Shop owner faces legal action

THE Environmental Health Division of Honiara City Council (HCC) has warned it will take legal action against shop owners in Honiara who refuse to surrender any expired goods for destruction. The division issued the warning following a confrontation incident in Honiara last Friday when one particular shop owner refused to surrender his expired goods to…

Worst El Nino predicted

WELLINGTON, (RNZI) – Climate forecasters are warning Pacific countries to make long-term preparations for what looks to be one of the worst El Niño events in many years. New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) said water temperatures, which dictate El Niño’s strength, are already 3-5°C above normal, with the potential to…

Report: APID pays royalty

MORE than a million in royalty has been paid out by the Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID), sources have revealed. And the money is now sitting in a suspense account within the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI). This payment is for all the trust hold groups on West Rennell acquired land where the bauxite…

Boso’s case trial underway

Hearing of evidences on the case of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development, Selina Boso will continue today. The trial started yesterday before Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Kouhota, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Prosecution has already two of its witnesses who testified in court. They are the Ombudsman Joe Poraiwai and the Director…

FSII vs Sumsum case deferred

Trial did not proceed yesterday as listed on the case between Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) and Chief Executive Officer of Solomon Airlines Ron Sumsum. This was because the lawyer representing FSII, Chris Rarumae of Public Solicitor’s Office did not turn up yesterday. Two of the five FSII accused were absent from court. Lily Ramo…

Man, woman fine for assault charges

A man has been fined $400 yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to assaulting his wife. Fred Foster yesterday appeared before Magistrate Augustine Aulanga and entered a guilty plea to one count of common assault. The court heard he assaulted his wife following an argument with her on the evening of 18…

Fate of officer in Sept

The fate of a top police officer accused of accused of stealing $100,000 belonging to her husband’s tribe will be known in court on September 21. Both the prosecution and the defence had yesterday presented verbal closing submissions. Principal Magistrate Edwin Saramo after taking note of the submissions adjourned the matter for the judgment. Inspector…

Top financial supervisors meet

THE Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) reminds Association of Financial Supervisors of Pacific Countries (AFSPC) members to resolve issues on improving the supervision skills and supervision capacity in the region. Mr Denton Rarawa made this reminder when he opened the AFSPC meeting attended by 25 regional financial supervisors and experts at…

Supervisors, regulators urges to be more vigilant

THE Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) urges the supervisors and the regulators in the region to be more vigilant in their regulatory and supervisory roles to encounter global financial risk. Mr Denton Rarawa made the call during the opening of the Association of Financial Supervisors Pacific Countries meeting at Heritage Park…

Students forum successful

AN INTERACTIVE seminar which brings together local students and academics studying and working at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Laucala campus in Fiji was successfully conducted over the weekend. FARAILA was a new initiative by the current Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) executive, led by president, Anthony Maelasi. It was organized to help…