Our elected master

Dear Editor – Please publish the following poem: In the pigsty,squealing starving piglet are quietened by dinner residuesand decomposed leftovers, despised and cast off by the elated master. In the village, yearning needy voters are silencedby Waku-brand chainsaws and solar-panel replicasdespised and cast off by the elected master.  In the pigsty a pricy sowis let…

Politics and politicking

Dear Editor – On the outset, let me try and define what politics is. The definition is somewhat simple that it is often loosely used or applied. And when it is watered down in its usage and application it is often called politicking. But first, politics is about winning and using of power to govern…

Help for charity groups

Dear Editor – High Court judge, His Honour, Justice Pallaras QC has recently expressed his serious concerns over domestic violence in the Solomon Islands and the plight of so many women and young girls suffering violence and human rights abuse, especially, he said, as the Solomon Islands is a signatory to the United Nations Convention…

Former MPs face arrest

AS many as 26 former Members of Parliament (MP) in the last House are under active police investigation, with the arrest of two being imminent, sources close to the police investigation have revealed. They say this is part a clean-up campaign being waged by new Police Commissioner, Frank Prendergast, who declared upon taking up office…

Nauru officers in final phase of training

SIX Nauru police officers who have undergone a public order management (POM) training program at the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) academy are into their final part of their training after successfully completed the theory part of the training on Wednesday. Police chief Frank Prendergast said RSIPF is privileged to host the Nauruans and…

New fire station on the pipeline

A PLAN is now under consideration to build a fire station within the Honiara city. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast revealed this while answering a question by the Solomon Star.  Mr Prendergast said the RSIPF is looking to improve the fire brigade and build a new fire station. “We are looking at improving the fire brigade…

Officer sideline over accident

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has disciplined one of its PRT officers following a traffic accident at Kukum and Kaibia heights in Honiara over the weekend. Police have conducted an investigation into the matter and had sideline the officer involved on interdiction measures.    Police investigation continues. – Police Media

Police convoy attacked

TWO Guadalcanal provincial police vehicles have been badly damaged after they were attacked at Tetere over the weekend. The vehicles were stoned at the crime scene when police attended a robbery incident. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast confirmed the incident saying it was an unwanted community behaviour which he calls on the communities around the area…