Gender equality in RSIPF

Police have highlighted a Rights Based approach in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment during the launching of the Essential Services package last Thursday at the Mendana Hotel. Deputy Commissioner Gwen Ratu stated that there are two distinct priorities in RSIPF for the development of women. She said that under the Crime Prevention Strategy, they…

PM accepts CSO petition

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has accepted a letter from the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the country informing him of a planned protest march to deliver their petition for him to re-introduce the Anti-Corruption Bill when Parliament resumes next month. A member of the CSO Anti-Corruption Committee Lawrence Makili told the Sunday Star that the…

In Court With Assumpta Buchanan

Sin refused bail A MAGISTRATE last Friday refused the bail application for the Malaysian facing a human trafficking charge. Principal Magistrate Ricky Iomea ruled that there is probable risk of the accused Wong Thien Sin interfering with prosecution witnesses and investigation. “I am satisfied on the balance of probabilities that the risk of interference in…

Why we arrested Aipia

DIRECTOR of Fisheries Edward Honiwala says the arrest of Dr Reginald Aipia and his American friend was done over alleged breaches of fisheries laws. Aipia and his friend were brought over from Ontong Java into Honiara last week on Wednesday night. Mr Honiwala said Aipia did not have any proper permits with the Ministry of…

Businesses support 2017 Pageant

THE Miss Solomon Islands Pageant (MSIP) 2017 continues to get support from business houses in Honiara. Pageant Director Joyce Konofilia said Honiara Hotel has agreed to become a Silver sponsor and have also identified their contestant. “More details on the contestant will be made available this week,” Ms Konofilia said. Meanwhile, she said Ela Motors’…

GARO MAKES HISTORY

First female chief magistrate appointed By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN THE GOVERNMENT has appointed a first female chief magistrate for the country. She is Emma Garo, who was sworn in before Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer at the High Court last Friday. Ms Garo replaces former Chief Magistrate John Numapo whose contract ends this month. Mr Numapo…

KURUKURU TRIUMPH

The Kurukuru futsal team has won their second match against the strong Chinese Taipei last night, 4-3. The match kicked off at around 11pm last night in Turkmenistan where the current 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games is currently underway. It was Kurukuru’s second match. And the victory has brought much excitement and pride…

China United clarifies Guo’s story

CHINA United Cooperation clarifies that Shiyao Guo is not the main investor behind the development of the Town Ground rugby complex as stated in an earlier report. A representative from the company told this paper Guo is one of the investors of the complex. “Guo played an important role in the negotiation between Solomon Islands…