LEADS INTO ATTACK CASE

Police have very strong leads which may soon result in the arrest of suspects involved in the knife attack of a prominent Honiara businessman John Lee on Wednesday morning in Honiara. Supervising Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga told journalists on Thursday that police have a number of good leads following an investigation that is being carried…

Honiara goes under flood waters again

HONIARA went under storm floods yet again on Thursday in the wake of a heavy downpour that started around 5am, forcing schools and businesses to shut down for the day. Lack of a proper drainage system across the city was again blamed for the flooding of roads and streets, especially along Kukum Highway. Vehicles had…

Unexploded bombs removed from Tulagi

THE Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has safely removed unexploded bombs (UXOs) from the Second World War from Tulagi in the Central Islands Province (CIP) on Tuesday to Honiara. Supervising Provincial Police Commander, CIP, Inspector John Sara said, “The two unexploded bombs were found at a couple of…

Police dismiss media reports

POLICE on Wednesday dismissed media reports alleging that Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) removed some personal items from the 29 Bougainvilleans who were intercepted and taken into custody near Vella la Vella Island last week. “The the reports are false, nothing less, nothing more,” a statement police issued yesterday said. “When police arrested the men,…

In court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Lawyers summoned to explain delay* Bank robbery cases before court March 5* Court grants final adjournment   Lawyers summoned to explain delay TWO senior lawyers from the Public Solicitor’s Office have been ordered to attend court today and explain the delay in allocating a lawyer for one of the three men facing false pretence and…

Sustaining peace and stability

Prime Minister RICK HOUENIPWELA delivered this speech on Wednesday at the launch of a new peacebuilding programme supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fun:   I AM honored to have been invited to address you and to officially launch this new peacebuilding programme supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fund. Sustaining peace and stability is the priority…

Help need to ship hospital beds

Dear Editor – Having been appraised of an urgent need for at least 100 extra hospital beds at the NRH and at two provincial hospitals, one in Isabel and the other in Malaita, I am working closely with the Auckland based Charity Trust, Take My Hands (TMH) to secure those beds for the Solomon Islands…

Bintan refutes fraud assertion

    Dear Editor – In the last two weeks of January and the first two weeks of this month (February), I was kept busy preparing and organizing White River Community High School to begin our year program. Despite a few hiccups to our school successful preparation cause by a few ignorant pupils who tried…

Response to SINPF board news release

    THE filing for Bankruptcy by Enron the darling of Wall Street in 2001 with USD63.4 billion in assets was one of the largest corporate bankruptcies in US history.  The Houston-based energy company was the victim of the biggest audit failure with CEO Jeffery Skilling and his executives developing the use of accounting loopholes…