Alleged taxi robbers allocated lawyers

Two men accused of robbing a taxi on Christmas Day are now armed with lawyers from the Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO). Lawyers representing the two accused, Daniel Kotiu and Michael Asilaua appeared for the first time in court on behalf of their clients. The two accused have been looking to have legal representatives and have…

Juvenile needs a lawyer: Magistrate

A 16-year-old juvenile facing two criminal charges will plea to the charges on February 16, in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court. The young male who could not be named for legal reasons is facing one count of attempted murder and another of grievous harm. He is still without a lawyer. An on duty lawyer from the…

Caucus Chair calls for improved interaction between executives and Gov’t

The Chairman of the Government Caucus, Jackson Fiulaua, the MP for Central Kwara’ae in Malaita Province, has called for improved interaction between Government MPs, Executives and Presidents of Political Parties in the Democratic Coalition for Change Government. He said leaders of these groups must cooperate in the efforts to ascertaining the current coalition government’s development…

Police charge MP Auga

Lau-Mbaelelea MP faces criminal offences POLICE have charged Lau-Mbaelelea MP Augustine Auga with two counts of common assault and one of intimidation. He will appear in court on Monday 14th February. The police media unit confirmed this yesterday. It said police took Auga on Monday to Naha Police Station in east Honiara. After he was…

MSG gets report on Vanuatu’s snap election

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare was handed the report of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Observer Mission to the Republic of Vanuatu snap election by the mission head, Sir Francis Billy Hilly. The Prime Minister received the report in his capacity as the MSG Chair. In his presentation of the report, Sir Francis said, “I’m…

Missing dad happy to see his new born girl

It was on the 8th of January 2016, five men were reported missing and drifted for a week between the seas of Ulawa and South Malaita before finally being rescued. Father of four, Kingsley Tea, government forestry officer serving in Central Province, was among the five survivors adrift. Apparently he was the skipper of the…

Cool Tarosi

Located a few steps from the old Busurata Bible School in central Kwara’ae, Malaita, is Tarosi water source. I heard of this source in the 1990s on radio through a song that was composed about this unique stream. Wednesday last week during a trip to the area, I set foot on the source and tasted…