Ruling for brothers next

The court will hand down its ruling next month in relation to the committal hearing conducted on the case involving two brothers facing a manslaughter charge. The long form preliminary inquiry was conducted last week before Principal Magistrate Shepherd Lapo. The hearing saw a doctor giving medical evidence based on his autopsy report in relation…

2011 traffic case resumes

Trial in relation to a traffic incident that resulted in a death of a girl in 2011 has started on Wednesday at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Rex Upwe’e who was a police officer at that time of the alleged incident stood trial for one count of reckless and dangerous driving and one count of endangering…

FSII calls on PM to prove his vow

THE Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) has called on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to prove to the nation his promise in fighting against corruption by beginning in his own Cabinet. In a statement on Wednesday, the group says the reiteration made by the Prime Minister during the opening of the three-day workshop on corruption in…

QBE supports sick dad

QBE Insurance Company has stepped in to support the diabetic father who has been struggling to support his six children by donating $3000 in cash. The assistance was rendered to the father on Wednesday in the presence of two of his children. The insurance firm based at Panatina Plaza in Honiara was touched by the…

Chief calls for job creation

Burnscreek Paramount Chief Peter Usi has called on the Government to speed up development on Malaita province. Speaking to this paper on Wednesday Mr Usi said, he is wondering why it takes so long for the previous governments and the current one to develop Suafa Bay and Bina Harbour project on Malaita. He said, the…

PM reassures fight on corruption

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has reassured people of Solomon Islands that his government is fully committed to seriously looking into fighting corruption head-on. Highlighting the introduction of a legislation to establish Solomon Islands Independent Commission against Corruption (SIICAC) as a way forward. PM Sogavare told Permanent Secretaries, Head of Integrity Institutions, experts and other government…