Court awaits medical report

PROSECUTION is still waiting for the medical report in relation to the case of the man who allegedly injured one of the prisoners who escaped from the Auki Correctional Centre on New Year’s night. The matter of Andrew Ofotalau was adjourned from the last occasion to yesterday to allow prosecution to obtain the medical report…

‘FORGOTTEN COMMUNITY’

April Valley settlers appeal to govt for support FOUR years on since the 2014 April flash flood some of the victims now settling in April Valley, East Honiara are still living in make shift-tents with very little help forthcoming from authorities. Because of that settlers claimed they are being forgotten by the government despite promise…

MOI urge Janus to investigate MV Sikta

MALAITA Outer Islands (MOI) constituents want Taskforce Janus to investigate how their Member of Parliament Martin Kealoe uses the shipping grant to purchase an unseaworthy vessel. The constituents’ spokesperson Gabriel Kemaiki on Monday said Taskforce Janus need to put some bearing of justice on how Mr Kealoe used the constituency’s shipping grant. The vessel purchased…

Police launches rapid check

KUKUM Police Traffic Centre will kick off a random operation on all vehicles in the city, in a move to crackdown on all unlicensed vehicles and illegal drivers. This was revealed to Paoa FM news last week by the Kukum Traffic Superintendent Charles Solomon Habatia. Mr Habatia said that the operation is an organized part…

Police discourages U-turn

A SPOKESMAN for the Kukum Traffic Centre, Inspector Brain Surimalefo has discouraged unnecessary U-turn within the main Honiara highways. Mr Surimalefo made the warning following number of traffic accidents which had occurred last week caused as a result of careless and unnecessary U-turn from drivers. ________Drivers should bear in mind that there is no designated…

NO MONEY

SEVENTEEN government funded students studying law at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Emalus Campus in Port Vila, Vanuatu are yet to receive their first semester allowance. A concerned student who is severely affected and who wants to remain anonymous told the Solomon Star on Sunday. He said semester two commenced on Monday 3rd…

Sikua disclosures still to be done

THE prosecution is yet to provide full disclosures on the case of the suspended Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services Edmond Sikua. Sikua, who faces seven counts of official corruption, appeared last Friday at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court and his matter was further adjourned to April 27. Gabriel Suri…

Custody death inquiry moved

THE coronial inquiry into the death of David Saemala in police custody in June last year will resume on April 10. The doctor who carried out the post mortem on the late Saemala is expected to be called to give evidence on that day. The hearing was supposed to continue last Friday after did not…

Magistrate hits out at police investigators

A HONIARA Magistrate has vented her frustrations at police officers who failed to perform their duties regarding a murder case that occurred in east Guadalcanal dating back in 2001. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi on Thursday said it is very shameful that our police are not performing their work in this case. “This is a very…

Hou highlights abuse of CW

Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) points out specific examples of abuse of Contingency Warrant (CW) by some government ministries. Speaking on the floor of parliament on Thursday, Hou said there is a rising trend in the abuse of CW. He explained that purpose of the CW is for expenditures that are unforeseen and that…