Fishermen escape police hunt

FIVE fishermen escaped a possible arrest when Tulagi police were tipped that the men were using illegal explosive – dynamite. Tulagi Provincial Police Commander Fred Satu said the men were conducting the illegal fishing at Voloa coral reefs in Gela, Central Islands Province on Tuesday morning. Mr Satu said upon receiving reports from villagers in…

Trio faces fraud charge

A woman who allegedly obtained more than $150,000 from her employer under false pretences in 2008 is now facing the court. Malia Katalake, 30, a Gilbertese is facing a total of 55 counts in relation to fraudulent falsification, false pretences and embezzlement. She is co-accused with her husband Peter Rockson, 30, of Lord Howe, Malaita…

Croc snatches woman

A fifty eight year old woman from Bokokimbo village in north east Guadalcanal has been the latest victim of a crocodile attack over the weekend. The incident occurred early Saturday morning when the woman went to do her washing at the river when she got attacked. It was believed the 4.6 meter crocodile drowned and…

Betel nut back at the main market

WHEN the Central Market was newly completed and occupied, there were strict regulations against selling of betel-nut there. The regulations were upheld up to recent times. A concern market visitor John Waki said it is an eye-sore nowadays. “People simply do not listen. They have ears and continue to disobey the rules. “The main market…