SAE ACQUITTED OF SOAKI’S MURDER

Charged with manslaughter By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN FORMER fugitive Edmond Sae has been acquitted on Wednesday of the murder of the former Police Commissioner Sir Frederick Soaki in 2003 at Auki Motel in Auki, Malaita. Justice John Brown had Sae acquitted due to the inconsistencies of the evidences of the Crown witnesses. Despite being acquitted of…

[email protected] provides Start-Ups for youth’s businesses

Twenty two young entrepreneurs in Borderline, Green Valley and Burnscreek receive their materials this week to start their new small-scale businesses enterprise in their communities. The Group Leader for Young Entrepreneurs Component (YEC) Collin Albert congratulates these new business men and women and acknowledges their choice to improve their livelihoods through business initiatives. “They choose…

In Court With Assumpta Buchanan

Court rejects application to dismiss charges The Magistrates Court has dismissed the applications for the dismissal of charges against medical practitioner and entrepreneur Dr Reginald Aipia and his American business consultant Eric W. Hagberg. Principal Magistrate Ricky Iomea in his ruling yesterday said the Magistrates Court has no power under the law in a criminal…

Contractors urged to perform

KB Builders contractor has challenged future contractors to live up to the standards and build Maoro Christian Community School to the best of their ability. KB Builders representative Paul Kwana who headed the construction of the first ever school library and administration office told the school staff, students and stakeholders that KB Builders has done…

Temotu enumerators end training

TEMOTU Province field enumerators have successfully completed their training held in Honiara last week for the upcoming Village Resource Survey 2017-2018 (VRS). Held at the National Statistics Office (NSO) conference room, the special training was for the four Temotu enumerators who are unable to join their other province colleagues in a similar training held fortnight…

Ousted PM on shipping grant

CARETAKER Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the shipping grant paid out to some Members of Parliament (MP) have been abused. He was speaking in Parliament on Monday before he was removed from office during a vote of motion of no confidence. He told Parliament that around SBD700 millions was given to MPs to buy ships.…

HOU FOR PM

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Small Malaita Rick Hou is being tipped for the Prime Minister’s post while the caretaker PM Manasseh Sogavare is likely to be his deputy. The deal was believed to have been reached last night following the defection of seven Opposition members to form a coalition with the caretaker government, a…