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Jennifer Kusapa

Fatal bomb blast still investigated

BY JENNIFER KUSAPA INVESTIGATIONS into the bomb incident in Honiara that killed two expatriates last year is still to be completed. Police Commissioner, Mostyn Mangau confirmed this when responding to a question at his weekly press conference last week. He…

Illegal bodies

BY JENNIFER KUSAPA TWO staff associations that pushed for the removal of Solomon Islands National University (SINU) vice chancellor Dr. Ganesh Chand have no legal standing and are therefore illegal. That’s according to High Court judge Rex Foukona in his…

Rugby star jailed

BY JENNIFER KUSAPA A YOUNG rugby player who attacked a man and left his victim with permanent damage to his right eye was jailed for two years six months on Tuesday 17th February. Daniel Saomatangi was found guilty of one…

Landmark ruling

BY JENNIFER KUSAPA IN a landmark ruling, a Malaysian logging company has been ordered to pay $3.2 million to landowners in Isabel for trespass, nuisance and damages it caused to the environment. Solomon Islands Court of Appeal made the order…

Royal sticky fingers

BY JENNIFER KUSAPA A POLICE exhibit officer has been suspended after more than $300,000 of cash exhibit kept in their custody went missing. Commissioner of Police Mostyn Mangau revealed this yesterday, although the incident is believed to have occurred October…

Tragedy overseas

Two seasonal workers die in car accident in Brisbane BY JENNIFER KUSAPA FOREIGN Affairs officials yesterday spent the day briefing grieving family members of two seasonal workers who died in a car crash in Queensland, Australia, early Sunday morning. But…