No deal at tuna corp

SAN DIEGO & Brisbane, AUSTRALIA — South Pacific Tuna Company executives participating in the South Pacific Tuna Treaty negotiations this week in Brisbane, Australia, are reporting that at the conclusion of the three-day convening, the parties failed to reach an agreement that would renew the South Pacific Tuna Treaty. The 1987 treaty provides United States…

SWM participants visit prime sites

Counterpart participants from Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu attending the three days Solid Waste Management (SWM) workshop under J-PRISM sponsored for JICA yesterday visited prime sites in Honiara. Sites visited included St. Nicholas dchool, Panatina Valley Community and Ranadi landfill or dump site. The field trip to these sites was part of the…

$2,000 bribe exposed

A MAGISTRATE Court official on Wednesday exposed a $2,000 cash bribe he was offered to alter court records. Jimmy Hanahunu, who is responsible for civil cases, decided to go public with the case to send a message to the community that bribery is a crime that officials like him will not tolerate. “This landowner from…

Alleged attackers deny action

A WOMAN and her two relatives accused of attacking the woman’s husband resulting in an eye injury in May, have denied the allegations, Wednesday. Rachael Roko, 28, Lionel Aenasi 32, and Michael Malefo, 22, have pleaded not guilty to the charges of grievous harm and demanding money with menaces. After entering their pleas, a bail…

Arsonist jailed

A man who burnt down a house last year at a village in Guadalcanal Province has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, Wednesday. Severo Koltoghe, 30, of Guadalcanal pleaded guilty to one count of escaping lawful custody and was found guilty after a trial for the charge of arson. Principal Magistrate Ricky Iomea in…