Accused denies murder

A COMMITAL hearing will be conducted next week on the case of a man who allegedly stabbed to death a woman on New Year’s Day at Kirakira. Roy Leslie Sega appeared in court on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to one count of murder. His lawyer opted for a short form preliminary inquiry. September 9…

Scam claim deepens

Hotel worried about $87,000 bill left by Skyline director HERITAGE Park Hotel is worried about an $87, 389.50 bill one of the directors of Skyline Investment Group has left without settling it. The hotel’s general manager Sanjay Bhargava confirmed Jason Liu Tao, whom a widely circulated email described as an international scammer, had booked with…

$334m paid to MPs a year

A staggering revelation that all 50 Members of Parliament (MP) take charge of nearly $334 million in the name of constituency development funds a year. This is around SBD$6.68m per MP in one year. Deputy Director of the Ministry of Rural Development, Matilda Watesao, revealed his when speaking to students of Murivai primary school Vanikoro…

Second remand in Mbike shooting

A second person has been remanded in custody on Sunday afternoon in relation to the shooting at Mbike IslandResort at Gela, Central Province. Junlyn Mika, 29, of Malaita faces one count of aiding and abetting in relation to the alleged arson of the Sun Express boat. Prosecution alleged she supplied fuel to the alleged boat…

Call to investigate Skyline investment

Leader of the Parliamentary Independent Group says Government must investigate the business background of Skyline Investment Group Company Limited. In a statement issued by Independent Office Press Unit yesterday said, the Leader of the Parliamentary Independent Group recommended that government must launch a thorough investigation into Skyline’s business background and its executives. Use all means…

Murder suspect nabbed

POLICE in Auki have arrested and charged a 24 year-old male suspect following a murder incident at North Malaita over the weekend. Police alleged the incident occurred on Saturday evening right till Sunday morning, where a man in his 40’s was stabbed and later died at a nearby clinic. The death of the man then…

New ship for Temotu VATUD announced

TEMOTU VATUD constituency will soon have a new ship by end of this year or early next year to serve the entire constituency. Member of Parliament (MP) for Temotu VATUD Constituency Freda Tuki Soriacomua announced this at Vanikoro fortnight ago. The ship will serve the constituency providing services for business people and passengers. A proposal…

Sogavare welcomes news of SIBC as ABU’s host

THE news of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union’s (ABU’s) approval that Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC) will be the host toits 2017 conference has been met with gratitude by the Prime Minister. Manasseh Sogavare expressed his delight at the news when the Chairman of the SIBCLoyleyNgira paid a courtesy call on him on Monday morning to…

Businesses urged to support communities tackle crime

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