Pre-trial for Talu

A pre-trial conference will be held next on the case of the former Correctional Service officer facing multiple fraud charges. This was after it was confirmed in court yesterday that a lawyer from the Public Solicitor’s Office would be representing Don Lisi Talu. Public Solicitor’s lawyer Henry Kausimae told the court that he would finalise…

Male students to dominate SINU graduation

MALES are dominating the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) third graduation ceremony today. That was according to the data from the university. The statement from the university said of the total 51.2 percent are males while 51.2% where as females is 48.8% It added that although the School of Education and Humanities is by far…

Evidence hearing of Hunukera’s case end

Hearing of evidences on to the traffic case of the Former Provincial Police Commander of Guadalcanal Daniel Hunikera has ended on Tuesday. Closing submissions on the matter will be made in court tomorrow before Principle Magistrate Augustine Aulanga. The defence has closed its case after Hunikera gave his evidence and called a witness. Hunikera is…

Accused denies attempted murder charge

A MAN facing attempted murder and firearm charge in relation to an incident in Choiseul in 2013 on Wednesday denied the allegation levelled at him. Enoch Kodo pleaded not guilty to one count of attempted murder, one count of possession of ammunition without a firearm licence, and two counts of intimidation. These were in relation…

Yow axing valid, says AG

BILLY Titiulu remains the chairman of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) and he has the powers to sack the authority’s chief executive officer Colin Yow. That was the view of Attorney General James Apania after Mr Yow insisted his sacking by Mr Titiulu was invalid. Mr Apaniai zoomed in on the issue after a weekend…

SINU graduation tomorrow

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) will hold its third graduation ceremony tomorrow 28th April 2016 at the Maranatha Hall, east Honiara. A statement from the university said that a total of 1468 students from various schools within the university will be graduating. The statement added that Chancellor of SINU Sir John Baptista Muria will hand…

Man admits arson

A man has on Tuesday admitted allegations he trespassed into a property and burnt down a house while in possession of a firearm. After the court enter convictions against Richard Rava, Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi made an order for his remand. Public Prosecutor Elma Rizzu made the application to have Rava remanded in custody to…

Sae to face high court

MURDER accused Edmond Sae has been committed to stand trial at the High Court, yesterday. This followed a short form preliminary inquiry conducted into his case at the Rove prison before Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga. Sae faces charges of escaping from police custody, two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, and two counts…

Gwaunaru’u set to reopen

The Gwaunaru’u Airport near Auki, Malaita, will reopen in the next two weeks following successful negotiations between the national government and representatives of the tribal groups claiming ownership over the airport site. The Commissioner of Lands, Nelson Naoapu, Permanent Secretary for Lands, Housing and Survey, Stanley Wale, and Permanent Secretary for Aviation and Communication, Moses…