Lungga murder trial continues

Hearing on the murder case in relation to the murder of a man at Lungga, East Honiara in 2010 continues today. Prosecution will be calling its third witness in the trial before Justice Francis Mwanesalua. The accused Aaron Konle allegedly used an object to hit the deceased’s head and when the deceased was unconscious carried…

Man guilty of raping student

The man on trial for the rape of a student at Gizo in 2010 has been found guilty of the rape offences yesterday in Gizo, during a High Court circuit. Justice Stephen Pallaras convicted the 41-year-old father of four of the two counts of rape but acquitted him of the indecent charge. The defence yesterday…

No-case to answer next

Lawyers representing the three young men accused of the murder of a man at Vura 3, Honiara in 2012 will be presenting their no case to answer submissions next month. This followed the closing of the prosecution’s case early this month in the High Court. The no case to answer submissions will be orally presented…

Workshop to produce gender monograph conducted

The Solomon Islands national statistics office has conducted a workshop to review the first draft report of the first gender monograph. The draft report is the first of its kind put together in the country. It was one analysis prepared base on the census data. The gender monograph work was funded by the United Nation…

Call for solidarity amongst commonwealth countries

British High Commission to Solomon Islands Dominic Meiklejohn has made call for pledges in support for girls affected by child, early and forced marriage including female genital mutilation (FGM). He urges Commonwealth member countries including Solomon Islands to show solidarity towards this cause and end these harmful practices. The call came as Solomon Islands joins…

Mother, son deny obstruction allegations

A mother and her son accused of obstructing Government Officers whilst doing their work at the evacuation camps during the recent flooding have denied the allegations. Linda Agooka and her son Eddie pleaded not guilty to a total of 24 charges on Monday before Principal Magistrate Shepherd Lapo. Both are facing six counts each of refusing…

Omission and objection period set

The Omission and objection period for registered voters has been scheduled for July 24 to August 6th. The two-week period was set down for registered voters to check against their names on the released provisional list. Chief Electoral officer Polycarp Haununu said the period is purposely for registered voters to check their details and inform…

Fishermen escape police hunt

FIVE fishermen escaped a possible arrest when Tulagi police were tipped that the men were using illegal explosive – dynamite. Tulagi Provincial Police Commander Fred Satu said the men were conducting the illegal fishing at Voloa coral reefs in Gela, Central Islands Province on Tuesday morning. Mr Satu said upon receiving reports from villagers in…

$4 million hotel bill questioned

RENBELL Premier Lance Tango has reportedly incurred a hotel bill of $4 million. A source revealed the bill is for occupying two rooms, food and other services at the Heritage Park Hotel. According to the source, the premier and his executive was invited by an Indonesian Mining firm Bintang Borneo Ltd in May for consultation…