COURT DRAMA

Mass release of suspects due to lack of charges BY ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN Fifty-eight (58) people arrested and charged for allegedly breaching the curfew on Friday and Saturday have been released yesterday. Chief Magistrate Emma Garo made the public announcement in the court premise after no charges were filed by the police or prosecution by 2pm,…

FIVE REMANDED

Others released on bail following curfew arrests By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN Five individuals arrested and charged for allegedly breaching the curfew on Friday night has been remanded in custody over the weekend. They are part of the 63 people arrested over the two nights of curfew enforced under the state of public emergency within the city’s…

Kuma warns of economy downturn 

FINANCE Minister Harry Kuma says the ongoing threats by the COVID-19 would have possible effects on the country’s economy in the coming months. Kuma said according to the International Monitory Fund (IMF) regional assessment, logging, being one of the major exports for revenue has slowed down from February to April and is likely to reduce…

Kiri visits Auki CSSI centre

THE Deputy Commissioner Administration of Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) Francis Kiri recently visited Auki Correctional Centre (ACC) for the first time since his appointment to the position. The visit was also organised to allow Kiri to meet the premier, Provincial Police Commander (PPC) and Principal Magistrate of Malaita Province. The official visit was strategical…

NPF payout underway

Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) has commenced payment to its members under the COVID-19 emergency withdrawals as of last week. A statement from SINPF Media Unit yesterday said payout to members has officially commenced on Thursday and will continue today and in the coming days. Hundreds of members have applied to withdraw part of…