Ruling on Dettke’s appeal today

RULING on an appeal filed by the lawyer of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Northwest Guadalcanal Bodo Dettke against a magistrate’s decision in February will be delivered this afternoon. Private lawyer Gabriel Suri who represents the MP had appealed the magistrate’s decision to dismiss the defence’s claims of abuse of process, compensation and cost…

M4D leader escapes to Malaita

KNOXLY ATU – the Malaita For Democracy (M4D) leader who allegedly inspired the rioting, looting and burning of much of Honiara’s business districts fortnight ago – has slipped out of the city and is said to be now hiding in East Fataleka. Police insiders have confirmed that Mr. Atu is no longer in Honiara But…

Call to repatriate Lauru people

The non executive side has called onto to the current led Benjamin Harrison government to help repatriate all Lauru people living from Honiara city to their villages. The call was issued following  civil unrest in Honiara last week. As a result of the situation racial discrimination also occurred where dark-skinned people have been targeted especially…

The Chinese Embassy condemns riot

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China strongly condemns the recent riot in Honiara, which left China Town and Chinese-owned shops among other areas in ruins, resulting in huge property loss and social panic. Hundreds of Chinese families including elders, kids and women were driven homeless and displaced in distress, it said in a…