Officers investigated over Gold Ridge theft

More than 50 police and Correctional officers sent to provide security at the abandoned Gold Ridge mine site are reportedly under investigation for collaborating with locals to steal mine properties. An officer familiar with deployment to the site told the Sunday Star the concerned officers were now subjected to investigation. The relevant police department was…

SINTA credit union board accused of abusing funds

Board members of the Solomon Islands National Teachers Association (SINTA) Credit Union are under investigation over alleged misuse of union funds. This came after the resignation of the credit union’s board chairman Donation Houkura and his deputy Lency Bambu. SINTA’s acting general secretary Walter Tesuatai confirmed receiving the resignation letters of the two officials on…

New dental clinic to open soon

Honiara City Council’s newly built dental clinic in Chinatown will open its doors soon to the public. Many people have suffered dental problems since the closure of the Dental Centre at the National Referral Hospital. City mayor Andrew Mau said the main building has been completed. “It’s just the furnishing inside and other minor jobs…

Ministry urged to monitor teachers

The Ministry of Education and Human Resources is urged to monitor the performances of teachers at schools. Isabel premier James Habu made the call last Saturday. Habu said he had heard complaints from teachers about regular absenteeism by certain teachers at some schools in Isabel.  “At some schools, there were no classes for some weeks…

Chance to choose right leaders

The upcoming election provides an opportunity for voters to select leaders who have a heart for the nation. That’s according to president of the National Transformation Party of Solomon Islands (NTPSI) Pastor Ellison Barko. He pointed this out at the launch of his party’s manifesto at Gavagha Tourism site. Barko said the church plays an…

Talasasa to Sae: Surrender, face justice

DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions Ronald Bei Talasasa last Friday appealed to fugitive Edmond Sae to surrender and face justice. Sae, a former police officer, is wanted for the murder of former police commissioner Sir Fredrick Soaki. Mr Talasasa made the appeal while speaking at Malaita provincial capital Auki at the Legal Open Day organised yesterday.…

Fiji office slams Satu’s claims

SOLOMON Islands High Commission in Suva, Fiji, refutes all the reasons claimed by Director of Civil Aviation, as reported in the daily papers in the Solomons and in Fiji this week as reasons for the delay in resolving the current air services impasse between Fiji and Solomon Islands. “In fact the events which led to…