Murray appeal ruling Feb 25

RULING on whether or not the High Court can hear the appeal filed by the former permanent secretary for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID), Henry Murray, will be handed down on February 25. The ruling on this matter was supposed to be handed down on Monday by Justice Leonard Maina. However, on Monday, Maina…

Saitala appeals to citizen

CHIEF Electoral Officer (CEO) Mose Saitala appeals to all citizens of this nation not to take the law into your own hands. Mr Saitala issued the appeal in response to a group of voters in Ward 17 in East Kwaio Constituency, Malaita Province for making their stand not to vote unless they are paid with…

Strong winds, high seas hit islands

VILLAGERS EVACUATED By SOLOMON LOFANAand WILSON SAENIin Auki   VILLAGERS of Kwai and Ngongosila islands, east Malaita, have been evacuated to the mainland on Tuesday due to strong winds and high seas that hammered the islands. They are now taking shelter at Adakoa Rural Training Centre’s church building. “Strong winds and high seas have started…

Businesses warned over robbery 

BUSINESSES and business owners around the country were being urged to take extra precautions as robbery incidents are increasing at the moment . Police Commissioner, Mathew Varley said people are aware that businessmen are moving around the country with bags of money and obviously that creates security. Varley highlighted this following the recent robbery incident…

Manetoali’s bail varied 

Outgoing MP for Gao/Bugotu, Samuel Manetoali has had his bail varied yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. This is to allow Manetoali to travel to Isabel Province today to get his nominations to contest the upcoming elections. Private lawyer, Evans Olofia made the application yesterday before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. The bail variation is made…

Minister says Mount a ‘desperate man’

TOVOSIA DEFENDS DECISION By ANDREW FANASIA and LESLEY SANGA CARETAKER Mines and Energy minister Bradley Tovosia has defended recent decisions his ministry made on a number of mining applications. And he says those decisions were made by the Mineral Board, not by him. Tovosia was responding to accusations Axiom chief executive officer Ryan Mount made against him, yesterday.…

TSI slams ‘vote buying’ plot   

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands (TSI) is urging East Kwaio Constituency in Malaita Province to stop from the intention not to cast their votes in the 2019 national general election unless they are paid with cash. It stated that the revelation in yesterday’s publication is a wake-up call for every constituency to stop selling their votes because…

Bougainville, SI police probes border incident

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and police from Bougainville  on the Papua New Guinea (PNG) side of the common border are working together to find suspects in the recent armed robbery incident at Maleai Village in the Shortland Islands, Western Province last Wednesday. RSIPF Assistant Commissioner (AC) for Provincial Police, Joseph Manelugu says,…

Mua trial adjourned

CHIEF Magistrate Emma Garo has granted an adjournment for the prosecution’s “crucial” witness in the Dickson Mua fraud trial to recover, before giving evidence on February 26. Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea handed the ruling on Garo’s behalf yesterday as she is currently on a court circuit in the province. In her ruling, Garo said…