Faith based groups share views on Family Bill

FAITH Based organisations want to see less power given to the Director in the Child and Family Welfare Bill 2016. They raised their concerns when they appeared before the Bills and Legislation Committee in Parliament on Wednesday. The groups, which included Family Support Centre, Christian Care Centre, and Solomon Islands Christian Association, thought there should…

First dengue case in Buala

BUALA Hospital in Isabel Province has recorded one confirmed dengue fever case for the first time. The case was recorded towards the end of last month when the patient was undergoing treatment at Buala hospital. Hospital Director Dr Helen Hopkins said that there was only one confirmed case so far despite the many suspect cases…

Pepeo is still on the run

A MAN who has failed to turn up in court since last year to answer to his charges including one that he allegedly collided with another car killing the driver, is yet to be located and re-arrested. Robert Pepeo has been under a warrant of arrest since November 2015. Public Prosecutor John Wesley Zoze on…

Man who faces rape charge denies allegations

A man who allegedly raped and indecently assaulted his wife’s niece has denied the allegation yesterday when he appeared in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court.  The man who cannot be named to protect the identity of the alleged victim yesterday pleaded not guilty to four counts of indecent assault and one count of rape. The alleged…

Commander PPF takes RSIPF’s deputy post

The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) Participating Police Force Commander (CPPF), John Tanti has taken his oath before the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Commissioner Frank Prendergast at Rove Police Headquarters on the on Monday this week. Commander John Tanti takes his oath to carry out duties as Deputy Commissioner of Royal…

Three accused allowed to return to Malaita

Three of the five men accused of threatening Dalgro Construction Company workers in Malaita at gun point have been allowed to travel to Malaita. This was after the court varied two of their strict bail conditions. The five accused, Iki Olomea, Leonard Ofaga, Redley Abarai, Jimmy Enobana and Simon Fiusiale were released on bail on…

DOLPHIN CAGING

Operator identified A DOLPHIN captive centre police raided at Mbungana, Central Province, last Saturday was operated by the country’s only qualified veterinary Dr Baddeley Anita. Central Province premier Patrick Vasuni confirmed this to the Solomon Star. “…yes the province has granted Dr Anita a licence to keep dolphins at Mbungana,” MrVasuni said. “But this is…

Casino owner’s son acquitted

THE court on Tuesday found the son of the owner of the Pacific Casino hotel who allegedly tried to burn the hotel down not guilty of the allegation after a trial. Tommy Leong was therefore acquitted of the charges of two counts of arson, two counts of attempted arson and four counts of malicious damage.…