Missing Malaysian found

A Malaysian man who reportedly went missing in the Shortland Islands has been found alive and safe. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast at the weekly police conference yesterday said police found the man on the same Island police believed he went missing from. “The person is located safe and well and there were no further issues.”…

Court gives time for parties to sort charges

Time has been given for Prosecutions and Defence Counsels to negotiate the charges involving the man who allegedly attempted to burn down the Pacific Casino Hotel. A pre-trial conference was held yesterday on the charge of arson and wilful & unlawful damage charge against Tommy Leong. This was after prosecution maintained the two charges following…

Former police officer to stand trial

FORMER provincial police commander of Guadalcanal Daniel Hunikera will stand trial in September in relation to the traffic offences against him. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga has set down September 7 for the start of the trial. The hearing will run for three days. The trial date was fixed following the pre-trial conference yesterday. Hunikera had…

Report burglary to police: Prendergast

Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast says police are making a progress in their investigations in relation to the increasing burglary incidents around Honiara. During the weekly police conference yesterday, Mr Prendergast said they are still concern and will continue to carry out operations. “I urged members of the public to report to the police any suspicious…

ULMWP gets Guale’s full support

The United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) has received full support from Guadalcanal Province, traditional leaders and its people in a form of a traditional chupu. Provincial Deputy Premier, Rollen Seleso said, it’s so fortunate to have the ULMWP setting foot and staying on our soil. “We so grateful to have you here and…

FLNKS disappointed with anthem

Front de Libération Nationale Kanake et Socialiste (FLNKS) delegation expressed disappointment over French national anthem being played during the ceremonial opening to welcome Kanak’s presence at the National Museum on Wednesday. Head of delegation Victor Tuturogo revealed this during the handing over of MSG chairmanship to Solomon Islands Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare at the…

New twist in West Papua bid

MSG accepts Indonesia as associate member UNITED Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) will only represent West Papuans living outside the province in the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). That was the basis of their acceptance as observers in the MSG Leaders’ Summit in Honiara yesterday during the leaders’ retreat at the Heritage Park Hotel. On…

MSG’s future on agenda

MELANESIAN Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders’ Summit will expect to deliberate on the future of the MSG Secretariat and its member countries for a stronger and vibrant sub-region. This is envisioned in what has been documented as the MSG 2038 Prosperity for All Plan, a report produced by the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) and adopted by…

Be fair, MSG told

SOLOMON Islands is calling for a fair and level playing field when admitting members into the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). The country’s head of delegation and Minister of Police, Peter Shanel, stated that since the criteria of five years period to consider an observer to associate membership is being ‘relaxed’ for Indonesia’s case, the same…