Court stories

Stepfather gets 22 years behind bars A MAN who sexually abused and raped his two stepdaughters and fathered three children with one of them in Malaita has been sentenced to 22 years in prison. The defendant who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victims was convicted of one count of Rape, one…

COME JAPAN

Former Malaita Premier Suidani urges Tokyo to invest in two crucial projects in Malaita Province to ensure business and development activities for economic growth and prosperity FORMER Premier of Malaita Province Daniel Suidani has called on Japan to invest in the Bina Habour Tuna Processing Project and to tar-seal the province’s road network to ensure…

6000+ on seasonal labour

MORE than 6,000 Solomon Islanders are working in Australia and New Zealand under the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) and New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Scheme, whilst at least 15,000 are in the queue to join these seasonal labour schemes. This was highlighted by the Director of External Trade in the Ministry of Foreign…

Lola threatens Eastern Solomons

THE Solomon Islands Meteorological Services (MET) has issued a Tropical Cyclone (TC) Warning Number Eight for the eastern part of the country as of 7am yesterday.  The warning is currently in effective for Temotu Province, according to the statement. As of 5 am yesterday, a severe Tropical Cyclone Lola, categorised as a Category Five storm…

The vision to transform SINU

ONE of the visions of the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Dr Transform Aqorau is that students who completed their studies at Solomon Islands National University (SINU) gain overseas recognition and be able to secure jobs abroad. Dr Transform Aqorau was the Guest Speaker at the 2023 Australian Alumni Association…