Deal for tourism institute support

The Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has on Wednesday signed a milestone memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) which will pave the way for a $747,807.02 assistance to the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality at the SINU School of Business and Management. This assistance is part of…

Betel-nut vendor sent to prison

A woman has been sent on Wednesday to serve 30 days in prison after she failed to pay up her fines, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Bridgette Ngalena was arrested on 20 April, 2015 for selling betel nut, fruit leaf and cigarettes at various spots in Honiara. She pleaded guilty to the two counts of…

Two face sentence over cash robbery

ONE of the men who robbed more than $130,000 from another man at the King George Bus stop in East Honiara will be sentenced on August 7. Adam Talu pleaded guilty to one count of robbery in relation to the incident on 17 September, 2014. His co-accused, a taxi driver, Francis Gugumae who had also…

Murder case judgement deferred

Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer has deferred judgement for a man accused of murdering a man in Makira. The judgment was listed for Wednesday but was re-listed for August 4 at 1.30pm. Patrick Sovesuia, 24, was accused stabbing a man with a screw driver on the night of 3 December 2012 at Terea Settlement in…

Former CBSI officer faces sentence

SENTENCING of the former Central Bank (CBSI) officer will be made as soon as the defence and prosecution sort out a legal issue. Philip Bobongi stole more than $1.7 million of muted notes from CBSI when he served there. Sentencing submissions and mitigation on this case were made in court, Wednesday. Justice Leonard Maina however…

Attempted murder accused to stand trial

One of the men accused of attacking a man with a knife early this year at a village in Guadalcanal will be facing trial in the High Court. Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika on Wednesday committed 28-year-old Selwyn Namo to stand trial in the High Court for one count of attempted murder. This was after a…

Female pilot for Ports

SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) will announce its first ever female pilot for Honiara Ports. SIPA Chief Executive officer (CEO) Collin Yeo announced this during a press conference held at his office, Wednesday afternoon. Mr Yeo said, they already recruited a female pilot at the ports harbour. “We already have the female pilot at the…

Top performing officers to be awarded

THE Ministry of Public Services will tonight host the annual Public Service ‘Excellence in Human Resources Management Awards’ 2015 at the Solomon Kitano Mendana hotel, in Honiara. Annually, the Ministry of Public Service normally organizes the ‘Excellence in Human Resources Management Awards’, to reward high performing Human Resource Managers and officers within the Solomon Islands…