LOCK DOWN RUMOURS CLARIFIED

No plans at this stage, says Mangau By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN RUMOURS circulating around town that there will be another lock-down soon in Honiara were not true. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau clarified that currently there were no discussions for another lock down. He explained this when asked to confirm rumours that there will be another…

MP avoids relatives of 27 deceased again

FOR the second time on Friday, West Are’Are MP John Maneniaru failed to meet relatives of the 27 who died in the MV Taimareho tragedy April 2 this year. Relatives wanted to meet and discuss with Maneniaru and the directors of the shipping company that operates MV Taimareho possible compensation. The ship was owned by…

Tasiu abductor released 

THE man who abducted five members of the Anglican Melanesian Brotherhood (Tasiu) in 2003 at Weathercoast South Guadalcanal has been released on Wednesday. Judge Maelyn Bird had the accused William Hence released after imposing a total sentence of three years imprisonment. The reason for Hence’s release was due to the long delay in the prosecution…

No report on Crowd-1 to police

ROYAL Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is yet to receive any formal reports or complaints about a recently established money-making scheme called ‘Crowd-1.’ Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau revealed this yesterday at his weekly media conference when asked if any reports or complaints were received by the police regarding the alleged scheme. This was after…

Police probe on Djokovic still active

POLICE are continuing their investigations into Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s Chief of Staff Robson Djokovic. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said investigators are working hard and doing their best to progress this investigation. “The delay of the investigation was because of the huge number of investigations and arrests made in the recent lockdown,” Mangau said.…

Relatives demand compensation

Relatives of the 27 people who died in the MV Taimahero ill-fated tragedy demanded their Member of Parliament (MP) for West Are’are and the government to compensate the lives of their loved ones. Speaking to the Solomon Star at the Honiara Central Police Office on Thursday Chairman and Spokesperson of the community said they cannot wait…

LAORE TOLD TO ACT ON HCCC

Minister warned against ‘burying corrupt dealings’ By IAN M.KAUKUI HOME Affairs minister Chris Laore has been warned not to ignore the alleged corrupt dealings of the current Honiara City Council leadership. Vura Ward Councillor Reginald Ngati issued the warning on Thursday after Laore met some members of the council, including mayor Wilson Mamae and city clerk…

LAORE MEETS COUNCILLORS

He tells them to sort out their differences By IAN M.KAUKUI HOME Affairs minister Chris Laore reportedly told city councillors during a meeting Tuesday to settle their differences and continue run the council. This is despite the illegal borrowings and the obvious conflict of interest that city mayor Wilson Mamae and city clerk Rence Sore…

Malaitan leaders urged to unite

A MALAITA man has called on both the executive and non-executive Members of the Malaita Provincial Assembly (MPA) to stand firm and remain united under the Suidani-led MARA government.  Nathan Maegwari from Gwounaoa community in Ward 3 in West Kwara’ae made the call following allegations that a previously sacked MPA is lobbying to overthrow the…

Police officer probed after accident

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the National Traffic Department are investigating a traffic incident involving a police officer driving a police vehicle at the East Kola Ridge junction in Honiara on 28 May 2020. A statement from the Police Media Unit alleged that while the officer was driving along the road,…