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…

Vietnamese to face court, Thursday

The forty Vietnamese who came on the blue wooden boats and stole our marine resources will be appearing in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court this Thursday. They came to the Honiara Magistrates’ Court yesterday but since there was no interpreter available, their matter was further adjourned. The crew members will appear together with the three captains…

STUDENT BASHED

SINTA condemns action in strongest term A FOURTEEN year old male student at Panatina community high school (CHS) in east Honiara was bashed up which landed the victim at hospital, forcing the school to halt classes, last week. The incident occurred last Thursday at the school____s vicinity at about 8.30 to 9am, according to the…

SHAME, SHOCK

Bad day for hundreds of graduating students HUNDREDS of Solomon Islands National University (SINU) students who were part of the 1,700 eligible graduates were turned back and refused entry into the Maranatha hall, on graduation day. This came following the omission of their names in the final listing of the eligible graduates. What was supposed…