In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Letade’s trial to High Court* Sentencing soon for Qazobatu* Councillor’s pre-trial moved Letade’s trial to High Court THE man who allegedly tried to rape a teenage school girl on her way back home from school at the at the Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil (GPPOL) in northeast Guadalcanal this year has been committed to stand…

PM welcomes new CT scan proposal

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has welcomed commitments by an Australian philanthropist to purchase a new Computed Tomography (CT) scan for the National Referral Hospital (NRH). Lady Primrose Potter the Australian philanthropist shared with the Prime Minister her willingness to raise funds to purchase the CT scan; when she met with the Prime Minister at the…

FAKE RICE PRODUCT

A COUNTERFEIT operation involving the repacking of poor quality rice into Solrais packs has been uncovered in the Western Province resulting in the arrest of the shop owners. The operation came to light after the SolRice management recently worked with undercover agents and the Seghe police to close down to the alleged counterfeit packing operation…

TUKI OUSTED

  Forau wins petition case By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN MEMBER for Parliament (MP) for Temotu VATUD Constituency, Freda Tuki Soriakomua has lost her seat on Monday, following the High Court ruling on the election petition case filed against her. Justice Rex Foukona delivered the judgement yesterday afternoon in the High Court which ruled in favour of…

Rennell mining fraud

Mined land was never register By AATAI JOHN LAUNGI Mining operation on some tenements on West Rennell by World Link Mining Company is probably one of the biggest corruption cases in the history of the country that connected with the responsible authorities within the government. This has come to surface following investigation by the Solomon…

RSIPF investigate death of 12-year-old girl

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is investigating the death of a 12-year-old girl following an alleged rape incident on Tikopia Island in the Temotu Province on 4 October 2018. “We are working very closely with the family of the suspect who allegedly raped the 12-year-old girl at Namo Village on Tikopia,” says Assistant…

FSC proposed for Buala

ISABEL’S provincial capital, Buala will soon have a Family Support Centre (FSC) established there very soon. This was revealed by a Police officer of the Buala Police station, Florence Teiraru, during a conference that is currently underway in Honiara. The building is to facilitate all issues relating to family like Domestic Violence, says Ms Teiraru.…

Yacht drug bust

POLICE TO DESTROY COCAINE By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN POLICE are currently working on ways to destroy the bulk of cocaine seized from a foreign yacht at Point Cruz, Thursday last week. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley revealed this on Thursday at his weekly media conference. “It’s too dangerous and a security risk to keep the bulk of…

OFF TO ARGENTINA

THE Junior Kurukurus left the country for Buenos Aires, Argentina on Thursday to compete in the Youth Olympic Games. Speaking to Star Sports prior to their departure, skipper Junior Mana said the boys are excited and can’t wait to hit the court for the first time in what he described as a pathway for the…