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    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...

    21-yo man jailed for rape

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to three years for raping a 16-year-old girl in Santa Cruz, Temotu province. The incident occurred in 2019, when the man was 19 years old. The man had...

    Magistrate speaks out on marijuana

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA The Magistrates court has issued a strong statement against marijuana and its link to mental illness in young people. Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea in sentencing a man to prison over possession of...

    More awareness paramount: Justice Bird

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    BY BEN BILUA JUSTICE Maelyn Bird says there is a great need to educate women of their rights and freedom from violence. She made the statement during the Women in Law Breakfast which was held at...

    Record of interview was fair: Court

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA THE court has ruled that the record of interview on a man accused of faking his own death to obtain thousands of dollars from a local pharmacy was carried out fairly. The accused,...

    WOMEN SHORTFALL

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    Call for more women in Justice Sector BY BEN BILUA JUSTICE Maelyn Bird has encouraged women and girls to pursue judicial path as part of promoting gender quality in the country. She said the justice sector has...

    Fatal bomb blast still investigated

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    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...

    Man charged with murder of rugby player

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA A man has been charged with the murder of a young man in Avatai village, west Rennell. Earlier this week, Island Sun reported this incident in which the victim was a well-known national...

    Illegal bodies

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    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...

    People must learn to behave responsibly: Court

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA The Magistrate Court has issued a strong word of advice urging people to learn to behave responsibly and not to take the law into one’s own hand – especially when under influence...