Australia marketing group here to promote SI

ONE OF AUSTRALIA’s largest marketing corporate company Ignite Travel Group (ITG) arrived in Honiara on Wednesday for a four days visit. The Group is an innovative and dynamic multi-channelled tourism marketing company that creates unique travel experiences and distribution opportunities. ITG has  incorporated its patented travel based promotions division at RewardsCorp and  Australia’s leading travel…

Five years for rape

You violated the trust of the girl’s parents, accused told A MAN who raped his 14-year-old niece two years ago in a Guadalcanal village was jailed for five years in the High Court, on Tuesday. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer told the accused, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, he…

Pre-trial hearing in fraud case

A PRE-TRIAL conference will be conducted next on the case of the man who allegedly defrauded the government of $7.3 million from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika fixed 11 May for the pre-trial conference. John Biliki, 45, of Choiseul had earlier denied the charges against him. The charges were…

Rape trial aborted

A MAN facing a rape and buggery/unnatural sex charge at the High Court has been acquitted yesterday after the girl changed her story. This would be the second rape case this month that has been acquitted because the alleged victim decided to change her story. The matter was listed for trial before Chief Justice Sir…