Beetle invasion probed

THE alleged Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes Rhinoceros) attack on Noni plants at Baunasaitonga Noni Farm in East Guadalcanal is now under investigation.  Officers of the Biosecurity Solomon Islands (BSI) within the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) are conducting the investigation, a statement from MAL Media Unit said.  Following reports of the incursion, BSI Surveillance…

Alleged rape accused, 75 freed

THE High Court has acquitted an elderly man who stood trial for allegedly having unlawful sexual intercourse with his 11-year-old grand-niece because she was an “unreliable witness.” The High Court delivered the verdict in Honiara last Monday.  It found the complainant to be “an unreliable witness due to the contradictory and inconsistencies in her evidence…

PM to grace Choiseul’s big day

A TOP government delegation led by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will travel to Taro, Choiseul Province next Tuesday to attend the province’s 2nd Appointed Day. As part of PM’s program, Mr. Sogavare will also be visiting the Taro Hospital, a statement by Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. According to the program schedule, on Wednesday 24th,…