Father to be charged with rape

THE father who earlier entered guilty pleas to incest charges and another of attempted rape is likely to be charged with rape soon. This was after the court found evidence of rape charges in the summary of agreed facts and from the Victim Impact Statement from the accused’s daughters.Justice Stephen Pallaras upon this finding vacated…

Hou releases figures on gov’t finances

CARETAKER Finance and Treasury minister Rick Hou has released information about Government expenditure up to the end of June, 2014 prior to deliberations of the recent Supplementary Budget Bill by Parliament in the past two weeks. Minister Hou outlined that consolidated expenditure for the first half of 2014 was $1,621.8 million against revised pro rata…

Kilu’ufi gets new cruiser

Kilu’ufi hospital in Auki, Malaita province has taken delivery of a new land cruiser last week which has solved their transport dilemma. Malaita provincial health director Dr Huddie Namo said the new vehicle will ease the burden of his staff looking for transport to pick them up for work and for dropping them off after…

One death from measles in Malaita

MEASLES cases in Malaita province continues to rise with the Kilufi’i hospital recording one death last Tuesday. Reports said the measles related death involved a 20 years old female. A nurse in charge at the Kilufi’i outpatient said the death occurred last week after the patient was recovering. “The rash on her body disappeared and…

Judge: Its time to act

“You have the power to mould your communities in a way that large countries or big cities do not have.” High Court judge, Justice Pallaras QC made this remark on Sunday when he was giving an awareness talk based on the topic on how to treat women and children in our community at an Anglican…

Man nabbed over marijuana plants

A man has been arrested with his 54 marijuana plant being uprooted on Wednesday. Police media unit said Police CID officers at Central Police Station uprooted the plants and charged the male suspect, following tip of from members of the public. The dangerous cannabis have been farmed at the Panatina valley area, East Honiara. The…