Lawyer acquitted of criminal charges

PRIVATE lawyer Wilson Rano was acquitted yesterday in the Magistrate’s Court of charges of forgery, uttering, and false pretence. His co-accused, Nitlon Chite and Rodey Hiva al received the same fate. This was after the prosecution withdrew their case due to lack of evidence. This acquittal came amidst criticisms from the complainant Mr Tahu who…

GG congratulates DCC

GOVERNOR General Sir Frank Kabui has conveyed ‘warm greetings and special well wishes’ to the new Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government as he unveiled the ‘speech from the throne’ to open the 10th Parliament meeting yesterday. Sir Frank congratulated the Prime Minister and members of the DCC coalition for securing the mandate to govern…

Govt urged to settle allowance

Solomon Islands government students studying in Divine Word University (DWU) in Madang Papua New Guinea are calling on the government to release their allowance for the first semester of this year. In a statement yesterday the study body Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) based in DWU said, the Education Ministry through the National Training Unit…

HCC upgrades Mbokona-Buburu old bridge

Mbokona and Buburu communities in Central Honiara can now use one of their old serving bridges after it was upgraded recently. Honiara City Councils (HCC) through the Works Division funded the bridge improvement project. Councillor for Mbokona and Mbumburu ward, Eddie Ngava who was instrumental in the move to upgrade the wooden bridge on Monday…

Temotu initial assessment concluded

The Solomon Islands Red Cross (SIRC) along with the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) has completed its initial assessment for the Temotu outer islands following cyclone Pam’s destruction fortnight ago. Red Cross Deputy Secretary General Clement Manuri said a team from Red Cross was part of the assessment that was dispatched to Temotu. “Our team…

Look after your bridge

MBOKONA and Mbumburu communities in Central Honiara are being urged to be good custodian of their newly fixed wooden bridge. Acting Honiara City Council (HCC) Lord Mayor and councillor for that particular ward Eddie Ngava highlighted this when handing over the bridge on Monday afternoon. The wooden bridge was old and residents in the two…

US offers disaster assistance to SI, Vanuatu

In the wake of the destruction resulting from Cyclone Pam, the United States Government has awarded $400,000 in disaster assistance in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. This funding has been given to international programs and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are providing on-the-ground disaster assistance in these two cyclone-affected countries. In Solomon Islands, the U.S. Government awarded…

IFRC launches multi-country international appeal

Suva / Geneva: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) yesterday launched an international appeal for 5.7 million Swiss francs to assist 81,000 people across five Pacific Nations – Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Kiribati, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea – all of which have been badly affected by Cyclone Pam and…