Beche-de-mer case mentioned

THE Beche-de-mer case that has been remitted back to the Honiara Magistrates’ Court for a re-trial has been mentioned on Monday. Accused Dr Regional Aipia was not present in court except for his lawyer, Wilson Rano of Rano & Company. Public Prosecutor Maito’o Hauirae told the court yesterday prosecution will be filing amended charges. An…

Court of Appeal sits

THE Court of Appeal has started its hearings on Monday at the High Court.   Three appealed cases have been heard yesterday before a three panel judge, Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer, Sir Gordon Ward and Justice Edwin Goldsborough.   A total of 13 cases have been listed to go before the judges this week.   Among the…

Parliament in brief.

Cost of electricity Member of Parliament for Aoke/Langalanga Matthew Wale has raised concern over the hiking electricity cost in the country referring to as the highest in the region. Speaking before the house yesterday Wale stated that Solomon Islands Electric Authority (SIEA) shows no interest at all to reduce the rate of electricity in the…

Head teachers training ends

THE induction workshop for block 4 course materials for the certificate in teaching programme (CTP) conducted by Solomon Islands National University (SINU) through its Distance and Flexible Learning (DFL) mode for cohort 1 head teachers ended successfully over the weekend in Auki. Speaking in the closing ceremony on behalf of the SINU Vice Chancellor and…

Support for staged limited rearmament

A community leader in Honiara supports the decision of the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) to approve a staged limited rearmament of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). Pastor David Komasi of the Assembly of God Gateway Church in the Alligator Creek community, East Honiara expressed his support for the limited rearmament during community consultations…