Anti-Corruption Strategy

Dear Editor – The much anticipated, Anti-Corruption Strategy which is currently being debated in Parliament, has taken so long to have it passed as a Bill. The Anti- Corruption Strategy was seen by many as targeted towards Politicians, but in reality it was supposed to address corruption practices from all walks of life, from recipients…

‘Report info to police’

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) police commissioner Mathew Varley is appealing to anyone with information of violence activity to report to the police. Mr Varley was speaking during the weekly police media conference Thursday last week following reports stating that some Members of Parliament are facing threats for allegations of corruption. He said…

MYSTERY DEATH

Autopsy could not find cause of Saemala’s death in custody POST-MORTEM examination and lab tests result from Australia were unable to determine the cause of death of the late David Saemala who died in police custody last year, the brother of the deceased told the coronial inquiry. Solomon Saemala was giving evidence in the coronial…

Agents of change!

A close knit youths and elders from the Rennel and Bellona Province have had been agents of change in their province for the last seven years, running the annual Avaiki Adventist Youth Students Association (AAYSA) youth convention. AAYSA consists of youths, secondary and tertiary students from Rennel and Bellona who have been engaging in community…

Tisa plans final album

Musician Rocky Hardy Tisa is preparing for a come-back and probably a final album. With two previous albums under his belt, Tisa now looks at producing a third and final. “I’ll release my last album soon,” Tisa told the Sunday Star. He could not say when. “Oh blue, Bongana” and “Hibiscus Garu” were songs made…

Fuel tanker in action

North Malaita vessel goes into business When North Malaita MP Jimmy Lusibaea bought a fuel tanker instead of a passenger vessel for his constituency, some constituents went berserk. “North Malaita does not need a fuel tanker. We need a passenger ship,” were some of the complaints. But Lusibaea and his constituency committee have other plans.…

Burglary increasing at Green Valley

The number of burglary cases is increasing within the Green Valley areaof east Honiara. A chief representing the community revealed this during a one day meeting with the police at Rove police headquarters last week. “In my community, house break-in and stealing has increased this year,” the chief said. He said the community leaders are…

Police Credit Union alleged misuse of money

Dear Editor – What you reported in your paper on Friday also occurred in late ____98 -____99 This is what I recorded in my book, ____Policing a Clash of cultures____: “At the time I was given the board’s list of promotion recommendations, there surfaced information regarding the misuse of police funds. “This financial scandal surfaced…

PS pays tribute to struggling women

Permanent Secretary of the ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs Ethel Sigimanu has paid tribute to women who struggled to earn money through betel-nut and other means on the road side in Honiara. She was speaking during the International Women’s day celebration in Honiara last week. “Today, we also celebrate and acknowledge the…

Police probe break-ins

POLICE are continuing investigations into the spate of break-ins experienced around Honiara city recently. Police Commissioner Mathew Varley said a series of these offences occurred over several weeks but investigation is ongoing. “…we are well aware of it,” Mr Varley told the media during the weekly police media conference on Thursday. He said police continue…