Adaliua Church to be dedicated

THE newly constructed Adaliua South Sea Evangelical Church(SSEC) building in East Honiara will be officially dedicated this weekend. Assistance Pastor, Paul Aba Billy confirmed this over the weekend. He said, that the new building was constructed in 2012 and is now ready for its official dedication program this Saturday. Last Sunday, SSEC church members in…

Five years for rape

You violated the trust of the girl’s parents, accused told A MAN who raped his 14-year-old niece two years ago in a Guadalcanal village was jailed for five years in the High Court, on Tuesday. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer told the accused, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, he…

Pre-trial hearing in fraud case

A PRE-TRIAL conference will be conducted next on the case of the man who allegedly defrauded the government of $7.3 million from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika fixed 11 May for the pre-trial conference. John Biliki, 45, of Choiseul had earlier denied the charges against him. The charges were…

Rape trial aborted

A MAN facing a rape and buggery/unnatural sex charge at the High Court has been acquitted yesterday after the girl changed her story. This would be the second rape case this month that has been acquitted because the alleged victim decided to change her story. The matter was listed for trial before Chief Justice Sir…

Sales of salt fish to be banned

SELLING of salt fish at the Honiara central market will be banned when the main market reopens tomorrow. The Honiara City Council and Honiara Central Market Management agreed to this following a meeting yesterday. Honiara Central Market Master Saxon Ofata told the Solomon Star on Tuesday saying the sales of salt fish will be prohibited…