Ngati, Abae trial, March 30

The trial on the case of the two Honiara City Councilors accused of intimidating Honiara City Clerk (HCC) Rence Sore at the council’s headquarters last June will commence on March 30. Vavaya Ward Councilor Billy Abae and Vura Ward Councillor Reginald Ngati are facing one count each of intimidation. The trial was listed to start on…

No records of a motion of no confidence in West

SPEAKER of the Western Provincial Assembly Adrian Gina says his office did not receive any Motion of No Confidence notice against the current provincial government of Western Province. Mr. Gina made this statement following talks that a motion of no confidence will be tabled against Premier Gina-led government in the next assembly meeting scheduled for…

More One Link properties recovered 

  THE case of the director of the pyramid scheme One Link Pacifica, Gerrad Tauohu had been adjourned to April 5. This is to allow the prosecution to get statements from the owners of the properties that were recovered from Charles Dora, the court heard Monday. Dora is also a director of One Link. Public…

Why G5 moves motion

The non-executive group with the Guadalcanal Provincial Government says they are tabling a motion against the Premier of Guadalcanal Province Francis Sade for a number of reasons. In a statement on Sunday, the group stated one of the reasons is the premier has brought the Office of the Premier into disrepute by engaging in an illegal…

Bonding through culture

  On Saturday, March 13th Vonunu National Secondary School on South Vella La Vella, Western Province hosted its annual cultural night and as is common the crowd favorites are always the Choiseul cultural group. Well known for going the extra mile to dress as traditionally as possible, female members of the Choiseul group are often…

First ‘CleanOp Initiative’ a huge success

The first-ever ‘CleanOp’ Initiative that took place on Saturday within the Kukum area in East Honiara was dubbed ‘a major success.’ Hundreds of people came out in numbers to participate in this clean-up campaign which was organised by Chengs Company Ltd. Alex Zheng of Chengs Company Ltd last week told PAOA FM in an interview…

‘DON’T BE AFRAID’

Don’t be afraid to take the COVID-19 vaccination.  That’s the key message highlighted by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to our citizens living along the western border emergency zones and the nation ahead of the historic vaccination roll-out program which commences this week. The first batch of the much anticipated COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the country…

LAWYERS’ ‘FIASCO’ REVEALED

Complaints against lawyers a mounting problem here: Study   If you have a complaint or complaints against a lawyer in the Solomon Islands, you are not alone. A Scoping Study undertaken by the Law Council of Australia in Solomon Islands in 2011 found “an urgent need to eliminate the backlog of outstanding complaints against legal…