In court with Assumpta

* Fake scholarship case, Tuesday* Man who sets fire to house jailed Fake scholarship case, Tuesday   MITIGATION and sentencing submissions on the case of the man who obtained $2,000 from a woman for a scholarship award last year will be made in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court on Tuesda y. John Folia had pleaded guilty to one count…

CBSI on economic recovery

THE Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) Dr. Luke Forau says this year is the recovery phase of our economy and the country needs to get the economic fundamental rights. He made this sentiment in a serious tone to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Inquiry on the 2021 Appropriation Bill 2021. Interestingly,…

Ngati, Abae trial, March 30

The trial on the case of the two Honiara City Councilors accused of intimidating Honiara City Clerk (HCC) Rence Sore at the council’s headquarters last June will commence on March 30. Vavaya Ward Councilor Billy Abae and Vura Ward Councillor Reginald Ngati are facing one count each of intimidation. The trial was listed to start on…

Boost for Gizo food vendors 

GIZO food vendors in Western Province have been provided with new gazebos (tent) and umbrellas to use while selling their food products. The new gazebos and umbrellas are being placed at the front sea deck of the Gizo market allowed the food vendors to sell their food items to customers. The umbrellas and tents were donated…

HIR-BNR flights for April

National flag carrier Solomon Airlines will continue to be able to operate its Friday weekly service in April. This followed approval by the Australian Government, a statement from Solomon Airlines has confirmed. This means that passenger seats are now available for sale from Honiara to Brisbane during the month of April 2021. Flight IE700 will…

Why G5 moves motion

The non-executive group with the Guadalcanal Provincial Government says they are tabling a motion against the Premier of Guadalcanal Province Francis Sade for a number of reasons. In a statement on Sunday, the group stated one of the reasons is the premier has brought the Office of the Premier into disrepute by engaging in an illegal…

Eels scoops top awards 

HENDERSON Eels FC did not only win the 2020/2021 Telekom S-League (TSL) but also scooped four of the top consolation awards. Head coach Eddie Marahare was awarded the Coach of the season award. Marahare was voted amongst other coaches the likes of Jerry Allen and William Omokirio. Striker Joses Nawo scooped the Telekom S-league (TSL)…

Bonding through culture

  On Saturday, March 13th Vonunu National Secondary School on South Vella La Vella, Western Province hosted its annual cultural night and as is common the crowd favorites are always the Choiseul cultural group. Well known for going the extra mile to dress as traditionally as possible, female members of the Choiseul group are often…