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Thursday, August 11, 2022

CBSI COMMITTED TO NEW PAYMENTS SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT 

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI)...

Apology offered to Japan following stabbing incident

BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO GOVERNMENT acted promptly to...

Tovosia: We will be careful in handling deep-sea mining

By EDDIE OSIFELO THE Government will be very...

Six years for abusive father

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA A FATHER, 37, guilty of having sex with his 14-year-old daughter has been jailed for six years. Justice Maelyn Bird imposed the sentence on the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons. Justice...

Men accused of setting fire to PM’s residence deny charges

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA Two men have denied before the court setting fire to the Prime minister’s residence. PM Manasseh Sogavare’s mansion at Lungga was torched during the November riots. Moses Tome and Wilson Poelo are charged with...

23-yo faces rape and false pretence

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA A man who claimed to be a doctor and a lawyer has appeared in court over rape and false pretence charges. Public Prosecutor Jonathan Auga Tuesday told the court via zoom that investigations...

Man gets 18 months after ‘massage gone wrong’

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA A 46-year-old man found guilty of sexually assaulting his niece has been sent to jail for 18 months. Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea in sentencing the accused said the victim was feeling unwell...

LONGEST JAIL TERM

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Couple killers to spend 53 years in prison BY JENNIFER KUSAPA CHIEF Justice Sir Albert Palmer has imposed a minimum term of 53 years sentence on Jimson Erega Goufi and Raymond Keota before they can be...

Alleged riot ‘instigator’ on $1,000 bail

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA THE court has granted bail to one of the instigators of the recent rioting and looting in Honiara. Simon Mannie was arrested and charged by police with one count of unauthorized public assembly...

Sir Albert wants Commission of Inquiry into 2021 Honiara riots.

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA CHIEF Justice Sir Albert Palmer has called for a Commission of Inquiry to determine the cause of the 2021 November riot and looting. He made the call during the opening of the legal...

MP Vokia and husband face election bribery charges

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA POLICE have charged the MP for North East Guadalcanal Constituency Ethel Vokia and her husband Jamie Vokia with election bribery charges. This was in relation to the 2019 national election. The couple has been...

Documents to be filed on case of man accused of lewd act

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA THE pre-trial conference document in relation to the case of a man accused of forcing his wife to have sex with her ex-boyfriend will be filed to court to allow the listing...

Top cop summoned before Chief Justice

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA The officer in charge of the Henderson Police station has been summoned to the High Court. This is so that the officer can explain to the Courts why summons to witnesses were not...