Terminal upgrade, new walkway coming

THE country’s domestic and international terminal will undergo a major facelift. This was revealed by the Aviation Permanent Secretary (PS) Francis Lomo this week. As part of the upgrading work, the arrival and departure lounge at the international terminal will see some changes. Another new development in the pipeline is see the construction of a…

‘Archives preserve culture’

GOOD archiving of historical records helps preserve cultures and traditions of countries. Director of the Center for Indigenous Studies at the National Taiwan University, Associate Professor Yuan-Chao Tung highlighted this when speaking to a group of International Journalists visiting Taiwan last week. Whilst taking the group on a tour of the University’s Museum and Archives,…

Taiwan showcasing indigenous culture

TAIWAN is happy to showcase its cultures and traditions to the world. These were the worlds of the Deputy Minister of the Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP), Calivat Gadu during a press conference with members of the international press group that visited Taiwan last week. Mr Gadu said, that by organizing such tours, Taiwan is…

Son who allegedly killed dad remanded

A MAN accused of the murder of his father at Gilbert Camp, Central Honiara on Monday, has been remanded yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. James Hou, 23, of Malaita was charged with the murder of his father following an alleged incident on 16 March 2015 at their Gilbert Camp home. Police alleged that the…

12 to man Caucus office

THE Government has appointed 12 people to man its Caucus Office. This brings the number of political appointees the government has confirmed so far to 19. The first seven appointees manning the Prime Minister’s Private Office was announced yesterday. They include a special secretary to the prime minister, a private secretary, an international relations secretary,…

Man admits beating wife

A 62-YEAR-OLD man yesterday confessed he beat his wife with a wood, resulting in her receiving a broken arm last year in Guadalcanal. George Uvi entered the guilty plea to one count of grievous harm before Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga. Mitigation and sentencing submissions on his case will be made tomorrow. He assaulted his wife…

Accused to take plea over stabbing

A YOUNG man who allegedly stabbed his wife with a scissors last year at the GPPOL 2 area, in East Guadalcanal will take his plea on March 24. Junior Taro, 19, is facing one count of unlawful wounding. He allegedly stabbed his wife with a scissors on her left rib, left wrist and neck causing…

Over-stayed African faces court here

AN African national accused of illegally staying in the country after his residence permit expired last year is facing court here. Mumtaz Baidoo of Ghana is facing one count of unlawful presence. He is charged under the Immigration Act 2012. According to the Immigration, Baidoo’s residency permit expired in May, 2014. Public Prosecutor Willie Vaiyu…

Fake gold dealers to make application

Three men accused of obtaining more than $300,000 from selling fake gold bars to a former Minister in 2012 will be making an application to stay the false pretence charge laid against them. The application will be heard on April 6 if the Honiara Magistrates’ Court has the jurisdiction to hear it, but if it…