‘Stop mafia intrusion’

CRACKING down on organised mafia groups in Europe and Asian countries is always a dangerous job for police. As such, police reacted swiftly to claims of mafia connection, resulting in the arrest of a Taiwanese businessman according to police. A senior police officer said the Taiwanese Michael Mai Yung Fu is being investigated for claims…

MASKED MEN IN ROBBERY ATTEMPT

Four masked men attempted to rob ANZ officers transporting large sums of cash to the ANZ branch at Guadalcanal Plain Palm Oil Ltd (GPPOL) one in Ngalimbiu yesterday afternoon. The incident took place around 2pm when the ANZ officers along with the GIPPOL security officers were traveling up to drop off the money at the…

PM on retreat, new SG appointed

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has joined Pacific Islands Forum leaders at the retreat on Peleliu yesterday during which they have also chosen a new Secretary-General. Solomon Islands’ Dr. Jimmy Rodgers who was tipped as one of the leading contenders lost out to his Papua New Guinea competitor. The appointment of the new Secretary-General was…

SIDT prepares pre-election outreach

Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) is preparing to engage in a nation-wide pre-election awareness and voter education throughout the country next week. The awareness program is a project initiated by SIDT and funded by European Union with the help of Development Service Exchange (DSE) and Royal Solomon Islands police force (RSIPF). The project aims to…

Star given today to file defence

The Solomon Star has been given until today to file its defence in relation to the defamation suit taken up by the Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo. In his ruling yesterday as to whether this paper will be given an extension of time to file its defence, Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer said the disadvantage…

‘Information sharing can motivate population’

Information sharing can empower and transform people’s mindset on important issues. This was highlighted by Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) SIDT director Longden Manedika during a conference yesterday. Mr Manedika said power of information can transform all people’s mindset across all leadership levels which need to be paid serious attention for people, policy makers and…

SINU stand-off settled

The stand-off between Solomon Islands National University (SINU) and lecturers association of SINU (LASINU) has finally reached a resolution. Semester two classes supposed to resume last week but was delayed due to the stand-off, except for school of nursing and school of natural resources and applied science have started. SINU’s Pro-Vice Chancellor Academic, Dr Patricia…

Another ATM robbery suspect nabbed

THE Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) detective yesterday arrested another man involved in the ANZ ATM robbery. The suspect named by police as Dilo Faiga, 24, was arrested at Kukum, east Honiara. Assistant police commissioner for national capital Gabriel Manelusi said police detectives made a professional capture of the suspect after some thorough investigations.…