Tribes reconcile following dispute over island

TWO tribes in Langalanga, Malaita Province have finally reconciled last week following a dispute over the Matalibore Island in the lagoon since 2011. Minister of Culture and Tourism (MCT) Bartholomew Parapola and his high level delegation witnessed the moving reconciliation. Matalibore is an island in the Langalanga lagoon which the Ministry had funded since 2011…

PM: Breed good Journalism

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare reiterated on the need for our local journalists to be more professional in their career, by breeding good journalism that will hold public trusts. Speaking during the Media Association Solomon Islands (MASI) anniversary celebration held at the Honiara Hotel on Wednesday evening, the guest of honour said that media plays…

PM’s media initiative

A ‘Prime Minister Media Excellence Award’ will be awarded to a top journalist this year. This was announced by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during the Media Freedom Day celebration last night. Mr Sogavare said, in recognition of the good working relationship that exists with the media the government is introducing the Prime Minister Media Excellence…

Fu guilty

The Taiwanese national who was on trial for two counts of intimidation charges has been found guilty of one of the charges. Mai Yung Fu, 65, was remanded in custody yesterday after his conviction of one count of intimidation awaiting the sentencing submissions. Both prosecution and the defence counsels will be presenting their submissions for…

Man denies allegations

A man facing various criminal charges has denied all the allegations against him when he appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday. Robert Pepeo pleaded not guilty to the charges of causing death by reckless and dangerous driving, using abusive words, simple larceny and threatening or insulting behaviour. He entered his pleas before Magistrate…