Rape trial vacated, adjourned

A trial involving a 42-year-old man accused of raping his 19-year-old daughter in 2011 has been vacated in the High Court yesterday. This was because the alleged victim has reportedly left with her husband to a province to attend the death of a family member. The hearing was scheduled to start yesterday before Justice Francis…

Government cash strap?

PRIVATE contractors have raised concerns over the government’s delay in releasing funds to complete various tenders and contractual jobs. Many of the contractors who have been engaged by various Government Ministries said that their works are delayed due to the government’s continuous delay in releasing funds to complete each of their respective projects. “Time and…

Pacha’s trial continues

Trial continues in the Honiara Magistrate Court for the South Guadalcanal Member of Parliament (MP) David Dei Pacha. The defence bench is taking the charge with its case. Pacha is standing trial again in the Honiara Magistrate Court for charges of conversion and abuse of office. This was for allegedly misusing more than $148,000 of…

Auki police gears up training for election

Auki police, Malaita Province undergoing Public Order Management (POM) training in preparation for the National General Elections. The week-long training commenced yesterday at the Aligegeo stadium, facilitated by sergeant Tex Tafoa, the provincial training coordinator. Mr Tafoa said the training is to prepare the force for any disorders or any disorderly circumstances that may arise…