ODPP appeals Tome’s acquittal

THE Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has filed an appeal against a magistrate’s decision to acquit the Member of Parliament (MP) for Baegu/Asifola David Tome. A check with the ODPP office on Monday confirmed an appeal was filed in the High Court. MP for Baegu/Asifola in North Malaita was acquitted last month…

Man told to love, respect mother

A MAN who confesses to beating his mother with a sago-palm broom has been told to love, respect and care for his aging mother. Bernard Kwato’o Maelasi in his 30’s was sentenced to seven months imprisonment, for this common assault charge. Principal Magistrate Leonard Chite told Maelasi that in this jurisdiction and around the world…

Police investigates death of foreigner

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIPF)in Honiara are currently investigating the death of a 60-year-old male foreigner, at the Mendana Hotel. “The deceased was found dead in his hotel room this morning 18 June 2018,” says Assistance Commissioner Crime and Intelligence, Ian Vaevaso. He adds: “Investigations into the matter are ongoing and I…

Stabbing suspect arrested

Police officers at the Henderson, Guadalcanal Province have arrested a suspect following a stabbing incident at the Guluvoa main road, Marasa, in the Weather coast of Guadalcanal recently. “The 14-year-old juvenile suspect was arrested by police on 16 June 2018 at his home village and is currently kept in Police custody to appear before the…

TSI to MoFT: Prioritize Hospital

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands is deeply concerned over the shortage of drugs and other necessary medication in the National Referral Hospital and clinics, as was reported earlier. Revelations have resurfaced that responsible authorities, especially the Ministry of Finance and Treasury has not prioritized the procurement of these vital and necessary drugs. Given the boat loads of…

School wants water supply

EPALLE Memorial School in West Bugotu has called on their Member of Parliament for Gao/Bugotu to assist them with water supply as it is one of the challenges facing the school. During Samuel Manetoali’s short visit to the School, head teacher Tony Vahia asked him in front of the students and community for help in…

Choral fest is back, set to rock

The annual Solomon Islands Schools Choral Festival is back. Organisers of the Choral Festival are happy to announce the plans for the upcoming choral festival, scheduled for the 3rd to the 5th of July. The Choral Festival rehearsals begun yesterday Monday at 2-4pm, Chung-Wah School Hall, the organisers said. Rehearsals will continue at the same…

Women learn from Practice Parliament

ABOUT 50 enthusiastic women across the eight provinces who met as strangers but now leave the Capital more enthused and empowered to participate as candidates in any general election following the fourth Practice Parliament for Women. The exercise was primarily targeted at women who were considering standing for the National Elections or local elections, women…

Thought for the Week

The Church – Part 3 By Rev. Eric D. Maefonea (SWIM) Once again, I invite you to our continuing discussion of the above topic. Last week we looked at the birth of the Church and the pictures used in the New Testament to describe the Church. This week, we will discuss the criteria’s for becoming…

Tilapia training ends in Malaita

A FOUR day training on tilapia was successfully conducted last week in Malaita province. A total of six rural training centres (RTC) school principals, agriculture instructors and 22 leading tilapia farmers in the province have attended the training. It was held in Auki, Malaita. The training was possible under a four years partnership agreement by…