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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

    Case of former officer set for pre-trial in court

    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA THE case of a retired female police inspector charged for one count of indecent act and one count of consumption of liquor will appear in court on Monday for a pre-trial conference. This...

    Legal advocates fine-tune skills

    TWELVE Community Legal Advocates (CLAs) who are based in the provinces of Malaita (North and South), Western (Seghe, Shortlands, Vella la Vella and Kolombangara) and Temotu (Santa Cruz and Lomlom) have now fine-tuned their...

    No court visit for Tikopia & Ontong Java, 16 years

    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA Ontong Java and Tikopia have not had any court visit for the last 16 years. Chief Magistrate Emma Garo revealed this during the Public Accounts Committee hearing last week. She said they have not...

    Temotu passes $13M budget

    MEMBERS of Temotu Provincial Assembly on Thursday 25th March 2021 passed its budget during the 74th Assembly meeting in Lata. The provincial budget was severely restricted and many good intensions of the Temotu Unity Government...

    Captain pleads guilty to oil spill in Temotu

    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA The vessel master of bulk carrier Quebec has pleaded guilty to dumping around 1,000 litres of oil into the sea at Graciosa Bay, Temotu province. He pleaded guilty to all five counts against...

    21-yo man jailed for rape

    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...

    Oil spill charges

    BY BEN BILUA CAPTAIN of a foreign bulk carrier accused of spilling oil into the pristine waters of Graciosa Bay, Temotu Province, more than two weeks ago is facing charges in the High Court. He is...

    Costly release

    Maritime authority detains ship for spilling oil at Graciosa Bay BY BEN BILUA MARITIME authorities have detained a foreign log-ship which had spilled oil in Graciosa Bay waters, Temotu province. The vessel was at the Bay to...

    Lawyer stuck in Lata, case adjourned

    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA COURT had to adjourn a case yesterday because the defence lawyer was reportedly stuck in Lata, Temotu province, due to flight cancellation. The accused is facing three criminal charges of grievous harm, malicious...


    Police investigate human remains found on beach BY JENNIFER KUSAPA POLICE are investigating human bones found on a beach near Lata, Temotu province. The bones were found by children who were playing along the beach. Speaking to the...