Man arrested for rape in Choiseul

POLICE at Taro in Choiseul Province arrested a 26-year-old male suspect for raping a 16-year-old girl at Ghaghara sea side in North East Choiseul on 8 December 2018. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Choiseul Province, Superintendent Vincent Eria said “It is another sad rape incident occurred again in Choiseul Province. To make it worst the suspect…

Golden lift

SOLOMON Islands weightlifting female duo has done it again, winning gold medals for the country in the Pacific’s top weightlifting competition, the Pacific Cup. Jenly Wini Tegu and Mary Kini Lifu both won gold medals in their respective weight categories in New Caledonia on Saturday. Ms Lifu won gold in 55kg class, with a 70kn…

11 visas in December

Canada grants more work visas for locals The Canadian Government has granted 11 new work visas for Solomon Islanders alone in the month of December – the highest ever under Canada-Solomon Islands labour mobility partnership. These visas have been issued for Dairy Industry, Food Service, Packaging and Nursery jobs. Permits are valid for 24-months. Solomon…

A half-cooked bill

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands is deeply concerned that the Traditional Governance and Customs Facilitation Bill 2018 is currently in its second reading before the Parliament. When the Traditional Governance and Customs Facilitation Bill wasfirst introduced a few months ago, there was ahuge outcry from the public opposing this Bill and the shallow policy or no policy…

BLOW FOR MINISTER

Manetoali charged on the eve of 10th parliament’s dissolution By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   GAO Bugotu MP Samuel Manetoali’s bid for a fourth term in parliament suffered a huge blow last Friday after police arrested and charged him with one count of conversion. Manetoali, who has served his constituency for the last three consecutive terms, and…