Police chief wants more officers

The new Royal Solomon Islands Police Force police chief says he wants to train more policemen and women to join the police force. Frank Prendergast said young men and women from all the provinces and Honiara who are interested in taking up policing as their future career should apply for to join the Force. Mr…

‘Vote out poorly performed MPs’

OUTGOING Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Choiseul Manasseh Sogavare says, outgoing MPs who fail to contribute in Bills, Parliamentary debates and are always absent from Parliament sessions should not be voted in again. The former Prime Minister said the recent survey report by Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) sends a good message to voters.…

Ete on the campaign trial

FORMER Member of Parliament (MP) for East Honiara, Douglas Ete says leaders have failed to address the underlying problems of Solomon Islands in the last 20 years. The problems include unemployment, increasing population, corruption and protection of extractive resources. Ete echoed this when he declared his campaign opens for the upcoming elections on November 19…

Police anticipates peaceful elections

POLICE Commissioner, Frank Prendergast has again reiterated that Police are expecting a peaceful National General Election when the country goes to the poll on November, 19. Mr Prendergast reiterated the call which has already been made by several other senior Police Officers over the past month of Police not anticipating any major hiccups as the…

‘Come join the Force’

COMMISSIONER of Police, Frank Prendergast has called upon young Solomon Islanders to enlist for recruitment with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force. This was after the RSIPF started its recruitment for new Officers last week. Mr Prendergast also revealed that so far more than 1,600 applicants have signed up, adding that the Force needs more…

25 year old to contest

HUNDREDS of supporters and the communities of Anokelo of West Kwara’ae Constituency (WKC) over the weekend witnessed a twenty-five (25) year old intending candidate launched his campaign at Anokelo village. Eric Ryan Ulufia recently graduated from the University of the South Pacific (USP) and was keen to enter into politics. The launching on Saturday has…

Group issues ultimatum on Gold Ridge tailing dam

THE Guadalcanal Civil Society Network (GCSN) has given seven days ultimatum to its Provincial Government and eight Parliamentarians to find a solution on the controversial tailing dam at Goldridge mining site. This came after fears raised by St Barbara that the dam could pose a threat to communities leaving downstream during the upcoming wet season.…

Gov’t urged to pay border claims

Former Ombudsman John Smith Pitabelama urges the government to pay the claims of 437 former and serving officers who previously served at the Solomon-PNG border during the Bougainville crisis. Mr Pitabelama, who was also a former Police commander who served at the border, claimed the government would put the upcoming national elections at risk if…

2015 Demographic health survey set to go

The National Statistics Office (NSO) of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury is ready to conduct the second Solomon Islands Demographic Health Survey in 2015 (2015 SIDHS). SIDHS Communication Advocacy Affairs in a statement yesterday said this is the second Solomon Islands Health and Demography Survey to be conducted in Solomon Islands, after the first…

Network calls for respect

GUADALCANAL Civil Society Network has called on its eight national parliamentarians to respect the decision of Parliament Entitlement Commission to reduce the $400,000 terminal grant. Team leader, Stanley Vutiande said it’s not good leadership to show leaders demanding terminal grants from the government.He said it shows a ‘poverty mentality’ displayed by the national parliamentarians. “As…