NO ID CARD, NO UPDATE

REGISTERED voters in Buma ward, west Kwara’ae constituency, Malaita Province who have lost their 2014 national general election (NGE) identification (ID) cards have been denied the opportunity to update their details. Most of the voters have registered during the 2014 election and decided to switch constituency and wanted to update their registration details inorder to…

KILLERS JAILED FOR LIFE

Guilty of murdering Chinese couple By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   TWO men who went on a blood path, killing a Chinese couple within a span of 10 minutes before robbing their shop, will now spend the rest of their lives in jail. This was after Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer on Thursday found Jimson Goufi and Raymond…

Police monitor voter registration

POLICE say they are monitoring the registration of voters, which started Monday this week throughout the country. RSIPF Supervising Deputy Commissioner (DC) Operation, Joseph Manelugu says his officers in Honiara and throughout the provinces are monitoring the registration process as part of their normal duties with people travelling to their registration centres scattered throughout the…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Bellona murder accused in court* Lawyer wants time with client* Court to inquire into sexual offence case* Closing submissions in abduction case today Bellona murder accused in court   A YOUNG man accused of the murder of a little girl and injuring four people at Bellona, Renbell Province, last month has appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court…

ELECTION DILEMMA

Saitala: ‘Ordinary resident’ a contentious issue By AATAI JOHN LAUNGI   MOVEMENT of voters from one constituency to another will remain an election issue due to the broad definition of the term “ordinary resident”. That’s according to Chief Electoral Officer Mose Saitala. Mr Saitala explained that to register and vote in a constituency is defined…

Maelanga lauds move to axe sub-contractors

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for East Malaita and Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition group Manasseh Maelanga welcomes the move to re-establish the public works department (PWD) under the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID). MID Permanent Secretary (PS) Steven Maesiola expressed his intention to bring back the department to purposely look after the road work. Speaking…

Call to protect environment

Big Mountain’s front man Joaquin ‘Quino’ McWhinney says that we need to care for the mother earth. He made the statement this during the band’s one off live concert at the Heritage Park Hotel car park area in Honiara over the weekend. “Our mother earth needs to be protected from harm. “It is you and…

Consultation needs to reach rural people

THE national stakeholders consultations on the proposed mining bill needs to reach the rural communities. A woman participant and former president of the Guadalcanal council of women Mary Bollen made the statement at the two days national mining forum consultation held at the Heritage Park Hotel. Ms Bollen said despite the forum is a step…