Trial on market murder case starts

THE High Court trial of men accused of murdering a young diplomat in 2012 outside the central market starts today. The hearing was adjourned yesterday in order for the prosecution to sort out the charges against the men before the trial can start today. One of the four men, John Tii who was19 at the…

Tenaru murder

A murder accused is still awaiting his case to be heard in a long form preliminary inquiry in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. The committal hearing that was supposed to take place yesterday before Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika was however adjourned to November 10, for a mention. The adjournment was made because the accused William Totoha…

Brutal killing of Tasiu astounds many

The recent brutal killing of a Melanesian Brother (Tasiu) of the Anglican Church of Melanesia’s Brotherhood, has surprised many people, both nationals and expatriates. Late Brother Jackson Lodo of Masi Village, East Guadalcanal was killed while walking home along Vura Road on North-West Guadalcanal last Thursday morning by a group of men. In the attack,…

Panga calls for increase wage

The former Premier of Guadalcanal Province, Stephen Panga says workers need better pay as Solomon Islanders now experience a very high cost of living. Mr Panga said state workers and those in the private sector need pay increases because imported and locally produced goods are way beyond affordability. He said it is high time the…

Dr Jack: God is my pillar of success

A SENIOR lecturer at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands Campus told students there is no formula for attaining excellence but there is a recipe. Guest speaker, in Honiara Dr Jack Maebuta made the statement at the Saint Joseph Tenaru school graduation over the weekend. “If I can tell you an example…

Call to get treatment against trachoma

Health authorities are calling on parents in Honiara and the provinces to take their children to hospitals and clinics to get treatment against trachoma, a blind causing disease. Nurses from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and made the call during their visit to communities around Honiara over the past days. Between 2011 and…

Community Policing in action

COMMUNITY Policing team within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have kicked off its selection awareness program in communities around Honiara and Guadalcanal starting last week. As the country goes through the election fever, the team is also visiting communities to talk to residents about the importance of maintaining law and order during this…