Police to install GPS tracking in vehicles

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will be installing Communications and Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking systems in its vehicles. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley during yesterday’s 9th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum announced that GPS devices will be installed on all the RSIPF- issued vehicles. “This is to ensure that we know the location…

UNDERSEA CABLE IN LIMBO

THE much awaited Undersea Cable project faces a gloomy start following revelation Australian government has attempted to halt the project which is set to start early September due to security reason. Canberra, through its Solomon Islands High Commission is said to be interfering with its own statutory authorities – the Australian Communication Media Authority (ACMA)…

HARD CASH STILL MISSING

No cash retrieval after two key arrests, Auki Police confirms POLICE have yet to recover any cash allegedly snatched from the LGZ Shop at Townground, East Honiara during the murder of the couple over the Easter. It is now two months following the successful apprehension of the double murder key suspects Jimson Goufi and Raymond…

Kurukuru squad named soon

The newly appointed head coach for the Solomon Islands national futsal team, Jerry Sam will reveal the names of the final Kurukuru squad this week. Sam told Star Sports that he will reveal the names of 12 players who will be travelling to Turkmenistan for the Asian Indoor Games. Currently there are 20 players, both…

SISA clarifies misleading report

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) Laucala campus based Solomon Islands Student Association (SISA) in Suva, Fiji had clarified reports that students have been forced to defer studies as a result of the country’s financial state. The SISA Executive in Suva, in a statement on Sunday said, it wishes to clarify the article published…

Doctors’ Strike threat withdrawn

PRESIDENT of Solomon Islands Medical Association (SIMA) Dr Claude Posala confirmed to the Solomon Star that the strike plan by SIMA has been withdrawn last Friday. He said the step to withdraw the proposed strike action by doctors came about after SIMA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Public Service (MPS).…

The Hunt is on for a prison breaker

POLICE in Kirakira, Makira/Ulawa Province are  sweeping territories around  Kirakira insearch of a prisoner who broke free from Kirakira Prison on Friday night. The escapee is Donald Suaoma Niga of Marau Bay, West Makira. Makira Provincial Police Commander Peter Sitai said Niga was on remand for allegations of rape at the time of his escape.…