Frustration rises for Malaita ANZ customers

ANZ bank customers in Malaita province who wish to do money transaction through cheque will have to travel to Honiara to be able to access this very service. And this was causing so much frustration and inconvenience amongst customers. This was after the ANZ bank has decided to close down its operational branch in Malaita…

EAGLES RETAIN TITLE

Raragia free-kick sealed victory for Malaita GOALS from Clement Baegeni and Andrew Raragia saw Malaita Eagles defend the Solomon Cup with a 2-1 triumph over a gallant Central Shields side in the grand-final yesterday at Lawson Tama. Going into the final as the firm favourites, the Eagles started the match on the front foot. Malaita…

Possession of firearm charges withdrawn

THE case of the three men charged in relation to the gun that was found inside a vehicle in Honiara in May this year has been withdrawn yesterday. Prosecution withdrew the charges of possession of firearm without licence and possession of ammunition (bullets) without licence against Eddie Iro Kwanairara, 41, Willie Laukene Nunu and Jimmy…

Blue boats captains fine $11million

THE High Court on Friday ordered the three Vietnamese captains of the blue boats to pay a hefty fine of $11.05million or face imprisonment. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer imposed the fine in default of four years imprisonment for captains Do Van Va, Vo Van Vi and Nguyen Nguyen. The court heard that if these…

GG’s daughter escaped jail term

THE youngest daughter of Governor General Sir Frank Kabui was fined $5000 on Friday for assaulting a police woman. Amelia Kabui, 22, also luckily escaped jail terms imposed on her for other related offences after they were fully suspended in court. Chief Magistrate John Numapo also ordered Ms Kabui to enter into a good behaviour…

‘No injuries to dead body’

There were no external injuries or injuries that would cause death found on the body of the dead man found floating in the Mataniko River, Central Honiara. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley revealed this to journalists at his weekly conference, Thursday. “At this point in time the examination of his body found no external injuries and…

Blue boat skippers’ sentencing today

The three captains of the blue boats who entered our waters and stole our marine resources will be sentenced this afternoon in the High Court. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer will hand down his sentence at 3pm this afternoon. Do Van Va, Vo Van Vi, and Nguyen Nguyen have early last month pleaded guilty to…

Hope Giver

Dear Editor – We invite interested people for support. Would you like to be a Hope Giver? You can support our widows and orphans by buying a Hearts Of Hope “Hope Giver” T-shirts. Order one for $70 by contacting Sally on 7147826, or come and support the Hearts Of Hope Fundraising in front of the…

Federal System

Dear Editor – Reading Mr Andrew Radclyffe’s “Wish List” on SS 7/7/2017,1 find his first wish, I quote – “Abandon the plans for federal government. They won’t work and we can’t afford it… “end quote, is very much colonialistic, lacks sensitivity and continues using the stereo type argument that Federal System of Government is too…

Coconut industry

Dear Editor – Radio New Zealand International reported late last week that a workshop took place in Nadi, Fiji, when about 70 participants including experts from South East Asia and the Caribbean attended the three-day event organised by the Coconut Industry Development Project. At the time, the team leader, Karen Mapusua, said the workshop would…