Last weeks’ news in brief

Isa gets additional jail term A Guadalcanal man was jailed for 25 years for attempted murder in the High Court, Friday. Justice Stephen Pallaras pronounced the sentence on Gedily Isa after the accused pleaded guilty to the charge. Isa and others committed the offence on 27 May 2003 in Guadalcanal’s Weathercoast, less than two months…

Vunagi: School grows through God’s grace

It is by the grace of God that this St Nicholas College developed from a simple Mothers’ Union Kindergarten to its status as a college. Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia The Most Rev. David Vunagi made the statement at school’s graduation last Friday. Vunagi said a college is an institution that provides higher…

Communities reconcile after 10 years of dispute

Two communities in north east Guadalcanal, Friday, ended a long-running land dispute that prevented them from looking each other in the eye. In an emotional reconciliation ceremony, members of both communities apologised and hug each other as they put their pasts behind them. The dispute started 10 years ago when boys from Kolosulu threatened and…

Tran launches campaign platform

Outgoing West Honiara MP Namson Tran launched his campaign platform yesterday as he seeks a second term in parliament. As part of the launching, a magazine recounting some of the projects funded during his term, was also launched and distributed. Tran outlined to the gathering his plans for the next four years. “We will build…

News last week in brief

‘Miracle baby’ doing well THE Sunday Star traced and found the baby girl who was buried alive, but rescued in the Kaibia area in May last year, doing well. Baby Crister, as she’s now called, has been adopted and is now 16 months old. She is a healthy baby growing in a family of six.…

Vunagi calls for review of education system

THE Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, The Most Rev. David Vunagi says the country needs an education system that trains and equips students to be innovative and creative in life. He highlighted this during a St Nicholas College’s end-year graduation in Honiara yesterday. Rev. Vunagi said the present education system only allows students…

Three cheat death in Auki accident

THREE individuals cheated death after their RA4 vehicle veered into the bush and pulled off the gate of a fence in-front of the Forest Lake (Kunu) road, Auki, Malaita province, Friday. The driver and the owner of the RA4 said they were on their way to drop-off his passengers when the incident happened. “We were…

Former GG hits out at $400,000 MPs grant

FORMER Governor General and President of the People’s Alliance Party Sir Nathaniel Weana has criticised the decision to grant Members of Parliament a $400,000 at the end of their term in office. Sir Nathaniel, who served four terms in Parliament as MP for Ulawa/Ugi, described as ‘wrong’ that controversial cabinet decision on Tuesday night at…

PAP to give resource owners power

A PEOPLE’S Alliance Party (PAP) Government will give back to landowners the power to own and benefit fully from their natural resources. Party president Sir Nathaniel Weana said if PAP forms the next government it will change the laws of the country that has prevented land and resource owners from having total control of their…

Officers told to uphold duty

POLICE and Correctional officers with various emergency response teams and units have been reminded of their duty and urged to remain united despite the many challenges ahead.  Acting Assistant Commissioner National Capital, Gabriel Manelusi told them when awarding officers after a display of the RSIPF response capability in preparation towards the national general elections. “We…