Bloody Ridge Community a safe place-Maetabu

THE Bloody Ridge Community is a safe place to live and this is attributed to its establishment of community security task-force. The Bloody Ridge community security taskforce operates 24 hours daily to ensure community peace and order for residents and has been registered with the Company Haus. Bloody Ridge Community Security Taskforce Constable Moses Maetabu…

On Police Radar

Senior Ministers and a top official face arrest within days TWO senior Government Ministers and a top official are facing arrest in a matter of days, police insiders told Solomon Star, Saturday. One of the two Ministers could be arrested as early as tomorrow, Monday 01st August. The Minister allegedly faces 21 charges relating to…

Seasonal job surge

SEASONAL WORKERS’ SCHEME NUMBER TO ECLIPSE 5, 000 BY DECEMBER THE number of Solomon Islands nationals joining the seasonal workers’ scheme in Australia and New Zealand is expected to eclipse 5, 000 by December this year, according to government projections. Senior government officials told a news conference in Honiara two days ago this projection is…

GOV’T DENIES FULL CONTROL OF SIBC

THE government is not taking full control of the national broadcaster, Solomon Islands Broadcasting Cooperation (SIBC) but merely removing it as State Own Enterprises (SOEs). This means its operation and functions will be guided by Broadcasting Act established in 1977. Special Secretary to Prime Minister Albert Kabui made this clarification during a Press conference at…

RSIPF CPP officers completed third batch of training conducted by the PRC police

The third batch which consists of 21 Close Personnel Protection (CPP) officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) have completed two weeks training on close protection. The Very Important Person (VIP) training was conducted by the Peoples’ Republic of China (PRC) police instructors and were issued with certificates and excellent participants certificates. The…

MAMARA HOUSING SCHEME DELAYED

A REVISED policy on Public Service Rental Scheme in line with the Mamara project was delayed citing there are important issues needed to be addressed relating to new rental scheme. This was highlighted by Minister of Commerce, Industry, Labour and Immigration Frederick Kologeto in Parliament when responding to question raised by Opposition Leader Mathew Wale…

$3B PAID, NO PROGRESS

Government reports show constituencies received $3 billion in RCDF grants from 2015-2022 THE nation’s 50 Constituencies were paid Rural Constituency Development Fund (RCDF) grants of almost $3 billion over the past eight years, new government reports have revealed. Former Permanent Secretary, George Kosui posted details of the funding grants on social media this week. These…