Woman pleads guilty to larceny

A WOMAN accused of stealing $3,800 from a man in 2013 at Point Cruz, Honiara, has confessed to the offence, Tuesday. The sentencing submissions and mitigation on her case will be made in court on September 10. Cathy Kerea of Central Province entered her guilty to the charge of larceny from a person before Magistrate…

Police yet to conclude investigation

POLICE are still investigating the case of the man accused of breaking into the Police Commissioner’s office at Rove last month. Police prosecutor John Palmer told the court on Monday the accused’s file has been returned to investigators. He however, assured the court he will serve disclosures as soon as prosecution received the file. Principal…

Man who attacked sister in-law jailed

THE court has sentenced a man who assaulted his sister in-law and then attacked his brother with a knife last year in Guadalcanal to a total of one year, six months imprisonment, yesterday. Jerrial Manehahia pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful wounding and one count of common assault. The court heard on 22 August…

Five to take pleas next

FIVE men who are facing numerous charges in relation to alleged armed robberies in Honiara this year will take their pleas on September 21. The court had heard on Monday that disclosures were already served to the Public Solicitor lawyers representing the accused men. However, one of the accused Frank Firimolea has changed lawyers and…

Six months for assault

A FATHER of four who assaulted his cousin brother at Yandina, Central Province in 2013, was sentenced to six months imprisonment, Tuesday. However, since Walton Fakari, 24,had already served about nine to 10 months in custody while waiting for his matter to be finalised, he was released at the rising of the court. Magistrate Fatima…

Youths brings here ‘the taste of Taiwan’

THE visiting youth ambassadors from the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan has performed a remarkable 90 minutes performance in front of more than 2,000 spectators at the Maranatha Hall, Tuesday. This was during the launching of “ROC (Taiwan) Cultural Day Festival” which saw the youth group showcasing all aspects of modern ROC (Taiwan) — its…

BOC supports hospital

A PRIVATE firm in Honiara BOC has made a kind donation to the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara. BOC, the world’s largest supplier of industrial and medical gases and a member of the line group donated cylinder safety and wall brackets to the hospital. According to the BOC County Manager Nick Rolf, he said,…

Hotel hopeful of Tao’s return

Heritage Park Hotel room manager Ms Leezel Daniel says they are hopeful Chinese man Jason Liu Tao to return and settle his outstanding bill. Ms Daniel told this paper that Liu promised to return back to the Hotel but his departure was not informed, since he just disappeared and never check out. However, she said,…

Bosamata call for MPAs’ unity

Speaker of Central Province John Bosamata is calling on Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) to unite and pursue the policies underlies goals and objectives of the province. He made the call on Monday claiming that some differences between the MPAs have slowed down progress in the work of the province. He said, province must…

Fee to foot bill

USERS of the public toilet at the Central Market are now footing the cost for the renovation of the toilet by paying $5.00 per entry. This came after the Honiara City Council (HCC) was unable to meet the cost of $180, 000 incurred by the contractor to renovate the public facility. Recently the facility had…