Dual citizen tortured and killed in Afghanistan was targeted because he was Australian: authorities

ABC: An Afghan Australian who was tortured and killed in Afghanistan while visiting relatives was targeted because he was Australian, authorities say. Sayed Habib Musawi, 56, grew up in Helmand Province, in Afghanistan’s south, and came to Australia by boat in 2000. He held an Australian passport and citizenship and lived in Sydney’s west with…

Logger defies order

‘Escapes with logging machines’ SAMLIMSAN logging company trading as Macranka Timber Enterprise has allegedly shrugged off a seizure order and escaped with machines. Bishop Tuhenua, a local who operates Isles Tropical Timber Limited in Rennell Island said the logging machineries were ‘silently’ loaded onto two barges and shipped from Rennell Island last week. “The first…

Operators warned

Submits your acquittal report or face serious actions GOVERNEMNT through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) has issued a strong warning to all tourism operators who have benefited from the 2014 tourism funds to submit their acquittal reports to the ministry or will be dealt with accordingly. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of…

5 West MPAs to contest

Five provincial Members of the Western Provincial Assembly (MPA) are in for the race s in this year’s General Election. Despite criticism and questions from their wards reports reaching the paper said they have been to Honiara to visit and conform their intention with one political party – United Democratic Party. The intending candidates include…