Beetle invasion probed

THE alleged Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes Rhinoceros) attack on Noni plants at Baunasaitonga Noni Farm in East Guadalcanal is now under investigation.  Officers of the Biosecurity Solomon Islands (BSI) within the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) are conducting the investigation, a statement from MAL Media Unit said.  Following reports of the incursion, BSI Surveillance…

Boy, 15 jailed for stealing $1,800

A 15-YEAR-OLD male who confesses to stealing $1,800 and a sleeve of cigarette from a home in Tingoa, in Rennell and Bellona province last November has been jailed for eight months. The young man who pleaded guilty to one count of burglary, however, will only serve six months in jail as the remaining two months…

Alleged rape accused, 75 freed

THE High Court has acquitted an elderly man who stood trial for allegedly having unlawful sexual intercourse with his 11-year-old grand-niece because she was an “unreliable witness.” The High Court delivered the verdict in Honiara last Monday.  It found the complainant to be “an unreliable witness due to the contradictory and inconsistencies in her evidence…

ESP committee warns: beware of con artists 

It has come to the attention of the Economic Stimulus Package Committee that certain individuals and/or groups are currently going around and claimed they work for the Government and took responsibility to facilitate ESP applications. This week, the committee had received complaints from several persons who have spent thousands of dollars on certain individuals who…

PM to grace Choiseul’s big day

A TOP government delegation led by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will travel to Taro, Choiseul Province next Tuesday to attend the province’s 2nd Appointed Day. As part of PM’s program, Mr. Sogavare will also be visiting the Taro Hospital, a statement by Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. According to the program schedule, on Wednesday 24th,…

Is there are network of thieves with RSIPF?

IT has been suggested that a “network of thieves” exists within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) – that network is now being investigated for the missing $300, 000-plus exhibit money which has gone missing since last October. “Identifying members of the network, their ranks, and where they are stationed is what makes the…

DESPERATE APPEAL  

Aligegeo school pleads for support to build new hall   FORMER King George Sixth School now Aligegeo Provincial Secondary School (PSS) in Auki, Malaita Province is in dire need of a new dining hall and the school is now appealing for assistance. The old Aligegeo dining hall which was burnt down in 2019 was also…