Reviewed agreement delays flights to Gwaunaru’u

GWAUNARU’U airport near Auki has been declared re-opened by Aviation but the delay rests with Solomon Airlines and the National Government according to Malaita’s provincial minister for lands administration reform and survey. Martin Fini made the clarification following public queries on why there are still no flights to the airstrip despite recent declaration that the…

Deal for tourism institute support

The Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has on Wednesday signed a milestone memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) which will pave the way for a $747,807.02 assistance to the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality at the SINU School of Business and Management. This assistance is part of…

Betel-nut vendor sent to prison

A woman has been sent on Wednesday to serve 30 days in prison after she failed to pay up her fines, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Bridgette Ngalena was arrested on 20 April, 2015 for selling betel nut, fruit leaf and cigarettes at various spots in Honiara. She pleaded guilty to the two counts of…

Murder case judgement deferred

Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer has deferred judgement for a man accused of murdering a man in Makira. The judgment was listed for Wednesday but was re-listed for August 4 at 1.30pm. Patrick Sovesuia, 24, was accused stabbing a man with a screw driver on the night of 3 December 2012 at Terea Settlement in…

Former CBSI officer faces sentence

SENTENCING of the former Central Bank (CBSI) officer will be made as soon as the defence and prosecution sort out a legal issue. Philip Bobongi stole more than $1.7 million of muted notes from CBSI when he served there. Sentencing submissions and mitigation on this case were made in court, Wednesday. Justice Leonard Maina however…

Female pilot for Ports

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) will announce its first ever female pilot for Honiara Ports. SIPA Chief Executive officer (CEO) Collin Yeo announced this during a press conference held at his office, Wednesday afternoon. Mr Yeo said, they already recruited a female pilot at the ports harbour. “We already have the female pilot at the…