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    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...

    Captain pleads guilty to oil spill in Temotu

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    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...

    Oil spill charges

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    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...

    No court visit for Tikopia & Ontong Java, 16 years

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    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...

    Legal advocates fine-tune skills

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    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...

    Costly release

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    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...

    Temotu province passes budget

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    TEMOTU province has passed its appropriation bill 2018/2019 on Wednesday last week. The budget is however uncertain because the national government is yet to pass its budget. Mover of the motion, Baddley Tau, ward member for...

    Balding islands

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    The fight to save Vanikoro forests continues BY GEORGINA KEKEA UNSUSTAINABLE and illegal logging continues to cause tensions between a logging company and vulnerable landowners in Temotu. Much of the small island of Vanikoro, Santa Cruz, has...

    Petitioned out for telling the truth: Tuki

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    BY GEORGINA KEKEA THE ousted Member of Parliament (MP) for Temotu/Vatud Constituency, Freda Tuki says she lost the petition against her for telling the truth. She said she accept the High Court ruling yesterday and didn’t...

    Separate ward for Anuta approved

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    BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE THE report has been passed by the Temotu Provincial Assembly and is now with the Boundary Commission in the national level who has approved the recommendations. According to provincial secretary, Mr Alan...