Mangau: RSIPF a professional organisation

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is a professional organisation, Commissioner Mostyn Mangau says. He was responding to a report published by the Solomon Star newspaper on Thursday, suggesting that a “network of thieves” within the RSIPF could be linked to the $300, 000-plus missing from police custody since last October. But Commissioner Mangau…

Cyclone Lucas records ‘no death’

TROPICAL Cyclone Lucas that hits the country early this month has recorded no deaths in the country. This was revealed by the Director of the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), Loti Yates during a media conference on Thursday at the NDMO office. “Currently we do not receive any report of death caused by cyclone Lucas,” he…

Archery resumes training tomorrow

THE Solomon Islands Archery Federation (SIAF) will kick off its program for this year starting this weekend. SIAF president Richard Toke in a statement on Thursday confirmed training will start on Saturday at the Honiara High School Ground from 9 am to 3 pm. The main aim for the upcoming training is to aid in the…

Beetle invasion probed

THE alleged Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes Rhinoceros) attack on Noni plants at Baunasaitonga Noni Farm in East Guadalcanal is now under investigation.  Officers of the Biosecurity Solomon Islands (BSI) within the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) are conducting the investigation, a statement from MAL Media Unit said.  Following reports of the incursion, BSI Surveillance…

Boy, 15 jailed for stealing $1,800

A 15-YEAR-OLD male who confesses to stealing $1,800 and a sleeve of cigarette from a home in Tingoa, in Rennell and Bellona province last November has been jailed for eight months. The young man who pleaded guilty to one count of burglary, however, will only serve six months in jail as the remaining two months…

Alleged rape accused, 75 freed

THE High Court has acquitted an elderly man who stood trial for allegedly having unlawful sexual intercourse with his 11-year-old grand-niece because she was an “unreliable witness.” The High Court delivered the verdict in Honiara last Monday.  It found the complainant to be “an unreliable witness due to the contradictory and inconsistencies in her evidence…

ESP committee warns: beware of con artists 

It has come to the attention of the Economic Stimulus Package Committee that certain individuals and/or groups are currently going around and claimed they work for the Government and took responsibility to facilitate ESP applications. This week, the committee had received complaints from several persons who have spent thousands of dollars on certain individuals who…

PM to grace Choiseul’s big day

A TOP government delegation led by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will travel to Taro, Choiseul Province next Tuesday to attend the province’s 2nd Appointed Day. As part of PM’s program, Mr. Sogavare will also be visiting the Taro Hospital, a statement by Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. According to the program schedule, on Wednesday 24th,…

Is there are network of thieves with RSIPF?

IT has been suggested that a “network of thieves” exists within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) – that network is now being investigated for the missing $300, 000-plus exhibit money which has gone missing since last October. “Identifying members of the network, their ranks, and where they are stationed is what makes the…