No lawyer, case adjourned

A YOUNG man facing criminal offences in the Honiara Magistrate Court is still without a lawyer. The 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the court he made a request to the Public Solicitor’s Office seeking legal representation but since then no lawyer has visited him. Principle Magistrate Shepherd Lapo explained to the…

Marijuana plants uprooted

POLICE in Central Province on Wednesday uprooted more than 335 marijuana plantsand arrested a suspect believed to be the owner of the plants. Provincial Police Commander, Central, Alfred Satu said the suspect has been on the run since last week. However through intensive search and investigation with the help of the community the suspect was…

Free education a success: Ha’amori

THE Fee Free Basic Education Policy has been hailed a success. Minister of Education, Dick Ha’amori highlighted this in Parliament on Thursday. The policy, which was implemented back in 2004 and carried on by the current NCRA government, was part of the MDG (Millennium Development Goals), which stated that education must be given to everyone.…

Former RAMSI chief dies

A FORMER RAMSI Special Coordinator has died on Tuesday while serving abroad as an Australian High Commissioner. RAMSI’s Office of the Special Coordinator announced the death of Graeme Wilson on Thursday. The late Graeme Wilson was the Australian High Commissioner to South Africa when he died peacefully at his residence in Pretoria on 2 September…

Boy, those kids can sing!

Solo Icon Last weekend, I was privileged to witness some of Solomon Islands’ best young performers competing on stage at the annual Solo Icon. I was even more privileged to present the awards to the winners in each category.  Boy, those kids can sing! This is the sixth year in which the High Commission has…

Ministers’ spouses assists care centre

THE Church of Melanesia’s Christian Care Centre (CCC) has been boosted with a timely donation of $34,000 cash, thanks to the spouses of the government ministers led by Prime Minister’s wife, Bronwyn Lilo. The donation was presented to the Care Centre’s coordinator, sister Doreen, at the Prime Minister’s Official residence at Vavaya Ridge. MrsLilo has…