Juvenile trial vacated

TRIAL has been vacated yesterday on the case of the juvenile facing a defilement charge, giving him a chance to find another lawyer to represent him. This was after the juvenile turned up in court yesterday without a lawyer. His lawyer Stanley Aupai from the Public Solicitor’s Office has gone on leave. He has requested…

Hunikera trial resumes next month

CONTINUATION of trial in relation to the traffic case against former provincial police commander of Guadalcanal Daniel Hunikera will start next month. Last Friday prosecution called only one witness. Prosecution will call another witness and avail four other police officers for the defence to cross-examine before closing its case. So far five witnesses were already…

PEC awards hearing ends

THE hearing of the legal suit challenging the tax-free pay awarded to MPs in April this year has ended on Tuesday in the High Court. Closing submissions will be made today. The trial started on Monday before Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer. Parliamentary Wing Leader of the People’s First Party Derrick Manu’ari, who was one…

Militant meeting claim denied

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Resigned ministers are still Gov’t members

THE Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCC) has claimed the allegiance of the six Members of Parliament, who resigned during the political upheaval last month. The six MPs are Douglas Ete, Bodo Dettke, Augustine Auga, Bradley Tovosia, Nestor Ghiro and Alfred Ghiro. According to an updated list of the Political Parties Commission on 2nd November,…

New hydro project proposed for Longu

A NEW hydro project has been proposed for Longu district in the East-Central Guadalcanal region. This was revealed by the Constituency Development Officer (CDO) Joseph Atkin in an interview on Tuesday. Mr Atkin said, the proposed hydro project is another development option for the constituency to allow the communities access reliable power energy in East…

Community prepares for disaster in mock exercise

AS part of a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plan, mock exercise has been conducted at Koleasi in North East Guadalcanal recently by World Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI). A statement from World Vision said, since last year’s devastating floods, World Vision has been working to help Guadalcanal communities prepare for disasters. The project, funded by the…

World Toilet Day 2015: new World Bank report finds severe lack of access to water & sanitation

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Beauty pageant parade today

THE main event for the Miss Solomon Beauty Pageant will start today with a float parade from Rove to Lawson Tama stadium. The parade is expected to be colourful as eight contestants will make their public appearance on each float along the main road to Lawson Tama. Leading the parade will be Miss Red Mason,…