Ministry of Police and Justice

Dear Editor – I wish to register my appreciation and big thank you to the Permanent Secretary, the new Commissioner of Police and Officers of the Professional Standards and Internal Investigations Unit within the Ministry for the prompt commencement of investigations into the case of possible corruption earlier reported to the Permanent Secretary. Although it…

PMO vs Peter Forau

Dear Editor – I read with interest Robert Iroga’s reply to Peter Forau as published in the recent Sunday Star. According to Iroga, the reason why Solomon Islands was not quick to support the renewal of Forau’s contract was because Solomon Islands wanted to follow strict protocol. Iroga also explained that even though other Melanesian…

Election Date 2014

Dear Editor – I notice that just about every day there is an article in the local papers about possible election dates. Our Constitution clearly says that general elections must be held within four months after Parliament has been dissolved. The National Parliament Electoral Provisions Act (as amended) qualified this by saying that such election…

Muaki, Forau & PMO

Dear Editor – I read with interest and a little dismay at the continue debate by our elites regarding Dr Jimmy Rodger’s yet undeclared intention to stand for national election and who according to Mr. Forau will be the best PM. Unfortunately I do not buy the PMO argument, which was critically responded to by…

Charitable trust

Dear Editor – High Court Judge, His Honour, Justice Pallaras QC has recently expressed his serious concerns over domestic violence in the Solomon Islands and the plight of so many women and young girls suffering violence and human rights abuse, especially, he said, as the Solomon Islands is a signatory to the United Nations Convention…

Fijian officer seconded to MSG

FBC NEWS: Fiji’s Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Erami Raibe has taken up his new role as the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Department of Peacekeeping Officer in Port Villa, Vanuatu. The establishment of the MSG/DPKO was done to strengthen security capability and cooperation between member countries in the MSG region. SSP Raibe’s role will be…