Police News in brief

Four suspects arrest for demanding money in Makira-Ulawa Province Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at Kirakira Police Station in Makira-Ulawa Province have arrested four adult male suspects for demanding money from a 75-year-old man at Mamarawa settlement on 12 September 2021. Initial report said that one of the suspects saw his…

3 more MPAs leave MARA

AS Premier Daniel Suidani is expected to arrive anytime soon in the country, another three (3) Members of the Provincial Assembly in his MARA Executive tendered their resignation, Thursday. According to sources from Auki last night, the Non-Executive Group (NEG) in the Malaita Provincial Assembly have claimed another 3 members of the Suidani Executive following…

OPMC: Govt to narrow focus next year

WITH lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) is keen and committed more than ever to deliver tangible development for the betterment of the country as a whole. This is illustrated in last week’s one- day retreat at Ginger Beach where, all government ministries under the productive sector were…

Officer recalled from Malu’u police station

THE Officer in charge of Malu’u police station, North Malaita has been recalled back to Auki while awaiting further disciplinary action. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Malaita Province Superintendent Stanley Riolo confirmed this to Solomon Star Auki, Wednesday. This was over a report of misconduct from villagers around the Malu’u station. A Chief from North…

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

A call for Commission of Inquiry into the affairs of SINU   A FORMER staffer has called for a Commission of Inquiry into the Solomon Islands National University (SINU), saying the mess created by players in the affairs of the nation’s only tertiary institution warrants a Commission of Inquiry. “A Commission of Inquiry is the…

In Court with Assumpta

1 yr 6 months  jail for land fraudster     A FORMER lands surveyor has been jailed to one year and six months in jail for fraudulently transferring a land in Aola, East Guadalcanal to his name in 2018. Francis Kennedy, 30, was sentenced yesterday after he pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery of certain…

PM opens virtual regional media anti-corruption summit

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare today has officially opened the second Pacific Anti-Corruption Journalists Network summit. The two days summit which kicked off today in Tavanipupu, East Guadalcanal is hosted by the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI). Speaking via virtual conferencing, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare congratulated the MASI executive for hosting the event. The Prime…

New Auditor General sworn-in by GG

THE country’s new Auditor General David Dennis was sworn-in by the Governor General, His Excellency Sir David Vunagi at Government House on Tuesday 14 September. Mr. David Dennis is highly qualified for the role of Auditor General, with many years of leadership experience in the local and regional financial sectors. He has a long track…