$200 fine for Kwaso drinking

A MAN has been fined $200 on Thursday for drinking Kwaso in the Central Police Station in Honiara way back in 2010. This was after Jackson Seni entered a guilty plea to the charge of consuming liquor in public place. The maximum penalty for this offence is a fine of $2,000 or an imprisonment term…

Three more to study in Japan

THREE Solomon Islanders will leave for Japan next week to undertake master degree studies in various fields. The trio had been awarded scholarships by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) through Pacific Leaders’ Education Assistance for the Development of States (Pacific-LEADS). “I am happy to announce today (yesterday) that three Solomon Islanders have been awarded…

New homes for APSD staff

ASIA Pacific Sustainable Development Rural Training Centre (APSD) in Fiu central Kwara’ae Malaita province has taken delivery of new a staff house and a student ablution block on Wednesday. The staff house and ablution block was funded by the Japanese government as part of friendship, partnership and working together with Solomon Islands government. The new…

Sofu hands over duties to Garu

FORMER Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Stanley Festus Sofu yesterday handed over his ministerial portfolio to a new Minister, Moses Garu, who has taken over after the recent spate of reshuffles undertaken by DCCG. Minister Sofu will now look after the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) while Moses Garu from the Ministry…

Gold Ridge to restart within 18 months

AXF Gold Ridge Pty Ltd of Australia says it has secured additional investor funding to start the immediate recommissioning of the Gold Ridge Mine Project. “This investment will see mine production on track to start within 18 months,” a statement issued by the company on Wednesday stated. “In an unprecedented partnership arrangement, Gold Ridge Community…

Couple remanded for rape

A MAN and his wife have been arrested, charged, and remanded in custody yesterday for allegedly working together to rape a girl last month on Gela, Central Province. George Solopoto, 48, and Elizabeth Koka were brought to the Honiara Magistrates’ Court where they were remanded in custody until August 24. Police charged Solopoto with one…