Saudi envoy meets PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare recently received a courtesy visit from the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the Solomon Islands His Excellency Mesaad Ibrahim Al-Sulaim at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. H.E Al-Sulaim used the opportunity to reaffirm Saudi Arabia’s commitment to assist the Solomon Islands in its development aspirations, a statement from…

Sofu survives petition 

ELECTION petition case against the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kwaio Stanley Festus Sofu was dismissed by the High Court Chief Justice Albert Palmer, Monday. Chief Justice Palmer made his ruling in-front of a packed courtroom on Monday, much to the delight of the supporters of the Sofu. The election petition was filed on…

Prison escapees nabbed

Firimolea, Faiga recaptured after 2 months on the run By IAN M.KAUKUI The two prison escapees Frank Firimolea and Dilo Faiga have been recaptured yesterday by the Police at the Burns Creek area, east of Honiara. Both prisoners were on the run since escaping from the high security Rove Correctional Centre on the evening of…

KHY land issue a lesson learnt 

KHY SEAFRONT area Lot 229, Parcel Number 097-005-10 acquisition in Gizo is an example all parties involved must retain, as public interest and outcry thickens in the provincial capital of the Western Province (WP). Speaking to this paper Western Provincial Secretary (PS) Jeffrey Wickham explained that the acquisition of the concerned land area was not…

FUGUI, VOKIA LOSE SEATS 

Dramatic day in high court election cases By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN CENTRAL Honiara MP John Moffat Fugui and Northeast Guadalcanal MP Jamie Vokia on Friday lost their seats in two dramatic High Court election petition rulings. This was after two High Court judges found them both guilty of briberies. Justice Rex Faukona found Fugui guilty of one…