Participants reminded of roles

“MAKE use of every single opportunity to increase your practical knowledge of the job that you do.” These were the words of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP,) Ronald Bei Talasasa when addressing participants of extradition and mutual legal assistance workshop that started yesterday at the Mendana Hotel conference room. He said, this message is…

Tubi threat ruling on May 20

THE fate of the Taiwanese national accused of intimidating two Malaysian brothers over the issue of Tubi log will be handed down on May 20. This followed the completion of the one day trial that took place yesterday before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. Police Prosecutor Rodney Wheatney called three witnesses who testified in court while…

Sentence next for rapist

A MAN, who raped his niece and sexually assaulted her in 2013, will be sentenced on May 26. The mitigation and sentencing submissions were made before Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika yesterday. The man, who cannot be named to protect his niece’s identity, was convicted after a trial for one count of rape and three counts…

More graduate from APTC

The Australia Pacific Technical College (APTC) has achieved another milestone in its operations in the country by staging another attractive and colourful graduation yesterday. The ceremony was conducted at the Pacific Casino Paradise hall in Honiara. A total of 182 students of both male and female were graduated from eighteen different fields of studies. Out…

Protected areas advisory committee formed

A COMMITTEE to administer and safeguard the fragile, unique and important natural environments of Solomon Islands has been formed. Dubbed the Protected Areas Advisory Committee (PAAC) consisting of ten members had their first meeting Thursday last week. A statement from PAAC yesterday said, Protected Areas Act 2010 is a national legislation in Solomon Islands that…

Premier Vavanga welcomes GCIL takeover

Guadalcanal Premier, Bartholomew Vavanga has welcomed the taking of the Gold Ridge Mining Limited by the landowners associated company, Gold Ridge Comminity Investment Limited (GCIL). He said, while he welcomed the bold step taken by the landowners, the provincial government is yet to properly look into what avenue it can play in there. Vavanga said,…