EOD team commences underwater training

THE 20 Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) members of the Explosive Ordnance Team (EOD) commenced their underwater capability diving at Tulagi, Monday. The diving exercise followed after the officers completed five days of in-class training at the Hell’s Point Camp, East of Honiara. Speaking to Solomon Star over the weekend Sergeant Rex Waiwori staff…

Clean water improves life on Guale Plains

LIFE has been a challenge for young mother of four, Helena Tanona, since flash flooding swept through her community in Guadalcanal Plains on 3 April 2014.  Following days of heavy rain, river banks were strained and eventually broke, inundating Dadave community. The rushing water took almost all of her family’s possessions away, destroyed their food…

Police unaware of road blocks

MALAITA provincial police commander (PPC), Alfred Uiga has denied any knowledge of an alleged road block at Kwaibala Bridge by self-claimed provincial road contractors who demanded vehicles to pay-up their fees for mending the roads before being allowed to pass through. Speaking to this paper yesterday, PPC Uiga said that the police was not aware…

Political instability regulated?

THE controversial Political Parties Integrity Bill 2014 is not the Bill many perceived. The Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo have been preaching that the Bill will address political instability but during the second reading debate was cornered to a point he changed tone and admitted that it was not an anti-defection Bill. That then allows…

Chamber welcomes Lord of the Rings conductor

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) recently welcomed acclaimed musical composer Igelese Ete to the country. Mr Ete, who directed an inspirational choral performance for the Chamber’s Inaugural Business Excellence Awards in March last year (2013), is most famous for being the choirmaster for the music for the Lord of the Rings…

Shopping, apartment development for Burns Creek

A new shopping mall with apartment units is expected to be constructed soon at the Burns Creek area, East Honiara. A huge billboard showing details of the new development revealed that more than 140 shopping units and 52 apartments will be featured in this new proposed development. A developer named Capital Park Corp Ltd is…

Govt seeks private developer for Tina River hydro

The Solomon Islands Government is seeking interested private companies to develop and operate the Tina River Hydroelectric Power Project. As part of looking for a suitable privately owned developer an expression of interest through a tender had  been issued by the national government. According to Pacific Periscope, an online newsletter and  blog with trade news…

Call to curb internet crimes here

PERMANENT Secretary of the Ministry of National Security and Correctional Services, Edmond Sikua has warned the public to be wary of internet spams and cyber related crimes. He also urged members of the public, youths and students, relevant organisations including the police to be cooperative in helping curb this emerging internet related crime. The permanent…

Campaign on internet safety launched

AN awareness campaign on internet safety in the country has been launched by the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIPF). A first of its kind here, RSIFP now joins the Cyber Safety Pasifika, an organisation set up and agreed on by Police chiefs in the region in 2011.  The program’s primary goal is to raise awareness…

POLICE INCOMPETENT?…Missing Beche-de-mer evidence ignored

THE State and people of Solomon Islands have been robbed of $10 million dollars – a daylight robbery that police interestingly reluctant to investigate. On October 14, 2013, a consignment worth around $10million was removed from the Fisheries Ministry compound. The 1,598 kilograms of Beche-de-mer was seized by Police and Fisheries officials in Ontong Java. …