In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

Riot case back to court Riot case back to court A RIOT matter that has insufficient evidence to sustain the riot offences against six men will be brought before the court again this afternoon. Magistrate Ishmael Kekou said he wants to know the reason as to why this matter has to be transferred to the…

Bond Uni-Makira Ulawa partnership hailed

The Premier of Makira Ulawa Province Stanley Siapu has praised a partnership between the Australian Bond University and his province. He said in Kira Kira, the provincial capital that his Government had endorsed the partnership and cooperation so the Bond University can help the province with its urban planning and structural design. Premier Siapu adds…

Study on plastic waste 

A team from Taiwan International Corporation and Development Fund (ICDF) led by Mars Shiue have visited the Mayor Of Honiara City Wilson Mamae, City Clerk Charles Kelly and the Executive and management of Honiara City Council (HCC). The purpose is to work with HCC to create a study tour and research on plastic wastes within…

ALLEGED CON MAN NABBED

Remanded for multiple false pretences By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A MAN who tricked an elderly retired doctor and allegedly obtained close to $53,000 was arrested and remanded in custody, Tuesday. Sam Ngedea, who faces 53 counts of false pretences was brought to the Honiara Magistrates’ Court yesterday late afternoon where he was remanded to reappear in court…

Plastic picking fever hits Lata

The plastic picking fever has hit Lata, Temotu Province. After news reached surrounding villages that someone’s paying for the plastics, villagers stepped out digging through trash and other road-side dumping ground. Two villagers from Neba, Nickson and Timo showed off their collection. Nickson said he’s collecting plastic because an overseas plastic buyer is buying in Honiara…

Malaitans urged to rise up and build province

Hard work is the key By WILSON SAENI in Auki   Malaitans are urged to do away with the “handout mentality” and work hard to lift and progress the province. Premier Daniel Suidani stated this in an interview with the Sunday Star. “I’ve noted Malaitans are now cultivating and accepting the ‘handout mentality’, an attitude that…

Task force to review ties leave today

GOVERNMENT’s task force to review the China-Taiwan relations will leave today for their second leg of tour to Papua New Guinea (PNG) and then onto Beijing, China. The group will be led by Chairman of the Task force John Moffat Fugui. Members of the task force include: Jamie Vokia, Rex Ramofafia, Amoi Chachabule, Rolland Seleso…