3 years for arsonist

A MAN who burnt down the Mbabanakira police post in Weathercoast, Guadalcanal in 2013, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment on Friday at the Honiara Magistrate’s Court. Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika also ordered 653 days, which is about two years that Misilisi Puahas spent in custody to be deducted from the three years imprisonment.…

Men urged to respect women

MEN are urged to respect the human rights and integrity of women. President of Solomon Islands National Council of Women (SINCW) Ella Kauhue made the appeal following the discovery of the bodies of a couple at their Mbuburu/Lengakiki home, Monday. Police are investigating the case. But initial findings suggest the husband may have murdered his…

He’s still PM

Sogavare enjoys coalition support despite sacking HE may have been sacked by his political party, but Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare still enjoys the support of coalition members. And he remains optimistic to keep his job until his four-year term lapses. “Government Caucus has maintained its strong support for the leadership of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare,”…

Demolition exercise to continue

Honiara City Council (HCC) will continue with its demolition exercise after its crackdown on illegal market venders at the Kon Street behind the Anthony Saru building on Tuesday. HCC Clerk Charles Kelly said that their clean-up campaign in collaboration with the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) will continue. “HCC is working closely with the PMO in…

Tahiti edges Solo

Solomon Islands was defeated 1-0 by host, Tahiti yesterday in the first leg playoff in the third stage of the World Cup Qualifiers. It was an equally fought out match between the Tahiti and Solomon Islands which saw them end the first half scoreless despite a handful of scoring opportunities. A free kick early in…

Three committees proposed for games

THE Pacific Games 2023 Bill will establish three committees to run the event. They are the Hosting Authority, Organising Committee and Facilities Committee. Chairman of National Sports Council, Gabriel Suri said the organizing committee is an independent committee. He said the organizing committee deals with organizing the event, and facilities committee deals with facilities. Mr…