Fatal ferry probe almost complete 

POLICE investigation into the fatal ferry accident that resulted in 27 passengers losing their lives in April is almost completed. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said the investigation will hopefully be completed by the end of this month. “I assure you that the National Criminal Investigation team has investigated this matter and about to complete…

2 HCC councillors arrested

Two members of the Honiara City Council were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly intimidating Rence Sore, the Honiara City clerk. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau responding to questions raised by reporters in the weekly police conference confirmed that the two are councillor for Vura Ward Reginald Ngati and councillor for Vavaya ward Billy Abae. Mangau said the…

‘Don’t back the Bill’

PREMIER of Western Province David Gina has called on all nine Members of Parliament (MP) from Western province not to support the new proposed Traditional Governance Bill. Mr. Gina made the call saying the new Bill is not going to serve the current provincial system. He further described it as unconstitutional and does not entertain…

CURFEW TRIO ACQUITTED

No evidence their place of residence is within town boundary, says Garo By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   CHIEF Magistrate Emma Garo has acquitted three young men accused of breaching the April 10 curfew in Honiara. Kevin Tarifu, Junior Lesley Tata and Hilton Jeffery Maetarau had stood trial for the charge of restriction of movement contrary to regulation…