Court stories

$600 fine, 10 hours counseling for land corruption case THE Acquisition Officer who falsified documents produced to the Ministry of Lands, Housing & Survey (MLHS) about land acquired for mining on Rennell island in Renbel Province in 2015 has been fined $600. Principal Magistrate Tearo Beneteti yesterday also included 10 hours of counseling for the…

RSDP ROLLOUT STARTS

…as MRD signed off initial $3 million under PRC’s new US$10 million partnership program for two community projects IT’S the dawn of a new era for rural development in Solomon Islands as the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) begun the implementation of its new “Rural Sustainable Development Program” (RSDP) with the signing off of funding…

Court stories

Bangladeshi awaits judgement THE Bangladesh national accused of indecently assaulting a 17-year-old girl in 2020 and trespassing onto a private property in 2021 at Lungga, east of Honiara, will know his fate on December 6. That is when Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea will deliver his judgement. The trial conducted on the matter has concluded…

GAMES SHOWDOWN

Gear up, fasten your seatbelts and get ready for an action-packed week of sports action at the Sol2023 Pacific Games from Monday 27 November to Saturday 2 December in Honiara. Sol2023, the biggest edition of the Pacific Games to date, will see a massive 400 athletes from 22 countries and territories taking part in 29…