GUILTY AS CHARGED

·      Court finds former permanent secretary Henry Murray guilty of 11 counts of official corruption ·      He defrauded the government of $700,000 ·      Murray’s wife Rose acquitted of 16 counts of false pretence and was set free ·      Murray will be sentenced at a later date By…

DEAL TO RESTORE ANUHA

ANY plan to redevelop the once beautiful island resort of Anuha in the Central Islands Province can proceed if the national government says sorry and compensate for the damages caused to the resort. That’s according to the Dutch man who holds the Irrevocable Power of Attorney (IPA) over the island. Speaking to the Solomon Star…

NO TURNING BACK

  …PM says Pacific Games must go ahead By CHARLES KADAMANA   THE Government has secured land for the construction of facilities to host the 2023 Pacific Games in the country. This follows the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Cabinet Sub-Committee, the government and key stakeholders at the Prime Minister office on…

MACFest event outline now online

The main program for the upcoming 6th Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival (MACFest) is now available online to get a glimpse of what the festival will be like. The National Organising Committee (NOC) has released the program and is encouraging the public to view the main festival programme online. The programme with information on participating…

In court with Assumpta

* Woman jailed for assault* Chinese yet to take plea Woman jailed for assault A WOMAN who confessed to assaulting another woman in Honiara in 2016 has been sentenced to six months imprisonment on Tuesday. This was after Rachael Roko pleaded guilty to one count of common assault. The court heard the victim came to…

FIVE TO VIE FOR SEAT

Woman amongst candidates By AATAI JOHN LAUNGI A WOMAN is among five candidates who will contest the Gizo-Kolombangara by-election on May 23. She is Lanelle Tanangada, wife of former MP Jimson Tanangada, and a teacher by profession. Returning Officer for Gizo-Kolobangara Constituency Chris Siale confirmed Mrs Tanangada’s candidacy when the nominations closed yesterday evening. Former…

Journos armed with new reporting skills

AFTER an intensive four-day training in tackling corruption, local Journalists are now being armed with relevant investigative reporting skills. The workshop, organised by the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI), with funding from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was hosted at the SIBC Conference room. Dr Shailendra Singh, the head of the USP School…