New police chief to be known soon

A NEW police commissioner should be known within the next two weeks. This followed interviews of the shortlisted candidates for the top job this week. Two locals, an Australian, and a Fijian, are vying for the job. The Solomon Star understands interviews began Monday, and will complete today. After the interviews, the panel will submit…

Trio held for looting, burning

POLICE confirmed they arrested three people believed to be behind the looting and burning down of Uncle Alick building during the May 16 rioting, east of Honiara. Acting police chief Juanita Matanga said the trio were believed to have played major roles in the looting and burning down of the building. “Investigations into the looting…

Hearts of Hope receives help

A CHARITABLE organisation that works with orphans, widows, and people with disability in central Kwara’ae, Malaita, on Thursday received assistance from Australian Combine churches. Hearts of Hope founder Janet Justice Aihari received the donation from pastor Miriam River from Australia combine churches. Ms Rivers said that the donation was part of their continuing support to…

Temotu man arrested over rape

POLICE have arrested a male suspect from Temotu following a rape incident at the Tasahe area over the weekend. Police said the suspect allegedly went into the car of the victim and her friend and raped the 18 year old. The matter was reported to police and following initial investigations arrested the suspect at Karaina…

Officers undergo cyber training

TWENTY police officers will undergo a cyber training starting today at the police headquarters in Rove, West Honiara. Acting police chief Juanita Matanga said this is an important training for police officers in dealing with issues of cyber crimes in the country. The training is part of the Cyber Safety Pasifika program that was recently…

Parl endorses ‘Short Bus Route’ report

IMPLEMENTATION of the recommendations contained in the ‘Honiara Short Bus Route’ report now falls squarely on responsible authorities. Parliament yesterday deliberated on the report after it was introduced by former chairman of a special select committee established to look into the issue, Moffat Fugui. After some heated debate, the recommendations were passed.  Short Bus Routes…

New lands bill passed

PARLIAMENT this week passed the Land and Titles (Amendment) Bill 2014. The (Amendment) Bill seeks to increase transparency and openness in the process of land allocation and to provide an administrative system that should stimulate better customer service and set the platform for a fairer, efficient, justifiable and equitable land allocation system. As such, the…