Tome to go on trial today

  A trial will today start on the case of the former Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening, David Tome, who faces conversion charges. The hearing which was scheduled to start on Monday was however moved to today after prosecution received some disclosures from the police. Public Prosecutor Ishmael Kekou had asked for the…

IT’S A PROPOSAL

Tanangada clarifies proposed $2.4M residence By RONALD TOITO’ONA   JIMSON Tanangada, former Member of Parliament (MP) for Gizo-Kolombangara Constituency, Western Province has clarified the truth behind leaked documents on Facebook, over a proposed SBD$2.5M property in Honiara. The photographed documents were posted in the ‘Gizo’ Group page on Facebook, amidst other Gizo-Kolombangara by-election heated posts,…

Talented dancer snatch top award

For many Solomon Islanders, dancing has been a form of entertainment especially in the modern day considered to be of foreign originals.  The recent dance trends from youths around Honiara sometimes caused headaches for many Honiara residents witnessing the youths of today dancing in their respective groups. However, for 18 year-old Liana Sabetian, dancing is…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Melaba fine $5,000* Oto’s case moved to today* Tome’s trial, tomorrow Melaba fine $5,000   THE Inland Revenue Division (IRD) officer facing corruption charges has been fined $5,000 yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Leslie Melaba, 36, was sentenced after pleading guilty to two counts of official corruption. Principal Magistrate Tearo Beneteti imposed a…

More women top tuna day event

Local young women were winners in several competitions run by SolTuna as part of the World Tuna Day celebrations in Noro ov the weekend. The secondary school speech competition was won by Reena Padabelo of Gizo Community High School, with her winning speech about sustainability of tuna resources. Meanwhile, the winner of the tuna song…

Wine tasting and art exhibition staged

The wine tasting and Art exhibition hosted by Sullivans, McGuigan Wines and SICCI was a refreshing and invigorating experience according to participants during a recent event. Wine Connoisseur and McGuigan representative Muir Leggett ensured that the night was an informative and Captivating evening. A total of eight different wines were tasted by event goers. The…

$44.7M FUNDING

Taiwan releases payments for constituencies SOLOMON Islands Government last week received a total of SBD$44.7 million in funding support from the Government of the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan for the 50 constituencies. The huge payout is to cater for some constituencies which failed to get their constituency development from last year while the bulk…

Police probes attack

  Police at Henderson Police Station in Guadalcanal Province are investigating an attack on four men at Naro Village in West Guadalcanal on 25 April 2018. It is alleged a 20-year-old man armed with a bush knife attacked four other men at Naro Village on the night of 25 April 2018. It is further alleged…

New Magistrates sworn-in

Two new magistrates have joined the magistracy after being sworn in on Thursday at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Leonard Chite from is now a Principal Magistrate and Luke Maka Sandy a First Class Magistrate after they were sworn in before Chief Justice Sir Albert in a ceremonial event at the High Court conference room. Also taking…