Tuki: I did the right thing

Temotu Vatu MP Freda Tuki says she’s disappointed at the attempts by her political rivals to prevent her from establishing a growth centre on the island of Vanikoro. Some landowners on the island prevented a barge from landing there early this month on the belief the barge was there to begin logging activities on the…

Churches told to help curb violence here

Churches need to rise up to curb the rampant increase of domestic violence in the country.  Former Auditor General Edward Ronia made the statement when contributing to the Family Protection Act awareness workshop conducted for church leaders in Honiara last week. He said the root cause of violence begins at homes because churches fail to…

World Vision offers to work with others

World Vision is prepared to work with churches and other organisations address domestic violence issues in the country. The organisation’s programme manager Julianne Oge highlighted this during her presentation at a Family Protection Act awareness workshop in Honiara last week. “There’s a missing link between communities in addressing domestic violence issues in this country,” Oge…

Call to sort out land issue

Former retired Police officer, Henry Kauhui appeals to chiefs to sort out land issues surrounding the Police post at Atoifi, east Kwaio. Kauhui made the appeal after land dispute threatens to relocate the police post to another location. He said the police post is important to serve the people in east Kwaio and communities closer…

Premier Kuve on medical trip to Australia

Premier of Western Province Robert Pye Kuve has been sent to Australia for medical treatment. Provincial secretary Adrian Tony is accompanying the premier. They left on Friday. According to deputy premier Wayne Maepio, the medical trip was facilitated by the Office of the Prime Minister. Maepio thanked the Prime Minister’s Office to assisting the province…

Pocket book training for health workers

Twenty-eight participants from Western Province undertook the Paediatric Pocket Book training last week. Funded by UNICEF, the training was facilitated by the University of Melbourne Centre together with the National Referral Hospital. The training was part of a series of trainings being held across the country and focused on providing additional training to participants on…

Muaki yet to lodge appeal

The Lawyer representing special secretary to the Prime Minister Andrew Muaki is yet to file an appeal against the $10,000 fine the Leadership Code Commission (LCC) slapped on Muaki. The fine was over sexual harassment allegations three women working in the Office of the Prime Minister lodged against Muaki early this year. After Muaki failed…

Accused found guilty of manslaughter

THE court has this week sentenced a man to three years imprisonment for the death of another person in 2013 at Tenaru, East Guadalcanal. Samson Totoha was however, released from custody given that he had already served that amount of time while in pre-trial custody. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer convicted Totoha of the charge…

Child abuser faces jail

A MAN who sexually abused a two-year-old girl at a settlement in Honiara in March will be sentenced in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court on June 27. This was after mitigation and sentencing submissions were made on Friday. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga has other cases to tend to and therefore had the matter adjourn for sentencing.…

Tovosia, Veke trial to resume Monday

THE TRIAL on the case of the Member of Parliament for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia and Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke will resume Monday next week. This was because lawyer representing Tovosia, Nuatali Tongarutu, was feeling unwell  and therefore could not stand in for the trial yesterday. Public Prosecutor Andie Driu though not objecting to the…