Why we arrested Aipia

DIRECTOR of Fisheries Edward Honiwala says the arrest of Dr Reginald Aipia and his American friend was done over alleged breaches of fisheries laws. Aipia and his friend were brought over from Ontong Java into Honiara last week on Wednesday night. Mr Honiwala said Aipia did not have any proper permits with the Ministry of…

Businesses support 2017 Pageant

THE Miss Solomon Islands Pageant (MSIP) 2017 continues to get support from business houses in Honiara. Pageant Director Joyce Konofilia said Honiara Hotel has agreed to become a Silver sponsor and have also identified their contestant. “More details on the contestant will be made available this week,” Ms Konofilia said. Meanwhile, she said Ela Motors’…

GARO MAKES HISTORY

First female chief magistrate appointed By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN THE GOVERNMENT has appointed a first female chief magistrate for the country. She is Emma Garo, who was sworn in before Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer at the High Court last Friday. Ms Garo replaces former Chief Magistrate John Numapo whose contract ends this month. Mr Numapo…

KURUKURU TRIUMPH

The Kurukuru futsal team has won their second match against the strong Chinese Taipei last night, 4-3. The match kicked off at around 11pm last night in Turkmenistan where the current 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games is currently underway. It was Kurukuru’s second match. And the victory has brought much excitement and pride…

PM’s early PIF exit ridiculed

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare was forced to cut short his trip to the Samoan capital Apia last week for the 48th Pacific Islands Forum last week “due to domestic political moves to remove him from office”. This was the explanation provided by the Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Maliegagoe at a press conference last Thursday…

Asian investor arrested

CHINESE investor Shiyao Guo was arrested by police yesterday in Honiara after he rejected a court order to vacate an apartment he occupied at Town Ground. Guo is a shareholder within the China United Corporation Limited and a former director. The Asian man is the main investor behind the development of the Town Ground rugby…

GIRL’S PARENTS FACE CHARGES

Police to prosecute parents of girl at centre of first human trafficking case By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN POLICE will arrest and charge parents of a girl who allegedly forced their under-aged daughter to live with a Malaysian logger. Public prosecutor Andrew Kelesi revealed this in court yesterday when opposing a bail application submitted by Malaysian national…