Police to amend charges against Dr Anita

PROSECUTION will be amending the charge against Dr Baddley Anita who is accused of unlawfully capturing and caging 27 dolphins at Mbungana, Central Islands Province. Dr Anita appeared with his lawyer Maelyn Bird of Emerald Lawyers on Monday at the Honiara Magistrates Court. However, his case was further adjourned to April 3rd to give prosecution…

Murder suspect denies allegation

The man accused of the murder of a man at Visale, West Guadalcanal last year has denied the allegation when he appeared in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court, Monday. The type of committal hearing to be conducted on Paul Kapani’s matter will be made known in court on April 10. That’s when the matter will return…

Oceanic Trading refutes report

Spokesman for the Oceanic Trading Company (OTC) has rebuffed media statement that the company has bypassed the legal processes to acquire felling licenses on central Rennell, Renbell province. Speaking to the Solomon Star, Jefter Tuhangenga said it is a poor excuse from some people who claimed that OTC did not comply with logging processes after…

Inland Revenue officer pleads not guilty to charges

THE INLAND Revenue Division (IRD) officer accused of defrauding the government of much needed tax revenue has denied the allegations against him, Monday.  Ellison Raoga entered not guilty pleas to one count of official corruption and six counts of fraudulent falsification of accounts. Principal Magistrate Tearo Beneteti having noted all his pleas adjourned the matter…

Selwyn College receives agriculture materials

ISLAND Enterprises Ltd on Saturday donated vegetables seeds, insecticides and a grass cutter to Selwyn College National Secondary School. The donation was made during the company’s Big Bang Roadshow with Origin Gas. Selwyn College was the first school the companies’ visited as part of their roadshow. Island Enterprises sales and marketing manager Rocky Sama said…

PAC warns OAG

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) warned the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) not to repeat the decisions that bypass the process of Central Tender Board (CTB). This issue emerged as a result of awarding of a contract job worth SBD$800,000 to a private accounting firm to carry out the audit report on the accounts…

Literacy training for villagers

FOR an illiterate person, the world of reading and writing is something which he or she will never experience. Many in this category accepted the fact that they can’t read or write and so refuse to participate in activities involving reading or writing. They can only dream of the many opportunities out there which they…

Still in the mix with Oceania elites

SOLOMON Islands is a soccer mad nation but the recent trail of us knocking out of competitions in international matches has caused some fans to describe our representing football teams as under achievers. However, I believe this is not the time for us to give up on our teams. Solomon Islands has come a long…

Women soccer out of FIFA ranking

SOLOMON ISLANDS female football team joins five other Pacific Island nations who were confirmed out of the World football ranking. The world soccer body, FIFA released the latest ranking last Friday identifying Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga as countries not ranked in the current listing. According to FIFA, the six…

Women’s football undergo trials

SOLOMON ISLANDS are gearing up for the upcoming U17 Women’s Championship starting with trials to determine the country’s final squad. A total of 61 players kicked of the trials held on Saturday and Sunday at the Lawson Tama Stadium. Former coach, Patrick Miniti believes undergoing the trials is a positive start to their preparation. “This…