First class health centre for A’arai

Villagers in and around A’arai village, east Kwara’ae, Malaita province now have a permanent health centre, described as a first class health lecture by the Solomon islands government, Ministry of Health infrastructure advisor, Michael Green. Started in or around 19th October 2011 after initial community work saw the completion of foundation for the health centre…

Mindset change and peace building training ends

MORE than twenty male youths of Green Valley community in East Honiara have concluded a mindset transformation and peace building workshop, at the St. Barnabas cathedral, Wednesday. According to the facilitator Leslie Filiomea, the workshop is aligned to the democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government policy statement which is, to embark on post-conflict rehabilitation program…

Rapist jailed for 10 years

A HIGH Court judge has sent a man who raped a disabled girl and also committed buggery or unnatural sex to a total of 10 years imprisonment, on Wednesday. The man from Temotu who cannot be named to protect the identity of the 16 year-old girl,was found guilty after a trial for one count of…

Accused denies murder

A COMMITAL hearing will be conducted next week on the case of a man who allegedly stabbed to death a woman on New Year’s Day at Kirakira. Roy Leslie Sega appeared in court on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to one count of murder. His lawyer opted for a short form preliminary inquiry. September 9…

Scam claim deepens

Hotel worried about $87,000 bill left by Skyline director HERITAGE Park Hotel is worried about an $87, 389.50 bill one of the directors of Skyline Investment Group has left without settling it. The hotel’s general manager Sanjay Bhargava confirmed Jason Liu Tao, whom a widely circulated email described as an international scammer, had booked with…

$334m paid to MPs a year

A staggering revelation that all 50 Members of Parliament (MP) take charge of nearly $334 million in the name of constituency development funds a year. This is around SBD$6.68m per MP in one year. Deputy Director of the Ministry of Rural Development, Matilda Watesao, revealed his when speaking to students of Murivai primary school Vanikoro…

Second remand in Mbike shooting

A second person has been remanded in custody on Sunday afternoon in relation to the shooting at Mbike IslandResort at Gela, Central Province. Junlyn Mika, 29, of Malaita faces one count of aiding and abetting in relation to the alleged arson of the Sun Express boat. Prosecution alleged she supplied fuel to the alleged boat…

Call to investigate Skyline investment

Leader of the Parliamentary Independent Group says Government must investigate the business background of Skyline Investment Group Company Limited. In a statement issued by Independent Office Press Unit yesterday said, the Leader of the Parliamentary Independent Group recommended that government must launch a thorough investigation into Skyline’s business background and its executives. Use all means…

Murder suspect nabbed

POLICE in Auki have arrested and charged a 24 year-old male suspect following a murder incident at North Malaita over the weekend. Police alleged the incident occurred on Saturday evening right till Sunday morning, where a man in his 40’s was stabbed and later died at a nearby clinic. The death of the man then…