Australia marketing group here to promote SI

ONE OF AUSTRALIA’s largest marketing corporate company Ignite Travel Group (ITG) arrived in Honiara on Wednesday for a four days visit. The Group is an innovative and dynamic multi-channelled tourism marketing company that creates unique travel experiences and distribution opportunities. ITG has  incorporated its patented travel based promotions division at RewardsCorp and  Australia’s leading travel…

Manepora’a: SI economic status is safe

Member of Parliament (MP) for East Are’Are and Minister for Lands, Housing & Survey (MLHS) Andrew Manepora’a in his speech before the floor of the parliament, assures the house the country’s economy has a positive outlook despite the global economy being gloomy. Manepora’a stated that most of the bigger economies are running into recession, therefore…

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…

Mbike accused seeks bail variation

THE man accused of the Mbike Island shooting, Central Province last year is seeking to vary one of his bail conditions. He appeared on Monday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court and his matter was further adjourned to Monday next week. This is to allow the prosecution and defence to come with an agreement to vary…

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…

Graveyard rape trial starts

A RAPE trial will commence today in the High Court in relation to an incident that occurred at the Kola’a Ridge grave yard, Honiara in 2013. Peter Kaoni is facing one count of rape for allegedly raping a girl at the Kola’a Ridge grave yard. He denied the allegation and a trial was listed for…