BSP launches promotion

Fiji Times – THE Bank of South Pacific (BSP) has announced special financing for women who want to buy cars this month. In recognition of International Women’s Day this month, the bank said any woman who applied for a car loan with BSP would have the establishment fee on the loan waived. BSP country manager…

Universities collaborate to achieve higher learning

Two universities in Papua New Guinea will share resources and physical infrastructure to achieve the government’s call for quality of higher education and more access to higher education. Divine Word University and the PNG University of Technology signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at the Madang Campus of DWU to kick off this partnership. The…

New ECE centres open in West

TWO new Early Childhood Education (ECE) Centres have officially opened last week in the Western Province. This new education centres will allow for more than than eighty children from Ilangana and Kinamara communities to gain access to ECE or kindy learning centres. Save the Children helped to construct the centres with funds coming from the…

Rano charged with forgery, fabrication

Lawyer faces court A LOCAL lawyer has been charged for allegedly fabricating a local court decision in 2012. Wilson Rano, of Rano & Company legal firm, is facing charges of forgery and fabrication. His matter was mentioned in court on Monday but because police prosecutions were locked out of their office and could not get…

Upgraded roads won’t be tarsealed

Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) says all the roads that will be upgraded in Honiara won’t be tarsealed. MID Director Harry Rini clarified this following speculation that all upgraded roads in Honiara will be tarsealed. However Mr Rini that all upgraded roads in Honiara will not be tar-sealed.  “A good numbers of communities in…

Drivers urged to take care

DRIVERS have been called upon to take extra care when using the roads during this wet weather. Honiara resident Stanley Waura said, it is important to drive slowly along the high way traffic speed to avoid road accidents.      A Traffic Police officer yesterday also issued warning to motorists, adding that during such rainy weather, and…

Magistrate unhappy with adjournments

A HONIARA Magistrate has expressed his disappointment in the adjournment of most cases yesterday including custodial matters. All matters taken carriage of by the Police Prosecution have yesterday been all adjourned because prosecutors were locked out of their office since Monday. Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika said this has affected his trial diary as he was…

Man discharged of rape charges

A 65-YEAR-OLD man has been discharged yesterday after the court found insufficient evidence into the rape charges against him to send him to the High Court for trial. The man from Central Province, who cannot be named to protect the alleged victim’s identity, had earlier pleaded not guilty to five counts of rape. The alleged…

New trial date for officer

A NEW trial date has been set on Tuesday for the suspended police officer facing a larceny charge. Florence Taro was supposed to stand trial on Monday for two counts of larceny in a dwelling house but she did not turn up in court that day. The defence is also seeking more time. The matter…

EU envoy visits Choiseul

THE European Union Ambassador to Solomon Islands Leonidas Tezapsidis paid a visit to Choiseul Province from the 2nd to 4th of March. This was mainly to discuss and hear from those who have received financial support from the European Union and its development partners. The highlight of this trip was the discussion and feedback received…