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Newly opened casino told to close ‘illegal’ operation THE Gaming and Lotteries Board has served a stop notice to the newly opened mini casino Cyber King Limited. The stop notice, which was issued yesterday, ordered that Managing Director of Cyber King Limited Ting Kwong Hing close the business effective as of yesterday. Members of Gaming…

MMF calls for deportation of Sy

THE Malaita Ma’asina Forum is calling on the infrastructure Minister Jimmy Lusibaea to ensure Johnny Sy is removed from the country. MMF said it was surprising how a foreigner with a logging background could make his way easily up into the top domestic jobs. “Johnny Sy is a logger and how he ended up being…

AG seeks order to remove Yow

ATTORNEY General James Apaniai is seeking a court order to permanently remove chief executive officer of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Colin Yow from office. Mr Apaniai took that action after Mr Yow continued to defy his sacking and orders not to return to the SIPA premises. “An application for a court order to remove…

Police set to acquire arms

POLICE are in the process of acquiring new weapons under the Staged Limited Rearmament Project. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Police and National Security, Edmund Sikua, said under the exercise only three units within the force are being trained to handle the arms. They are the Police Response Team, the Close Protection Unit, and…

Many still favour SIPA rice, noodle

DESPITE many criticisms against the SIPA rice and noodle, many families living in the rural areas in and around the country have enjoyed its availability and continuous supply in the city. Most are from the low wages and salary earners living in the outskirts of the capital, Honiara. Lately, residents of Gilbert Camp, East Honiara…

Anti-Corruption Bill gets rural support

The Anti-Corruption Bill that will go before parliament this Friday gets its full support across the nation especially the rural populace. Marau Bay Development Association (MBDA) is one, pledging their full support that this Bill be the way forward for the country. MBDA Interim Chairman, Chief John Usuha’asua said this is history to this nation…

Pre-trial for Talu

A pre-trial conference will be held next on the case of the former Correctional Service officer facing multiple fraud charges. This was after it was confirmed in court yesterday that a lawyer from the Public Solicitor’s Office would be representing Don Lisi Talu. Public Solicitor’s lawyer Henry Kausimae told the court that he would finalise…

Evidence hearing of Hunukera’s case end

Hearing of evidences on to the traffic case of the Former Provincial Police Commander of Guadalcanal Daniel Hunikera has ended on Tuesday. Closing submissions on the matter will be made in court tomorrow before Principle Magistrate Augustine Aulanga. The defence has closed its case after Hunikera gave his evidence and called a witness. Hunikera is…

Accused denies attempted murder charge

A MAN facing attempted murder and firearm charge in relation to an incident in Choiseul in 2013 on Wednesday denied the allegation levelled at him. Enoch Kodo pleaded not guilty to one count of attempted murder, one count of possession of ammunition without a firearm licence, and two counts of intimidation. These were in relation…