Murder probe yet to finish

INVESTIGATIONS into the murder case involving two men who allegedly assaulted a deceased at China Town, Honiara, early this year continues. Police Prosecutor David Tepai on Thursday informed the court on the status of investigations into the case. He said only two more witness statement are yet to be obtained. He then sought an adjournment…

Students confront business over foul smell

HONIARA High School students and their teacher on Thursday confronted a prominent Honiara businessman over foul smell emanating from ABA Corporation premises in Chinatown. The bad smell was believed to have come from rotten products thrown into a drainage that runs between the classroom and ABA compound. The students and their deputy principal Allen Ketei…

No lawyer, case adjourned

A YOUNG man facing criminal offences in the Honiara Magistrate Court is still without a lawyer. The 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the court he made a request to the Public Solicitor’s Office seeking legal representation but since then no lawyer has visited him. Principle Magistrate Shepherd Lapo explained to the…

Marijuana plants uprooted

POLICE in Central Province on Wednesday uprooted more than 335 marijuana plantsand arrested a suspect believed to be the owner of the plants. Provincial Police Commander, Central, Alfred Satu said the suspect has been on the run since last week. However through intensive search and investigation with the help of the community the suspect was…

Free education a success: Ha’amori

THE Fee Free Basic Education Policy has been hailed a success. Minister of Education, Dick Ha’amori highlighted this in Parliament on Thursday. The policy, which was implemented back in 2004 and carried on by the current NCRA government, was part of the MDG (Millennium Development Goals), which stated that education must be given to everyone.…

Former RAMSI chief dies

A FORMER RAMSI Special Coordinator has died on Tuesday while serving abroad as an Australian High Commissioner. RAMSI’s Office of the Special Coordinator announced the death of Graeme Wilson on Thursday. The late Graeme Wilson was the Australian High Commissioner to South Africa when he died peacefully at his residence in Pretoria on 2 September…

Apia-based USP students meet govt officials

DEPUTY Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga and Fisheries Minister Alfred Ghiro over the weekend met with the government funded students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Alafua Campus in Apia, Samoa. During the brief meeting the two leaders encouraged the local students to excel for academic excellence. Mr Maelanga told the students on…

Home-based care for babies training for health workers

TWENTY-FIVE health workers from Central province have completed a week of training on essential newborn care, including the promotion of breastfeeding. The training, which was held at provincial capital Tulagi, included area health supervisors, provincial programme coordinators and clinic nurses from six health zones within the province. It was jointly organised by UNICEF and the…