Accused faces sentence

A MAN who faces a number of criminal offences will be sentenced today at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Joseph Lesimae pleaded guilty to one count of disorderly behaviour in a police station and one count of criminal trespass. The court has also found him guilty after a trial of two counts of going armed in…

Appeal hearing next week

THE hearing of an appeal case in relation to a man who appealed his conviction in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court will be heard in the High Court on Tuesday, next week. Nicholas Hemu was found guilty of one count of malicious damage after a trial in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court early this year. This was…

Boso trial resumes today

THE HEARING of evidences into the case of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development, Selina Bosa did not proceed, Tuesday. This was because the court room was used by another magistrate to hear other cases. Public Prosecutor Sirepu Ramosaea also has a case to attend to in the High Court in the…

Three years for arsonist

A MAN who pleaded guilty to burning down a house in northwest Guadalcanal earlier this year was jailed for three years on Tuesday. This is not the first time accused Sam Nasareno was convicted of an arson charge. He has a previous conviction with a suspended jail term of 18 months. Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota…

GP schools to benefit from science equipment

Guadalcanal Provincial Education Authority (GPEA) has sealed a deal that will see most its provincial schools boosted with scientific equipment and chemicals. The deal comes in a form of an agreement signed recently between GPEA and Omega Scientific of Australia. Omega Scientific has been supplying scientific equipment and chemicals to Solomon Islands since 1996. The…

Ramohia acknowledges peace work

Malaita Provincial Premier Peter Chanel Ramohia has hailed the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) on its peace-building programs and activities in the country. In a statement early this week during a brief courtesy visit by the Ministry officials at Auki, he said, “Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace work in the…

EU ambassador meets scholarship recipients

European Union Ambassador to Solomon Islands and Vanuatu has met with the successful candidates from Solomon Islands who have been offered scholarships to study in Caribbean. His Excellency Leonidas Tezapsidis met with the lucky recipients at the EU Delegation office in Honiara on Monday. A statement from the EU office in Honiara said, under the…

Claim of ‘$40m eco disaster’

(Sunday Age) – THE new owner of a Solomon Islands gold mine has launched an extraordinary attack on the Australian previous owner, accusing it of leaving behind a $40 million (US$28.6 million) environmental disaster and called for it to be shut down by regulators. The claim has been vigorously rejected by the company, Melbourne-based St…

SINU academic staff end professional development training

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) academic staff can now teach more professionally after successfully completed a five-week professional development training. A statement from the University said, the professional training was conducted by Dr Elly Govers, an overseas expert in providing training in teaching methods and assessment practices. The service of Dr Elly Govers was funded…