Yacht drug bust

POLICE TO DESTROY COCAINE By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN POLICE are currently working on ways to destroy the bulk of cocaine seized from a foreign yacht at Point Cruz, Thursday last week. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley revealed this on Thursday at his weekly media conference. “It’s too dangerous and a security risk to keep the bulk of…

OFF TO ARGENTINA

THE Junior Kurukurus left the country for Buenos Aires, Argentina on Thursday to compete in the Youth Olympic Games. Speaking to Star Sports prior to their departure, skipper Junior Mana said the boys are excited and can’t wait to hit the court for the first time in what he described as a pathway for the…

Workshop equips local designers

HONIARA-based local designers gathered yesterday morning to learn about the craft and skill behind fashion designing. The training was held at APTC training room organized by the Solomon Islands Creative Writers Association and facilitated by a designer and artist Luke Gegeu. Speaking to Paoa FM News Mr Gegeu expressed the significance of trade drawing and…

Training for Malaita justices

MALAITA province will have the first local Authorized justices who will have the power to issue the Interim Protection Order ((IPO) on crimes related to the Family Protection Act (FPA). Fifteen local Authorised justices are currently being trained on the Family Protection Act. The training aims to build their capacity and increase their knowledge of…

Man found with firearms faces court

THE Papua New Guinea (PNG) national who is accused of possessing a rifle without a license in Honiara will be appearing in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court today, Thursday. Dilys Tulosoi of Bougainville is facing a charge of possession of firearms and ammunition without licence. This would be his second appearance in court after he was…

NZ Parliamentary delegation here

THE Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives (Parliament), Rt Hon Trevor Mallard and eight members of the New Zealand Parliament met with the Speaker of National Parliament Ajilon Nasiu and Parliamentary Officials, Wednesday. During the meeting Mr Nasiu highlights the challenges faced by the National Parliament and at the same time he thanked…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Owen jailed for pushing man downhill* ‘Stop resorting to crime to solve disputes’* Man denies attempting rape on school girl Owen jailed for pushing man downhill A man who pushed another man down a sloppy hill which resulted in a broken leg at Skyline, Honiara last year has been sentenced to three and a…