Bail ruling reserved for next week

The court has reserved its ruling on the bail applications made for the six people accused of the involving in a clash with another party at the Water Front night club in East Honiara. Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo after the hearing yesterday adjourned the matter to Monday next week for the ruling. The bail…

Man who raped wife faces sentence

The High Court will this afternoon sentence a man who raped his wife in 2013. The man who cannot be named to protect the identity of his wife, earlier denied the charge and the matter went before Justice Francis Mwanesalua for trial early this month. He however changed his pleas after his wife was in…

GPPOL murder accused remanded

A young man has been remanded, Tuesday at the Honiara Magistrates Court for the alleged murder of a teenage boy at the Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil (GPPOL) over the weekend. Junior Taro will appear again in the Honiara Magistrates Court on June 6. He is now facing one count of murder following an incident on…

Parliament approves appropriation Bill

Parliament on Monday approved a supplementary appropriation bill seeking its approval for the regularisation of a total sum of $26.4 Million spent by the Government in the last quarter of 2015. The Minister for Finance and Treasury Hon Snyder Rini when tabling the ‘2015 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2016’ at the Second Reading Stage $8.3 Million…

Undersea cable project gets green light

Minister for Communication and Aviation (MCA) Peter Shanel revealed in parliament, Monday that the short fall of US$10 million to fund the submarine cables now stands at US$5 million after some donors willing to fund the other half of the outstanding cost. Shanel revealed this after continuous pressure from some Members of Parliament (MP) who…

Committee set up to review DBSI

A Committee had been set up to look into the establishment and revitalisation of Development Bank of Solomon Islands. Minister of Finance and Treasury, Snyder Rini confirmed this when asked by MP for Aoke Langa langa, Mathew Wale in Parliament on Monday. Rini said the committee’s chairman is MP for Savo Russell, Dickson Mua plus…

Red-Eye on the rise in Auki

Red eye cases are on the rise in the Malaita Provincial capital, Auki and surrounding villages. This was confirmed by the Kiu’ufi Hospital In-section Control Officer Nixon Olofisau on Monday. Mr. Olofisau expressed said there have been a steady increase of Red eye cases in Auki and the surrounding communities over the past days. He…

RSIPF arrested murder suspect at GPOL area

GUADALCANAL police have arrested a murder suspect from Reef Islands following the death of a teenage boy at GPPOL-2 area over the weekend. Police alleged the incident which occurred on Saturday morning at about 7: 20am, revealed the suspect and the deceased were drinking beer with friends at a location known as Kirakira Street. It…