Accused to take plea over stabbing

A YOUNG man who allegedly stabbed his wife with a scissors last year at the GPPOL 2 area, in East Guadalcanal will take his plea on March 24. Junior Taro, 19, is facing one count of unlawful wounding. He allegedly stabbed his wife with a scissors on her left rib, left wrist and neck causing…

Over-stayed African faces court here

AN African national accused of illegally staying in the country after his residence permit expired last year is facing court here. Mumtaz Baidoo of Ghana is facing one count of unlawful presence. He is charged under the Immigration Act 2012. According to the Immigration, Baidoo’s residency permit expired in May, 2014. Public Prosecutor Willie Vaiyu…

Fake gold dealers to make application

Three men accused of obtaining more than $300,000 from selling fake gold bars to a former Minister in 2012 will be making an application to stay the false pretence charge laid against them. The application will be heard on April 6 if the Honiara Magistrates’ Court has the jurisdiction to hear it, but if it…

PS: Airport security in high standard

SECURITY issues at the country’s international airport still maintain International Civil Association Organisations (ICAO) standards. This was revealed by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Aviation and Communication Francis Lomo in an interview yesterday. He said, the country is no different to any other country in the world that undergo ICAO’s audit to justify whether…

Airport water, toilet issues to be addressed

THE outstanding issues with water and toilet facilities at the airport terminals will be fixed soon once the 2015 national budget is passed. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Aviation and Communication Francis Lomo revealed this yesterday. He said, a team has already compiled a work program to identify specific areas that will be…

West’s no confidence motion today

THE proposed motion of no confidence against current Western Provincial Premier Robert Pye Kuve and his government will be tabled this morning. Ward 16 provincial member Ramrakha Talasasa is moving the motion. Mr Talasasa has accused Mr Kuve of poor performance due to his ailing health condition. He claimed the premier has been sick for…

ADB supports Vanuatu’s recovery effort

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is preparing initial assistance to support the government and people of Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam caused deaths and widespread damage across the South Pacific archipelago over the weekend, ADB President Takehiko Nakao announced yesterday. “I offer my deepest condolences to the people of Vanuatu for the…

Tourism training for Isabel operators successful

A FOUR days training funded by Live&Learn in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) has ended successfully in Isabel Province last week. It was organised at two different venues namely Lololeheo Homestay and Boletei, Havulei Ward and was attended by nearly 42 participants. About 24 participants attended the training held at Lololeheo…