GARO MAKES HISTORY

First female chief magistrate appointed By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN THE GOVERNMENT has appointed a first female chief magistrate for the country. She is Emma Garo, who was sworn in before Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer at the High Court last Friday. Ms Garo replaces former Chief Magistrate John Numapo whose contract ends this month. Mr Numapo…

KURUKURU TRIUMPH

The Kurukuru futsal team has won their second match against the strong Chinese Taipei last night, 4-3. The match kicked off at around 11pm last night in Turkmenistan where the current 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games is currently underway. It was Kurukuru’s second match. And the victory has brought much excitement and pride…

PM’s early PIF exit ridiculed

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare was forced to cut short his trip to the Samoan capital Apia last week for the 48th Pacific Islands Forum last week “due to domestic political moves to remove him from office”. This was the explanation provided by the Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Maliegagoe at a press conference last Thursday…

Get tested: YWPG takes the lead

THE Young Women’s Parliamentary Group (YWPG) is again taking the lead in in advocating to end cervical cancer. The group did a group pap’s smear test at the Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) clinic on Tues 12 September 2017.  A statement from the group said, this is part of their ongoing advocacy to end…

Asian investor arrested

CHINESE investor Shiyao Guo was arrested by police yesterday in Honiara after he rejected a court order to vacate an apartment he occupied at Town Ground. Guo is a shareholder within the China United Corporation Limited and a former director. The Asian man is the main investor behind the development of the Town Ground rugby…

GIRL’S PARENTS FACE CHARGES

Police to prosecute parents of girl at centre of first human trafficking case By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN POLICE will arrest and charge parents of a girl who allegedly forced their under-aged daughter to live with a Malaysian logger. Public prosecutor Andrew Kelesi revealed this in court yesterday when opposing a bail application submitted by Malaysian national…