In court with Assumpta

Botanical manslaughter case committed to High Court  Prosecution to make recommendation to GG One Link trial vacated  Prosecution to respond to representation    Botanical manslaughter case committed to High Court TWO men facing manslaughter over the death of a man whose body was found at the Botanical garden area in June will be standing trial in the…

Wale: Sound electoral system is good democracy

MEMBERS of parliament have shown a vested interest in making sure the Electoral System and processes in the country work better despite various ideologies regarding how the system works. Leader of the Opposition and Member for Aoke/Langalanga Mathew Wale yesterday moved the motion in parliament to consider Paper, Solomon Islands Electoral Commission Office 2019 Annual…

CENTRAL HONIARA VOTERS WILL HAVE TO WAIT 

WHILE the result for the North East Guadalcanal Constituency bye-election has been announced, Central Honiara voters are now likely to wait a little longer. Mrs. Ethel Lency – the spouse of Jaime Vokia who was removed in an election petition by the High Court in controversial circumstances early this year – snatched the victory when…

APTC partnership with SI commended

MINISTER for Education and Human Resource Development has commended Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) for the existing partnership in education and training.  Speaking during the historic virtual graduation over the national broadcaster (SIBC) on Wednesday Lanelle Olandrea Tanangada said APTC is working actively with the Solomon Islands tertiary education skills authority to finalize the Solomon…

Red Cross Special Development Centre hosts GG 

THE Solomon Islands Red Cross Society (SIRCS) Special Development Learning Centre at the Rifle Range, West Honiara yesterday hosted the Governor-General (GG) Sir Rev. Father David Vunagi during a short visit to the school. In his welcome remarks, School Principal Jiope Ralulu Iputu said teachers, students, and the SIRCS as a whole were so happy…

Loggers owe Western gov’t millions in unpaid dues

Loggers and other business operators owe the Western Provincial Government more than $3 million in unpaid dues, Permanent Secretary, Jeffrey Wickham revealed. Mr. Wickham on Thursday urged companies that have outstanding dues to come forward and settle their bills. He said the Provincial Government discovered recently that a “number of logging companies did not pay up…

Former judge heads parole board

JAMES Apaniai – a former judge of the High Court and ex-Attorney General – is now the Chair of the Solomon Islands Parole Board.  The four-Member Board – two women and two men – also included Philemon Riti, a retired Bishop, a Dr. Carol Titiulu, and Sister Veronica Vasethe, a statement issued by the Correctional…

RSIPF secures counting venue after by-election

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) have provided security starting on Thursday at the RSIPF Conference Centre at Rove in Honiara where counting of ballots from Wednesday’s by-elections in North East Guadalcanal and Central Honiara is taking place. Counting commenced on Thursday and is continuing throughout Friday. Operation Commander for the RSIPF By-Election 2020…