Premier defends wealth

What I owned are from my sweat, says Renbel’s Singamoana RENBEL premier Collin Singamoana has defended his level of wealth, saying he was a businessman before going into politics. This followed accusations from west Rennell landowners that Mr Singamoana had accumulated so much wealth since he became the premier of the nation’s smallest province. The…

Father to stand trial for rape

THE court has found sufficient evidence against a father accused of raping his daughter in April this year in east Guadalcanal to stand trial in the High Court. Principal Magistrate Edwin Saramo made his findings during the short form preliminary inquiry into the case of the 65-year-old father from Temotu. Michael Holara of Public Solicitor’s…

Taskforce formed to probe fraud

A TASK to investigate into allegations that it had lost millions of dollars of legally due revenue as result of fraudulent deals by logging operators and customs&exercise officials will be formed. It was a move by the current government, the Prime Ministers Office announcement on Thursday. The investigation follows revelation by former Minister of Forestry,…

Senseless act, community suffers

Communities in and around Burnscreek East of Honiara are currently suffering the absence of water after a disgruntled member of the community allegedly chopped off the main pipeline supplying water to most households. The action described as a senseless act was believed to have happened after the Solomon Water staff undertook the water disconnection exercise…

Ministers sworn-in

Three of the six Ministers reshuffled this week have taken their oath at the Government House on Thursday afternoon. They are Duddley Kopu, Augustine Auga and Jimson Tanangada. Bodo Dettke is understood to be currently overseas, Freda Tuki on constituency tour while Bartholomew Parapolo was unavailable with no reason for his absence. Government House Private…