‘Strike plan illegal’

ANY move by police officers to go on strike should their Special Duty Allowances (SDA) are not paid by this week is deemed illegal. Commissioner of Police Frank Prendergast revealed this following reports the officers may not turn up for duty if their outstanding allowances are not paid this pay day. “Any move by the…

Dispute lands men in court

Seven men accused of burning down a house at East Central Guadalcanal in relation to a logging dispute with supporters of another logging company will be appearing in court again, Tuesday. This is when prosecution will confirmed to the court on what section under the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) to withdraw the arson charges against…

Police pleased with behavior during Games

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has expressed gratitude with the behavior of the general public in Honiara during the two weeks long Solomon Games that officially closed on Sunday. Police commander for Honiara city, Vincent U’upwe told the Solomon Star yesterday that the general behavior of the public during the course of the…

Tinted vehicle blamed for accident

Relatives of the deceased alleged hit by a vehicle at Boneghe, Northwest Guadalcanal last week blamed too much tint on vehicles as a factor contributing to the death of their loved one. The hit-and-run incident had resulted in the death of a father, believed to be sleeping on the road side under the influence of…

No allowance for students in Philippines

Solomon Islands Government sponsored students studying in the Philippines are calling on the government through the Ministry of Education to disburse their allowances as soon as possible. Disgruntled students in an email to the Solomon Star, said that they have not received their allowance since early June. “It is really difficult for us here, as…

Sikua: Evidence will be presented in court

The Parliamentary Leader of Independent Hon. Dr. Derek Sikua says he is ready to present evidence in court should the Prime Minister plans to pursue legal action against him. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare last week urged Sikua to submit the evidences for police investigation; failure to do so will see the PM seeking legal action…