In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

Court reserves ruling on Sae THE High Court has reserved its judgment on the case of the former fugitive and high profile murder accused Edmond Sae. This followed the closing submissions made on Sae’s case on Wednesday in the High Court. A date for the judgment will be made known to all counsels in this…

Body building showdown set

All the athletes and officials from South Pacific Teams have arrived in Honiara ahead of the 23rd South Pacific Bodybuilding & Physique championship set to kick off today here in Honiara. Vice President of the Solomon Islands National Bodybuilding Federation (SINBF) Dickson Kae said all the athletes and officials who will take part in the…

Sofu returns to former school

Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kwaio Stanley Sofu returns to his former school as the guest of honor after 38 years to congratulate the graduating students. Mr Sofu was the guest of honor at the Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School annual graduation and prize giving ceremony on Wednesday. The Minister of Infrastructure and Development (MID)…

CLASH OVER STOCK

Controversy surrounds seized bêche-de-mer By TEDDY KAFO THE stocks of seized bêche-de-mer confiscated from three Chinese business houses in Honiara last week have become a matter of controversy. Acting Permanent Secretary of Fisheries Ferral Lasi in an interview this week confirmed that after meeting with the police, they have agreed to return the bags of…

‘Blackbird’ film show today

‘Blackbird’, a short narrative film exploring a dark and little known part of Australian history will be screened this evening. The screening will take place at Honiara’s Taloa Cinema, Rove seafront, West Honiara. This will be followed by a Q&A with Solomon Islander actors Jeremy Bobby and Regina Lepping, a statement from the organisers said.…

Threat of volcano ash

ASH cloud from the Tinakula volcano, which erupted last Saturday morning, has travelled over much of eastern Temotu Province’s Reef Islands. That’s according to the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO). “Ash is carried on the wind that flows at a high level and this can be different to the direction of wind on the ground,”…

Court rules on technical issue

THE court has ruled that despite the procedural failures on three separate cases including the fraud cases of two former permanent secretaries, Henry Murray and Edmond Sikua, those procedural failures can be rectified. Chief Magistrate Emma Garo in her ruling found that the procedural irregularity in these three cases although they relate to the institution…

Miss Malaita calls in to thank sponsor

MISS Malaita Greimie Ezra on Wednesday paid a courtesy visit to Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga who is one of her main supporters and sponsor. Speaking at the brief meeting Mr Maelanga said that he was happy and proud to support Greimie to be Malaita’s representative at the Miss SI Pageant. He added he is…

Su’u calls out for support

SU’U National Secondary School in Malaita has called on all stakeholders to support the renovation work of the school’s infrastructures. This was in light of the run-down state of the school’s infrastructures. Su’u, one of the oldest secondary institutions in the country, is still using classrooms, dormitories, and houses built way back in the 60s…

More than 200 students graduate from Su’u

MORE than 200 students graduated in a ceremony Su’u National Secondary School in Malaita conducted last weekend. The graduation, one of the biggest ceremonies to have been conducted by the school in recent years, was held for students of forms 3,5, and 7. It brought together hundreds of parents and guardians as far as Honiara…