Chief reminds public to seek permission

VISALE chief Gaetano Chapavo has called on the public to seek permission before visiting areas in and around Visale, northwest Guadalcanal. Mr Chapavo said individuals, groups, schools, or any institution wanting to visit the Visale area must make their request known before arriving there. “I want to clarify here that from now on, if any…

Ex-bank officer changes plea

A FORMER ANZ bank officer who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $130,000 from the bank has changed her plea on Friday. Annie Ogoga was re-arraigned, Friday and this time she pleaded not guilty to two counts of larceny by a servant and one count of attempted larceny by servant. The change of plea was…

Man jailed for injuring in-law

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Chief magistrate clarifies court circuit

CHIEF Magistrate John Numapo has refuted a report in the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Cooperation (SIBC) last week claiming no court circuits were conducted at Malu’u and other districts in Malaita for some eight years or so. Speaking to the media on Friday, he said that report was totally incorrect. “For the record, there were two…

Taxi drivers file lawsuit again woman

A WOMAN accused of fraudulently obtaining $31,000 in the name of charity is facing a further five charges of false pretences. This time, her alleged victims were taxi drivers. Police alleged Wendy Rose Upwe’e hired five different taxis on various occasion without paying them. Wendy appeared in the Honiara Magistrates Court on Friday on these…

Fisheries long-line workshop

A NATIONAL long-line fisheries management workshop for Long-line Fishery Operators and stakeholders will commences in Honiara on Tuesday. The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) will be hosting the two-day workshop from  Tuesday 13th to Wednesday 14th September at the Heritage Park Hotel. According to the MFMR, the workshop aimed to provide an opportunity…

Worrying signs

THERE are troubling signs that service delivery by the Malaita province government for the final quarter of this year is likely to be hit hard due to lack of finance. This is because the four-quarter service grant of $3million to be paid by the national government for Malaita province will be used mainly to recover…

Thousands see new Catholic archbishop installed

Thousands Catholic adherents witnessed the colourful installation of their new Archbishop at the Holy Cross Cathedral in Honiara on Saturday. The most Reverend Christopher Michael Cardone OP became the third archbishop of the Honiara Diocese. He succeeded Archbishop Adrian Smith, who served the church for more than 50 years.  “Thank you everyone for your coming…

Malaita workers want Assembly dissolved

Plan sit-in protest DIRECT employers of Malaita Province have supported calls to dissolve the current Provincial Assembly in the wake of the illegal borrowing scandal. “We have lost every trust we use to have for the Peter Ramohia leadership,” a spokesman for the 200 workers told the Solomon Star in Auki yesterday. “Their illegal borrowing…