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…

Mono wants logging out

The Honiara based Mono community is calling on the commissioner of Forest Reeves Moveni to terminate the agro-forestry operations on their island. Community representative, Michael Kalanuma told this paper that the issue has gone out of hand and they want the company’s agro-forestry licenses be terminated soon. He said, there have been growing issues overtime…

Search for young leaders on again

Following the huge success of this year’s inaugural Queen’s Young Leaders Awards at Buckingham Palace in June, the search is on to find the next 60 exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth to become the Queen’s Young Leaders of 2016. If you, or someone you know, is doing inspirational work in their community, apply…

Gov’t commends new fuel company

The Government has commended Solomon Fuel and Gas Company (SFG) for opening its new fuel depot at Lungga on Friday. SFG was a local company and a third player in the energy sector. Special Secretary to the Prime Minister Rence Sore said this was a substantive vestment. “I congratulate you for this substantive investment,” he…

Missing fishermen found alive

The two fishermen from Taro, Choiseul province, who went missing at sea a week  ago  have been found alive. Police say the duo landed safely on Nuguria island close to Tasmania island, an atoll group of islands north of Bougainville. Police Commander ,Taro police station, Rolland Kopo said both men were reportedly safe but are…