RSIPF investigate death of 12-year-old girl

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is investigating the death of a 12-year-old girl following an alleged rape incident on Tikopia Island in the Temotu Province on 4 October 2018. “We are working very closely with the family of the suspect who allegedly raped the 12-year-old girl at Namo Village on Tikopia,” says Assistant…

FSC proposed for Buala

ISABEL’S provincial capital, Buala will soon have a Family Support Centre (FSC) established there very soon. This was revealed by a Police officer of the Buala Police station, Florence Teiraru, during a conference that is currently underway in Honiara. The building is to facilitate all issues relating to family like Domestic Violence, says Ms Teiraru.…

Yacht drug bust

POLICE TO DESTROY COCAINE By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN POLICE are currently working on ways to destroy the bulk of cocaine seized from a foreign yacht at Point Cruz, Thursday last week. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley revealed this on Thursday at his weekly media conference. “It’s too dangerous and a security risk to keep the bulk of…

OFF TO ARGENTINA

THE Junior Kurukurus left the country for Buenos Aires, Argentina on Thursday to compete in the Youth Olympic Games. Speaking to Star Sports prior to their departure, skipper Junior Mana said the boys are excited and can’t wait to hit the court for the first time in what he described as a pathway for the…

POB SAFE, SAYS CBSI

Central bank defends operations of Pan Oceanic Bank By JOHN AATAI CUSTOMERS of Pan Oceanic Bank (POB) are advised to stay calm amidst claims the bank may be forced to close down soon. The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) says the claims, which were made in an email that has been widely circulated, were…

Celebrating Feast Day of St. Therese

DMI (Daughters of Mary Immaculate) Sisters of Visale Parish celebrated the Feast Day of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus on Monday 1st of October at Vutulaka, Visale Mission station, Northwest Guadalcanal. Among the Feast Day celebration at the DMI sisters’ headquarter were Fr. Iuvens Rapasia and Fr. Casmero. It was a successful event as…

Workshop equips local designers

HONIARA-based local designers gathered yesterday morning to learn about the craft and skill behind fashion designing. The training was held at APTC training room organized by the Solomon Islands Creative Writers Association and facilitated by a designer and artist Luke Gegeu. Speaking to Paoa FM News Mr Gegeu expressed the significance of trade drawing and…

Training for Malaita justices

MALAITA province will have the first local Authorized justices who will have the power to issue the Interim Protection Order ((IPO) on crimes related to the Family Protection Act (FPA). Fifteen local Authorised justices are currently being trained on the Family Protection Act. The training aims to build their capacity and increase their knowledge of…

New project to enhance student learning

THE Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Dr Franco Rodie has highlighted a new project to help the ministry develop and access e-learning science materials for teaching and learning. This was stated at the opening of a four-day World Teacher Day event in Auki on Tuesday. The project will start next…