Games council boss happy

The National – PACIFIC Games Council president Vidhya Lakhan, who was in Port Moresby for a week, left on a happy note, confident that everything will fall in place come the Games on July 4.
 His mood was not the same less than a month ago when he left after checking out venues.
He described the…

PNG debut outside Oceania

OFC: The Papua New Guinea women’s national team have made great ground since returning to action following last year’s OFC Women’s Nations Cup, making their international debut outside of Oceania as they build for the Pacific Games and Olympic qualifiers. The side kicked off their return to the international stage with a two match series…

Rano charged with forgery, fabrication

Lawyer faces court A LOCAL lawyer has been charged for allegedly fabricating a local court decision in 2012. Wilson Rano, of Rano & Company legal firm, is facing charges of forgery and fabrication. His matter was mentioned in court on Monday but because police prosecutions were locked out of their office and could not get…

YWCA to hold AGM

THE YWCA of Solomon Islands’ Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday 26th of March . This will take place  at its conference room at Town Ground, Honiara, starting at 1.00pm YWCASI General Secretary Jenta Manu said: “This year’s AGM is a special occasion for the organization because we will be launching our…

Upgraded roads won’t be tarsealed

Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) says all the roads that will be upgraded in Honiara won’t be tarsealed. MID Director Harry Rini clarified this following speculation that all upgraded roads in Honiara will be tarsealed. However Mr Rini that all upgraded roads in Honiara will not be tar-sealed.  “A good numbers of communities in…

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…