Man fined $400 for indecent assault

A MAN who pleaded guilty to indecently violating the modesty of a 13-year-old girl at a settlement in West Honiara has been fined $400 yesterday in the High Court. The accused, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim because they are related, earlier stood trial for a rape charge before Justice…

Police keep SIPA dispute on radar

POLICE will continue to monitor the industrial dispute at Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA), police chief Frank Prendergast says. A 28-day strike notice the workers issued lapsed on Tuesday, but it’s understood the workers have decided not to go on strike. Mr Prendergast said police are very grateful for the support they received from the…

Aussie docs help out at Referral Hospital

THE National Referral Hospital this week welcomed a team of paediatric doctors and nurses from Sophie’s Gifts for Projek Strongim Pikinini. The Projek included three full days of clinics and training in children’s health. The Sophie’s Gifts team taught life-saving skills in the management of seriously unwell children and babies. This was supported by medical…

Stop drink driving

DRIVERS are again warned against drinking alcohol while they are behind the wheel. Police chief Frank Prendergast made the friendly reminder this week in light of increasing alcohol-related road accidents. Mr Prendergast also urged the public to be responsible when on the roads to avoid unwanted accidents. “I just want to remind people that we…

New job advertising website launched

PASIFIKI Services Limited has launched its new job advertising website in Honiara, Friday. Attending the launching were members from various companies, as well as members from the local media. Speaking during the launching on Friday, General Manager James Edgecombe highlighted some facts that the website had. “Some of the website facts are, it can be…

Provincial participants attend workshop in Honiara

MORE than 10 participants from Choiseul and Isabel Province were in Honiara this attending a week long capacity building workshop organized by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) with the support of funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Australian Government. Participants are representatives of TNC partners from the Choiseul Provincial Government, Choiseul Provincial…

Gov’t clarifies air space agreement

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) wishes to correct some errors in a news article published by the Island Sun newspaper on Wednesday 16th April 2015 regarding the Solomon Islands-Fiji Air Services Agreement. A statement from the Ministry said the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to implement the 1990 Air Services Agreement (ASA)…

Public invited for Anzac dawn service

THE Australian and New Zealand High Commissions welcome public attendance at the Anzac Day Centenary Dawn Service at the Cenotaph on Saturday 25 April. This year marks the 100th anniversary since the Anzac tradition was born on the shores of Gallipoli in Turkey during the First World War, where the feats of the Australian and…

Police conduct talks for youth

POLICE Commissioner Frank Prendergast attended a [email protected] awareness talk this week in Honiara. “I had the opportunity to address well over 150 young people and discuss police community partnership vision and the work we’re trying to do around crime prevention,” Mr Prendergast said. He stressed he had some very good questions from the floor about…