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…

ESP committee warns: beware of con artists 

It has come to the attention of the Economic Stimulus Package Committee that certain individuals and/or groups are currently going around and claimed they work for the Government and took responsibility to facilitate ESP applications. This week, the committee had received complaints from several persons who have spent thousands of dollars on certain individuals who…

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,…

DESPERATE APPEAL  

Aligegeo school pleads for support to build new hall   FORMER King George Sixth School now Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School (PSS) in Auki, Malaita Province is in dire need of a new dining hall and the school is now appealing for assistance. The old Aligegeo dining hall which was burnt down in 2019 was also…

Call for girl’s camp

WITH the growing number of cases involving rape and abuse against girls in the country, some parents and guardians are calling for the need for girls camps to become a regular program, especially in the Western Province. Sharing her concern Ms. Delrine Samu said having a daughter of her own it is comforting to know…

Athletics gear up

HCAA preparing for upcoming competitions   HONIARA City Athletics Associations (HCAA) is preparing for the upcoming athletics competitions earmarked for this year. A statement from the HCAA yesterday highlighted two competitions, the inter-secondary school, and the national athletics championship to be hosted by the Solomon Islands Athletics Federation (SIAF). The HCAA team is back on…

Coast eyes positive start

CENTRAL Coast FC aims for a positive start to their Telekom S-league (TSL) campaign, Wednesday. Coast will take on Southern United FC at 4 pm at Lawson Tama for their first match following the resumption of matches last month. They sit at fourth place with 25 points with seven matches left. A win for them…