Illegal businesses warned

The Malaita provincial government is issuing a strong warning to foreign owned businesses operating illegal in the province. Malaita provincial secretary Jackson Gege told the Solomon Star in Auki the provincial government is closely monitoring illegal business operations in the province. Mr. Gege said the provincial government is aware of some Asian business men who…

Veke supports DCC policies

GUADALCANAL premier Anthony Veke pledges his Government’s support to the implementation of the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) policy intentions, saying Guadalcanal province will take active participation in this process. The premier made the assurance during his Executive’s first brief courtesy call on the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare since the new provincial executive assumed…

Man guilty of sexually abusing child

A MAN on Wednesday pleaded guilty to abusing a two year old girl at a back way settlement in Honiara. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga after taking note of the guilty plea adjourned the matter to tomorrow at 1.30pm for sentencing. The incident occurred two months ago at the settlement where he sexually abused the two…

Airlines chairman: Give us time

Solomon Airlines Board Chairman Austin Holmes says his team needs time to resolve issues surrounding the national flag carrier. He was responding to a front page report in this paper yesterday authored by Alfred Sasako which said the board has been issued with an ultimatum to resolve the problem or face the axe. Responding to…

Magistrate to decide on bail for three

The court will tomorrow hand down its ruling on the bail applications made for three men accused of being part of a group of men who involved in a clash with another party at the Water Front nightclub. The three launched bail applications yesterday before Principal Magistrate Shepherd Lapo. After the hearing the applications for…

Tovosia, Veke trial delayed

The court trial of the Member of Parliament for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia and Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke has been delayed until tomorrow. This is to give time for the lawyer representing Tovosia to mourn the death of a close family member. Two prosecution witnesses have already given their evidences when the trial started on…

Four sent to prison for robbing GPPOL

Four men who broke into the Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) construction office and stole valuable properties worth more than $37, 000 have been sentenced to various imprisonment terms on Monday. This followed guilty pleas entered by Walter Onumumu, Martin Mepeni, Jeffery Miveabu and Michael Lano to the charge of office break in. The…

Aiwosuga applauds officers

THE Honiara city council (HCC) law enforcement officers have been commended for assisting the police apprehending a murder suspect. Chairman of the Law Enforcement Division of the Honiara City Council, Charles Aiwosuga made the acknowledgement following an incident which left a youth dead at the King George market, East Honiara over the weekend. It was…