19yr nabbed over alleged rape of 6yr old

Police at Taro in Choiseul Province arrested a 19-year-old male person for allegedly raping a 6-year-old girl at Taro Station last week. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Choiseul Province, Superintendent Vincent Eria said the alleged rape incident occurred between 3 to 4pm on Wednesday 10 October 2018 in the Taro Township. PPC Eria said the suspect…

Man faces charge of attempted murder

POLICE in Auki Malaita Province have arrested and charged a 31-year-old male in relation to a wounding incident at Sarawasi logging camp in Small Malaita. The incident occurred on Thursday, 11 October 2018. It is alleged that the incident is related to a land dispute connected to logging. Provincial Police Commander Malaita Province Superintendent Timothy…

MAYOR’S ‘SECRET’ PLAN UNCOVERED

CITY Mayor Andrew Mua has been accused of secretly hatching a plan to sell the site where Honiara Integrated Primary School (HIPS) is located to an Asian businessman. Mr Mua’s office earlier issued the school with an eviction notice to vacate the site next to the Multi-Purpose Hall at Lawson Tama by 31 December this…

Dausabea wants parliament dissolved

The president of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) Charles Dausabea is calling on the Governor General (GG) Sir Frank Kabui to exercise his emergency powers to dissolve the parliament. Mr. Dausabea made the call after Member of Parliament (MP) for Temotu VATUD constituency Freda Tuki lost her seat lately following a successful petition case by…

Tempus Two, Sullivans host wine tasting

On Saturday night Sullivans and Australian wine giant Tempus Two hosted a wine tasting at French restaurant Club Havana. Winemaker Andrew Duff arrived in the Solomon Islands to host the event and educated guests on the wine-making process for this innovative wine. The evening’s highlight was the tasting of Tempus Two Copper Wilde Chardonnay. This…

No by-election for Temotu Vatud seat

NO by-elections will be held in Temotu Vatud Constituency, despite its MP Freda Tuki losing the seat following last week’s High Court ruling. That’s according to the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC). In his judgment dated 8 October, Justice Rex Faukona ruled in favour of the Petitioner Clay Forau, ruling that the election of Mrs…

Aipia hits out at fisheries

LOCAL businessman Dr Reginald Aipiais demanding the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) to compensate him for loss of business and purported unlawful arrest. His demand came following a Court of Appeal ruling last Friday that stated the 1972 Fisheries regulation.as amended (including Regulation 13A). were repealed by the Fisheries Management Regulation 2017. Furthermore,…

Police probe fatal traffic accident

GUADALCANAL police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that resulted in the death of a three-year-old boy in the Charikulu area of Tangarare, in West Guadalcanal, on 11 October 2018. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Superintendent Nixon Manetoga says the incident occurred between 4 and 5pm on 11 October in the Charikulu area…

Order to dismantle school

HONIARA Integrate Primary School (HIPS) has been ordered to relocate somewhere or will be forced  to move out from the land it is currently located. Honiara City Mayor Andrew Mua in an interview with the Solomon Star recently said the current site where the school is situated near the sport facilities at Multipurpose Hall belongs…