Veke supports DCC policies

GUADALCANAL premier Anthony Veke pledges his Government’s support to the implementation of the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) policy intentions, saying Guadalcanal province will take active participation in this process. The premier made the assurance during his Executive’s first brief courtesy call on the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare since the new provincial executive assumed…

Man guilty of sexually abusing child

A MAN on Wednesday pleaded guilty to abusing a two year old girl at a back way settlement in Honiara. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga after taking note of the guilty plea adjourned the matter to tomorrow at 1.30pm for sentencing. The incident occurred two months ago at the settlement where he sexually abused the two…

Magistrate to decide on bail for three

The court will tomorrow hand down its ruling on the bail applications made for three men accused of being part of a group of men who involved in a clash with another party at the Water Front nightclub. The three launched bail applications yesterday before Principal Magistrate Shepherd Lapo. After the hearing the applications for…

Tovosia, Veke trial delayed

The court trial of the Member of Parliament for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia and Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke has been delayed until tomorrow. This is to give time for the lawyer representing Tovosia to mourn the death of a close family member. Two prosecution witnesses have already given their evidences when the trial started on…

Four sent to prison for robbing GPPOL

Four men who broke into the Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) construction office and stole valuable properties worth more than $37, 000 have been sentenced to various imprisonment terms on Monday. This followed guilty pleas entered by Walter Onumumu, Martin Mepeni, Jeffery Miveabu and Michael Lano to the charge of office break in. The…

Aiwosuga applauds officers

THE Honiara city council (HCC) law enforcement officers have been commended for assisting the police apprehending a murder suspect. Chairman of the Law Enforcement Division of the Honiara City Council, Charles Aiwosuga made the acknowledgement following an incident which left a youth dead at the King George market, East Honiara over the weekend. It was…

Kazakhstani ambassador meets PM Sogavare

Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Usen. A. Suleimen has paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in Honiara on Tuesday. At the brief meeting, Ambassador Suleimen conveyed his President’s and the Kazakhstani Government’s greetings to the Prime Minister and the people of Solomon Islands. Ambassador Suleimen informed Prime Minister Sogavare of…

Group denies tension rumours

GUADALCANAL Post Conflict, Reconciliation, Rehabilitation and Restoration Association (GPCRRRA) has denied any rumour of the repeat of the civil unrest. The rumour is circulating within Honiara, provincial centres and villages. President of GPCRRRA, Joseph Sangu and his vice president, Andrew Te’e said the rumour of another civil unrest is not true. “GPCRRRA investigations around Guadalcanal…