. The matter…

EU envoy visits Choiseul

THE European Union Ambassador to Solomon Islands Leonidas Tezapsidis paid a visit to Choiseul Province from the 2nd to 4th of March. This was mainly to discuss and hear from those who have received financial support from the European Union and its development partners. The highlight of this trip was the discussion and feedback received…

Council to carryout building inspection

THE Honiara City Council (HCC) will soon conduct its inspection of buildings in Honiara. In a statement, the City Clerk office has advised all residential and commercial building owners that the Council shall be carrying out inspection of buildings starting from within the Central Business District (CBD) area of the city and later to the…

Govt recognises gender equality

THE GOVERNMENT now has national policies in place that recognises gender equality as the heart of human and economic progress. Minister of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs Jimson Tanagada was speaking at International Women’s Day celebration in Honiara yesterday which was celebrated at the Art Gallery. “Through these policies, our efforts have been focused…

HCC supports women empowerment

THE Honiara City Council (HCC) recognises and supports empowerment of women according to deputy mayor Eddie Ngava. Speaking at the International Women’s Day celebration yesterday, Mr Ngava said HCC is also taking initiatives in encouraging women, on various fronts. “The city council now has a woman appointed councillor, though we would like to see more…

Women with special needs must be recognised: Tana

WOMEN and girls living with disability face a double burden according to the Minister for Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs. Speaking during the International Women’s Day celebration on Tuesday, Jimson Tana said those people are not only regarded as passive victims but by their very nature and form. The theme of this year’s International…

Vodafone Fiji in top 10 for speed

Fiji Times – VODAFONE Fiji has been ranked the fastest provider of broadband speeds in the Pacific region, beating top mobile providers Vodafone New Zealand, Optus and Telstra in Australia. According to global leader in broadband speed testing, Ookla, Fiji was second to M1 Singapore in the Asia Pacific. The results were based on the…