Murder committal hearing set today

EVIDENCE will be heard in a committal hearing today in relation to the murder of two men on the Guadalcanal plains early this year. The long form preliminary inquiry on the case of Henry Sae will be conducted before Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika. Sae is co-accused with Dudley Seko, Lee Teteo and Ben Tabugao who…

Calls to implement education plan

PERMANENT Secretary (PS) of Ministry of Education and Human Resources calls for proactive action from people engaged to implement the National Education Action Plan (NEAP) 2013-2014. Dr Franco Rhodie stressed this when he opened the annual joint Review of the Education Sector at Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) conference room, Tuesday. “We need to think outside…

No serious report on campaign in West

WESTERN Provincial Police is yet to receive any reports of disturbances related to campaigning in the lead to the national general election. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) George Guna in an interview with the Solomon Star, Tuesday said Gizo and the surrounding have enjoyed peaceful campaign activities conducted by intending candidates so far. “Currently Gizo town…

Men accused of spreading rumours acquitted

Four men accused of spreading false rumours against their former Member of Parliament for South Choiseul were being discharged on Tuesday. This was due to insufficient evidence to sustain the charge against them. The prosecution has requested the court to withdraw the charges against John Niqe, Eddie Kodo, Max Qoloni and Jack Zokovai under section…

Warrant of arrest for Biliki

A warrant of arrest has been issued for the man accused of the $10 million scandal uncovered in the Ministry of Health and Medical Service on Tuesday. John Biliki was not present in court which resulted in a warrant of arrest being issued for his arrest. His lawyer George Gray was also absent in court…

Officer returns to court

A police officer facing a traffic offence in relation to an incident in 2011 resulting in the death of a girl at West Guadalcanal in 2011 returns to court next month. Rex U’upwe is facing one count of causing death by reckless or dangerous driving. This was in relation to an incident on March 2,…