Manetoali’s bail varied 

Outgoing MP for Gao/Bugotu, Samuel Manetoali has had his bail varied yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. This is to allow Manetoali to travel to Isabel Province today to get his nominations to contest the upcoming elections. Private lawyer, Evans Olofia made the application yesterday before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. The bail variation is made…

Minister says Mount a ‘desperate man’

TOVOSIA DEFENDS DECISION By ANDREW FANASIA and LESLEY SANGA CARETAKER Mines and Energy minister Bradley Tovosia has defended recent decisions his ministry made on a number of mining applications. And he says those decisions were made by the Mineral Board, not by him. Tovosia was responding to accusations Axiom chief executive officer Ryan Mount made against him, yesterday.…

TSI slams ‘vote buying’ plot   

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands (TSI) is urging East Kwaio Constituency in Malaita Province to stop from the intention not to cast their votes in the 2019 national general election unless they are paid with cash. It stated that the revelation in yesterday’s publication is a wake-up call for every constituency to stop selling their votes because…

Bougainville, SI police probes border incident

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and police from Bougainville  on the Papua New Guinea (PNG) side of the common border are working together to find suspects in the recent armed robbery incident at Maleai Village in the Shortland Islands, Western Province last Wednesday. RSIPF Assistant Commissioner (AC) for Provincial Police, Joseph Manelugu says,…

Mua trial adjourned

CHIEF Magistrate Emma Garo has granted an adjournment for the prosecution’s “crucial” witness in the Dickson Mua fraud trial to recover, before giving evidence on February 26. Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea handed the ruling on Garo’s behalf yesterday as she is currently on a court circuit in the province. In her ruling, Garo said…

‘NO CASH, NO VOTE’ 

Group eyes trading votes for cash By WILSON SAENI In Auki A GROUP of voters in Ward 17 in East Kwaio Constituency, Malaita Province said they will not cast their votes in the April 3 national general election, unless they are paid with cash. The group’s spokesman and Chief, Jack Gege said they came up with…

More new hilux for police

ROYAL Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has commissioned six brand new D-Max Isuzu vehicles, Thursday. The vehicles were supplied by United Auto Ltd in Honiara.  Speaking during a short handing over ceremony Thursday, Commissioner Mathew Varley said those vehicles are part of the upgrade and replacement plan that have been put in place for the…