Car Seized, Killers Identified

Police confiscated car used at LGZ Murder Police have confiscated the car used to transport the suspected killers of late Gongzen Lao and Mrs Yuegui during the Easter weekend. This was confirmed by a source within the police today. Tthe car used by the suspects who broke into the LGZ building was identified and brought…

Raoga trial July 3

THE court will be hearing evidences on the case of the Inland Revenue Division (IRD) officer accused of defrauding the government of much needed tax revenue, in July. Chief Magistrate John Numapo set down July 3 to July 14 for the trial on the matter of Ellison Raoga. This was after the pre-trial conference was…

No case for Sorcery offense yet

Officer within the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) revealed that despite having Sorcery Offense under the Criminal Law, still the country have not dealt with any case so far. Speaking to the Solomon Star, the DPP officer said the law is there but it does not elaborate on the offense of sorcery…

POLICE HOLD GUN MEN

303 rifle, live bullets found inside car TWO men have been arrested, charged and remanded in police custody yesterday for possessing a gun, live bullets and a knife in their vehicle on Monday in Honiara. Eddie Iro Kwanairara, 41, and 29 year-old Willie Laukene Nunu were charged with one count each of possession of firearm…

Murdered couple finally laid to rest

Murdered Chinese couple Gongzhen Lao and Yuegui Wu were finally laid to rest at Kolaridge cemetery on Monday afternoon, two weeks after they were found dead in their LGZ building, Townground, West Honiara. The dead bodies were embalmed and preserved for the last two weeks at the RAMSI healthy facility (GBR), Henderson, East Honiara. The…

Hatanga have all the right: Commissioner

THE Commissioner of Lands Nelson Noapu yesterday confirmed that Hatanga Limited is the rightful owner of land in the Independence Valley, West Honiara. Mr Noapu confirmed this as Hatanga Company started moving squatters out from its area last week. He said Hatanga was granted a Fixed Term Estate (FTE) title over the land which is…

Traffic incidents up

469 road accidents, 86 injuries, 8 deaths THE number of road traffic accidents in Solomon Islands has increased over the last four years a survey conducted within 2013 to 2016 revealed. The survey was conducted by the offices of Medical Statistics and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force. According to the survey, from 2013 to…

Hearing date on habouring case to be set

The court will on Thursday fix a date to continue hearing evidences on the case of three men and a logging company accused of harbouring and employing four Bougainvillians in Shortland Islands, Western Province. The matter was mentioned on Monday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court and was further adjourned for the setting of a trial…

Aipia acquitted

Doctor Regional Aipia, who was accused of catching and retaining Beche-de-mer during the ban period in 2013, is now a free man. This was after Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga had him acquitted of one count of catches and retains Beche-de-mer contrary to regulation 13A of the Fisheries (Amendment) Regulation 2009 and section 59 of the…