Alleged attackers deny action

A WOMAN and her two relatives accused of attacking the woman’s husband resulting in an eye injury in May, have denied the allegations, Wednesday. Rachael Roko, 28, Lionel Aenasi 32, and Michael Malefo, 22, have pleaded not guilty to the charges of grievous harm and demanding money with menaces. After entering their pleas, a bail…

Arsonist jailed

A man who burnt down a house last year at a village in Guadalcanal Province has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, Wednesday. Severo Koltoghe, 30, of Guadalcanal pleaded guilty to one count of escaping lawful custody and was found guilty after a trial for the charge of arson. Principal Magistrate Ricky Iomea in…

Hopes to reopen Gwaunaru’u airport dashes

MAINTENANCE work has been completed and Aviation already declared Gwaunaru’u airport safe to received flights after an inspection, but all those efforts were in vain when landowners refused to sign the reviewed Memorandum of Understanding with the Government and Malaita Provincial Government on Tuesday this week. Malaita premier Peter Ramohia said the delegation of landowners…

Sore: $3.7M is support payment

A $3.7 MILLION payment government made to owners of Sun Express was financial support towards the business. That was according to Special Secretary to Prime Minister Rence Sore. He was responding to public criticisms and concern about the controversial payment. Mr Sore said the payment does not covers the costs of damage to the boat…

Mataki; attitude to waste management needs change

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Waste management workshop underway

A SOLID waste management workshop for counterparts in Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu is currently underway in Honiara. Participants from respective countries in government, city councils including relevant organizations are here for this three days’ workshop that started on Wednesday. This is part of JICA under its J-PRISM program under its pilot projects…