In court

Man convicted for arson

BY ROMINAH FAKA A man has been found guilty of burning a dwelling house in the Foxwood area, east of Honiara. Court convicted Jade Kekea for setting fire to his grandfather’s house at Betinivua Settlement, Foxwood, Guadalcanal, yesterday in magistrate…

2021 riot case mentioned in court

BY ROMINAH FAKA The case of a man charged with unlawful assembly and sedition in relation to the November 2021 riots will return to court on July 25. Yesterday prosecution informed court that this was the first mention of the…

Ngossi ward sports day triumphs

BY ELTON LONARATHA JNR THE Ngossi Ward Independence Sports Day concluded successfully this week with a prize presentation at White River School. The event, which began over the weekend, saw teams from the surrounding Ngossi Ward community competing in 3×3…

Alleged killers face court for plea

BY ROMINAH FAKA Three men accused of killing two complainants at Koivo village, Guadalcanal, will face court for a possible plea on July 25. During the court session yesterday, state prosecutor Olivia Ratu Manu applied for a substitution of charges…

A man found guilty of DV and child cruelty

BY ROMINAH FAKA On Wednesday, the court found Harrison Forau guilty of one count of domestic violence and one count of cruelty to a child. The court extended Forau’s remand warrant until July 17 for sentencing submissions from the crown…

China, Solomon Islands’ largest trading partner: Manele

BY JOHN HOUANIHAU Prime Minister Jeremiah Manele has said China is Solomon Islands’ largest trading partner. The Government for National Unity and Transformation (GNUT) leader made the statement during his first keynote address at this year’s 46th Independence anniversary in…