Delay irks magistrate 

A HONIARA magistrate has refused to accept police’s excuse for the delay caused in a murder case that happened early this year at East Guadalcanal. This was after Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi was informed by the prosecutor that police could not produce photographs obtained during post mortem. This was because police ran out of the…

FLOOD KILLS LOGGER   

RSIPF warns public to take extra care during current wet weather By MOFFAT MAMU   AN Asian man working for a logging company has been crashed to death during heavy flooding in West Guadalcanal last week. A statement from the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) said the 58-year-old Malaysian man was carried away when…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

Lambi arson trial continues Rarata murder case, today Lambi arson trial continues TRIAL will continue today on the case of four people accused of burning four houses relating to sorcery claims at Lambi area, Guadalcanal in 2017. The hearing of evidences into this matter resumed yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court after it was adjourned…

Laua dropped

The Solomon Islands international player Robert Laua missed out in Hekari United final line up for the PNG champions club in the upcoming 2020 OFC Champions League. Hekari United confirmed that Laua missed out in their final squad that will represent the country in the most coveted competition set to kick off this month in…

HEFTY FINE

Court imposes $37k fine on Bougainville boats, crews By ANDREW FANASIA THE Master of two Bougainville service boats with its four crew members were being fined $37,770 after illegally entering Solomon waters on an emergency trip in the Western Province. They appeared before the Gizo Magistrate court on Friday which they all pleaded guilty for…

WATER CRISIS HITS CITY

HONIARA City is currently facing a water crisis since last week following the shutting down of Solomon Water’s water source at Kongulai. This paper was informed that Honiara residents were without running water since last weekend. It is understood that current heavy rains experienced in the country is the major cause. This was then confirmed…

TACKLING ILLICIT TRADE

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eranda Kotelawala says the new state of the art mobile X-ray scanner machine will help to contain and curb the illicit trade activities that are coming through the main port. He uttered these words during the historical commissioning of the X-ray scanner machine at the port area…

Band aid concert cancelled

THE Government special fundraising committee set up to raise funds for the Australian bushfire has announced the cancellation of the second Band Aid concert planned for this Sunday 16th February. The committee has agreed to stage two Band Aid concerts as part of the fundraising efforts. It was for this reason that Honiara Bands Association…