Police responds to media report

The Office of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has clarified reports that two of the former senior police officers were forcefully removed from their positions within the Force. That report was published in the Island Sun newspaper recently. In a statement the RSIPF office said it advises that while it is true that…

Hearing into sex abuse case ends

The hearing into the alleged sexual abuse of a seven year-old girl in Isabel last year has concluded on Monday, in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Presentation of the closing submissions will be made before Principal Magistrate Shepherd Lapo on October 20 by the prosecution and the defence counsel. The man in his 60’s stood trial…

Call for public to test for HIV

The Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) is calling on public to get the voluntary counseling concerning test (VCCT) for HIV. The testing is very important because the results can be seen on the same time after testing has been conducted. An officer from SIPPA HIV department told this paper that currently the disease is…

Police arrested burglary suspect

The Honiara city police have arrested and charged an 18 year-old male suspect following a burglary incident which occurred on 28 September 2014 at Vura-1 Height, East Honiara. Police alleged the intruder used some 44-gallon drums to enter through the window of a resident at the time of incident. He then used a long object…

Women charged with fraud

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Fraud Squad officers had arrested and charged, two women on fraud charges from two separate incidents of larceny and conversion earlier this month. Police investigation revealed that one of the suspect who is from Vobvota village, Guadalcanal province, was reported by her banking service, that on two separate occasions…

SI lecturer at USP died

A LONG serving Solomon Islands lecturer at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji, has died over the weekend after a short illness. A statement from the USP Human Resource Office revealed that Dr. Alfred Liligeto was a lecturer at the School of Education at the USP, Laucala campus. He was…

More candidates sign pledge

About 35 intending candidates that will contest in the coming elections have signed the Election Integrity Pledge organized by Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI). In a statement TSI said the first 14 candidates that signed the pledge are from the National Transformation Party of Solomon Islands (NTPSI). “Last Sunday we have witnessed another 20 candidates from…

Drivers, pedestrians urged to take care

DRIVERS and pedestrians have been called upon to take extra precaution whilst using the roads during this wet weather. A spokesperson from the Kukum Traffic Police yesterday gave the caution, adding that during such rainy weather, and with the deteriorating road conditions, drivers and pedestrians both need to take extra precautionary measures whilst using the…