ACP calls to fight corruption

LOCAL police officers have been challenged to take a strong stand in fighting corruption within the force and their workplace. This was highlighted by the Assistant Police Commissioner National Capital and Crime Prevention, Mostyn Mangau. He said corruption has no room in the police force so as any other work places and offices within the…

Audit call

Gov’t urged to close in on ‘ghost companies’ OPPOSITION Leader, Jeremiah Manele has urged the Government to carry out an audit in each of the government ministries. This is following claims that local ‘ghost companies’ have reportedly embezzled millions of dollars from Government funds over the years. Mr Manele said the government must begin a…

Arm robbery case further adjourned

The five men accused of the armed robbery outside the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) at Point Cruz earlier this year were not yet served with the amended charges laid against them. The matter was adjourned from the last occasion so that the amended charges could be served to the accused persons so that they…

Health authorities increases ‘No Smoking’ awareness

The Ministry of Health & Medical Services (MHMS) and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) recently carried out a joint operation from 23rd – 25th May 2016, in an effort to advocate “NO SMOKING” in public vehicles and other public places. Honiara City Council (HCC) Health Promotion, National Health Promotion and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD)…

MHMS warns of smoking in public places

This World No Tobacco Day (May 31), the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) reminds the public that, under the Tobacco Control Act 2010, it is illegal to smoke in workplaces, schools, hospitals, clinics and public transport such as buses, taxis and pick-up trucks. You must not smoke in these areas. ‘Smoking is not…

SINU staff to Korea for training

A TEN member team from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) left the country over the weekend for a two week training program at Pukyong National University (PKNU). The staff left the country Saturday. A statement from the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) office in Honiara said that this training will help the recipients so…

8 homes burnt after alleged killing

Police call for calm MALAITA Province Police commander Alfred Uiga is calling for calm after eight homes were burnt in retaliation for a death of an elderly man. Mr Uiga told the Solomon Star in Auki, police are taking control of the situation at a village called Zion, along the South Road, Malaita. “I condemned…

Air Nauru to expand service to central Pacific

GOLD COAST, (ISLANDS BUSINESS) – Nauru’s national carrier will look at expanding into the Central Pacific. The small operator has expanded services since 2005 and now operates five aircraft on a number of routes. Geoff Bowmaker, CEO of Air Nauru, said the airline had extended services in the region and would conduct further studies before…