Sexual abuse case still investigated

POLICE are still investigating the case in relation to a sexual abuse allegation on a seven year-old girl in July at east Guadalcanal. Public Prosecutor Elma Rizzu told the court last Friday that this is a new matter and therefore is still being investigated. She said there are few documents yet to be obtained from…

Experts design security plan

ABOUT seven experts are part of a team that is designing the new development assistance programme to succeed Australia’s development assistance programme to Solomon Islands through the Regional Assistance Mission in the post-RAMSI era. The Australian development assistance programme, through RAMSI,focuses on the strengthening of the police and correctional services, judicial system and governance machinery…

Australia assures public of safety after RAMSI

AUSTRALIAN diplomats have assured Solomon Islanders of their safety when the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) leaves on 30th June 2017. Fiona Hoggart, Counsellor (political) and Grant Follett, acting Counsellor (Governance and Justice) in the Australia High Commission, made the assurance during a media workshop in Honiara last Wednesday. This came after veteran…

Why RAMSI is leaving

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Why Kitano-WKK JV

Dear Editor – With reference to “Why Kitano-WKK JV?” written by Jackson Ray which appeared in your Letters to the Editor dated 29 August 2016, we found the article malicious, unfounded and irresponsible which seems an attempt to tarnish the good image of our company and current project in the bad light. We are writing…

Why Kitano-WKK JV

Dear Editor – With reference to “Why Kitano-WKK JV?” written by Jackson Ray which appeared in your Letters to the Editor dated 29 August 2016, we found the article malicious, unfounded and irresponsible which seems an attempt to tarnish the good image of our company and current project in the bad light. We are writing…

Bulldozing for change

Dear Editor – Travelling eastward either by boat or by air especially when it takes an arduous 30 hours and around 30 bumpy minutes respectively will definitely take you to Kirakira, Makira Ulawa Province. An old government station springing in the fifties with just less than 10 residential quarters and a good shady government office…

Operation to engage communities starts

Police will commence an operation today that will see police visiting targeted communities in Honiara and across the country. Deputy Police Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi said this is a new approach that police intend to do to establish a better partnership with the community. He said this is to improve information and intelligence gathering so that…