Rape accused ready for plea

A MAN accused of breaking into a room at the King Solomon Hotel in Honiara and allegedly raped a girl last year is ready to take his plea. His lawyer Clifton Ruele from Public Solicitors’ Office on Wednesday confirmed to the court his client Michael Wanman Meke is ready to take his plea. A short…

SIPA CEO meets PM

The new Chief Executive Officer  (CEO)of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has pledged the revive the tainted images of the Honiara and Noro ports and put them back on the regional map as the best state-operated port in the Pacific region within the next six months. CEO Mr Eranda Kotelawala made the pledge when…

$10M health scandal

Prosecution yet to provide disclosures PROSECUTION is yet to provide full disclosures on the case of the five people charged in connection to the $10 million scandal within the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. Only partial disclosures were served to the defence counsels on Wednesday. Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo adjourned the matter…

MINISTER CHARGED

Court issues warrant of arrest for MP Marau A MAGISTRATE on Tuesday issued a warrant of arrest for the Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs William Marau to appear in court over an alleged traffic related charge. This was after Marau, the MP for Ulawa/Ugi, failed to show up in court. Marau faces one count…

Gwounaru____u community gets awareness talks

Gwounaru’u community in West Kwara’ae on Sunday had benefited from a very important awareness talk conducted by the representatives from Auki Police, Auki Correctional Centre, and Kilu’ufi Hospital director. According to the Senior Police constable Willie Fafoi who represent the Auki police on the occasion, he said the awareness talk is very important as it…

Muria is new SSPM

LAWYER John Muria Jnr. is the new Special Secretary to the Prime Minister. Office of the Prime Minister announced the appointment on Tuesday. “John Muria Junior has been endorsed by the Public Service Commission to take up a short term appointment as the Special Secretary to the Prime Minister,” a government statement said.. “This is…

Concern over junior officers

MEMBERS of Parliament (MP) are concerned over the conditions of junior government officers who continue to survive on level four and below the Public Service salary scale. This was revealed in parliament during the SI National Anti-Corruption Strategy motion. Each MP expressed his dissatisfaction over the salary scale of these junior officers during the debate.…