SINU media class flooded

STUDENTS at the media and journalism classroom at the Solomon Islands National University, (SINU) Kukum campus turned up at class yesterday morning and were shocked to find their classroom being flooded with water as a result of the overnight showers. This happened due to a leaking roof. As result the tables were wet and the…

Kira Kira to regional forestry inventory training

Solomon Islands through the Ministry of Forestry and Research(MFR) will host a regional inventory training workshop on forestry in Kirakira, Makira/Ulawa province next month. Terence Titiulu who is the Ministry’s Deputy Commissioner Resource Management said the training is to try out the outcome of the training which is currently underway in Honiara this week. “The…

Beauty pageant show remains uncertain

THE staging of the annual Miss Solomon Islands beauty pageant for this year remains unclear. Two young girls who wish to participate in this prestigious event said they were told it is yet to be decided whether the beauty show will be hosted or not. According to the chairman of Miss Solomon beauty pageant organising…

$7.3M defraud case in court

Second accused charged in $10m health clinic fund scandal A SECOND man is now facing court for the $10 million scandal within the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS). John Biliki, 45, of Choiseul province is facing 15 counts of false pretence and 15 counts of money laundering. The first accused, a taxi driver who was…

Accountant’s case adjourned

The case involving a senior Accountant who confessed he failed to declare more than $200,000 to Customs and Immigration has been furtheradjourned to October 20. Everlyn Diudi previously pleaded guilty to the charges of failing to declare foreign currencies to Customs officers and false declaration. She was working at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism at…

Doromuala’s case now with DPP

THE court case that was transferred to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) from police due to ‘pressure of political nature’ will return to court on October 20. This is to allow the prosecutor who was allocated the file to go through the file. Crown Prosecutor Willy Vaiyu told the court yesterday that…

Manelusi calls for information

Assistance commissioner for Honiara capital Gabriel Manelusi has issued strong appeal to the public to assist the police investigation team on the hit and run incident over the weekend. The incident occurred opposite the OBBA shop at Ranadi late on Saturday evening. Mr Manelusi told the paper that members of the public who witnessed the…

Police responds to more calls

The Honiara city police have responded to 62 reports and arrested 35 suspects around Honiara areas over the weekend. Police made the arrests in relation to offences of, drunk and disorderly, consuming liquor in public places, threatening violence, domestic violence, theft, house break-in and traffic accident.  Police recovered stolen properties Police at Guadalcanal have recovered…