Muaki yet to lodge appeal

The Lawyer representing special secretary to the Prime Minister Andrew Muaki is yet to file an appeal against the $10,000 fine the Leadership Code Commission (LCC) slapped on Muaki. The fine was over sexual harassment allegations three women working in the Office of the Prime Minister lodged against Muaki early this year. After Muaki failed…

Accused found guilty of manslaughter

THE court has this week sentenced a man to three years imprisonment for the death of another person in 2013 at Tenaru, East Guadalcanal. Samson Totoha was however, released from custody given that he had already served that amount of time while in pre-trial custody. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer convicted Totoha of the charge…

Child abuser faces jail

A MAN who sexually abused a two-year-old girl at a settlement in Honiara in March will be sentenced in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court on June 27. This was after mitigation and sentencing submissions were made on Friday. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga has other cases to tend to and therefore had the matter adjourn for sentencing.…

Tovosia, Veke trial to resume Monday

THE TRIAL on the case of the Member of Parliament for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia and Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke will resume Monday next week. This was because lawyer representing Tovosia, Nuatali Tongarutu, was feeling unwell  and therefore could not stand in for the trial yesterday. Public Prosecutor Andie Driu though not objecting to the…

New recruits out on assignments

THE first batch of the 2016 police recruit has been sent out to a number of areas within Honiara City. This is mainly for the officers to gain first-hand experience on their roles and responsibilities as police officers. Deputy Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga during the weekly police conference on Thursday said they are trying to…

Students heading home from PNG

THE government is repatriating its student from Papua New Guinea starting today due to the ongoing boycott of classes and other disturbances there. This followed a decision the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the High Commission office in Moresby, made on Friday. The situation in three Papua New Guinea universities –…

Business training for Tina hydro landowners

NINE individuals from Tina Hydro landholding tribes completed a business training organised for them, Friday. Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise Centre (SISBEC) conducted the training to educate resource owners business and investment opportunities. The five-day business training ended with presentation of certificates. Among the nine trainees are four women, all of whom came from the…

Road carnage

Two dead, one in critical condition TWO students are dead and the third in critical condition after their vehicle crashed in the Foxwood area of east Honiara, in the early hours of yesterday. Police say the students are of Don Bosco College. “The vehicle they are travelling is a RAV4 and was on high speed,”…

$100M school project nears completion

THE Government, through the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD), will soon complete a nationwide school infrastructure project valued at $100 million. The project, which comprised of new classroom buildings and the renovation of existing ones, was implemented in 2015 and 2016 is expected to be completed by June 30 before being handed…