Police election preparation on track

POLICE preparations for the upcoming national general elections is said to be well underway. Police Commissioner, Frank Prendergast said Police have been carrying out high visibility operations in the past week in Honiara, Guadalcanal and other provinces in the country in lead up to the election. “We are very much engaged in our community awareness…

No arrest yet over Tasiu’s death

POLICE say they are yet to arrest any suspect to the killing of the novice brother at Vura, North-West Guadalcanal, last week. Commissioner Frank Prendergast said police are treating the death as “very suspicious” and investigations are on-going. “We are pursuing a number of leads of enquiry and since that issue is still under active…

PAP Govt will deal with TRC report

The People’s Alliance Party (PAP) says it will make it a must to deal with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report if it forms the Government after the November 19 National Parliamentary Elections. The Party agrees that an alliance government will deal with the TRC Report within its first l00 days in office. The…

Ruavatu school board apologises to victims

Chairman of the Ruavatu School board in North East Guadalcanal had apologised to all the victims affected by the incident over the weekend. Board chairman, Eric Robson Miti in an interview said, the incident that happened over the weekend was not a good ending for the school’s academic year. He said the board and management…

90 PPF officers to arrive for election

THE country is expected see an increase in Police Participating Force (PPF) presence next week in the lead up to the National General Election (NGE). This comes after 90 PPF officers from New Zealand and Australia have been confirmed to arrive next week. This was revealed by the Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast on Thursday during…

F3 maths exam papers misprinted

Form three students throughout Malaita schools sitting for their mathematics exam on Tuesday have reported printing errors in their paper. About 3 pages are said to had been collated with multiple errors in the order of questions and answer booklets. Some schools in the province were reported to have had their exam postphoned set for…

Removal of excavator questioned

QUESTIONS have been raised against Noro Police who removed an excavator machine under the custody of Ringi police and returned it to JMH logging company in Western province last Friday. Western Provincial Police Commander, George Guna said the excavator was kept under Ringi police’s protection after it had negotiated with Kolombangara Forest Plantation Limited (KFPL),…

Seven ex-PMs to contest

Seven former Prime Ministers will contest the 2014 National Parliamentary Elections on November 19. They are the current Caretaker Prime Minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo, Danny Philip, Dr Derek Sikua, Sir Allan Kemakeza, Manasseh Sogavare, Snyder Rini and Francis Billy Hilly. Mr Lilo will defend his Gizo-Kolombangara seat under the Solomon Islands Party for Rural Advancement…