EAGLES RETAIN TITLE

Raragia free-kick sealed victory for Malaita GOALS from Clement Baegeni and Andrew Raragia saw Malaita Eagles defend the Solomon Cup with a 2-1 triumph over a gallant Central Shields side in the grand-final yesterday at Lawson Tama. Going into the final as the firm favourites, the Eagles started the match on the front foot. Malaita…

Possession of firearm charges withdrawn

THE case of the three men charged in relation to the gun that was found inside a vehicle in Honiara in May this year has been withdrawn yesterday. Prosecution withdrew the charges of possession of firearm without licence and possession of ammunition (bullets) without licence against Eddie Iro Kwanairara, 41, Willie Laukene Nunu and Jimmy…

Blue boats captains fine $11million

THE High Court on Friday ordered the three Vietnamese captains of the blue boats to pay a hefty fine of $11.05million or face imprisonment. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer imposed the fine in default of four years imprisonment for captains Do Van Va, Vo Van Vi and Nguyen Nguyen. The court heard that if these…

GG’s daughter escaped jail term

THE youngest daughter of Governor General Sir Frank Kabui was fined $5000 on Friday for assaulting a police woman. Amelia Kabui, 22, also luckily escaped jail terms imposed on her for other related offences after they were fully suspended in court. Chief Magistrate John Numapo also ordered Ms Kabui to enter into a good behaviour…

‘No injuries to dead body’

There were no external injuries or injuries that would cause death found on the body of the dead man found floating in the Mataniko River, Central Honiara. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley revealed this to journalists at his weekly conference, Thursday. “At this point in time the examination of his body found no external injuries and…

Blue boat skippers’ sentencing today

The three captains of the blue boats who entered our waters and stole our marine resources will be sentenced this afternoon in the High Court. Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer will hand down his sentence at 3pm this afternoon. Do Van Va, Vo Van Vi, and Nguyen Nguyen have early last month pleaded guilty to…

RSIPF Makira reactivate police beat patrol

The RSIPF officers in Kirakira, Makira Province have reactivated township beat patrols with encouraging responses from members of the public as well as among the police officers themselves. “This initiative to re-activate the beat patrols within the Kirakira township was taken as part of the discipline and duty obligation of police officers, especially the front…

$2.5M DEBTS REPAID

… SI reaping benefits after repayment of debts GOVERNMENT has cleared off a debt of $2.5million with the Universal Postal Union (UPU). Minister of Communication and Aviation Peter ShanelAgovaka revealed this yesterdayat the official launching of the new national addressing system. “My ministry has now settled Solomon Post’s $2.5million debt with Universal Postal Union (UPU).”…

Baegeni leads golden boot race

MALAITA EAGLES striker, Clement Baegeni is currently leading the Golden Boot race of the 2017 Solomon Cup Tournament. Baegeni bagged eight goals from five matches played since the start of the competition. He scored his highest number of goals yesterday, a hat trick against Lauru in the second semi final match. If he continues to…