Operation Render safe 2019 commences

OPERATION Render Safe 2019 has commenced effectively as of Thursday and will continue through until the 9th of November says Police Commissioner Mathew Varley. Varley told reporters yesterday the operation is an annual exercise that is jointly carried out by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force and the Australian Defence Force. He said this year’s operation…

TULAGI LEASE ILLEGAL

AG says Central, China Sam deal unlawful, must be terminated By ANDREW FANASIA   THE recently signed agreement between the Central Islands Provincial Government (CIPG) and China Sam Group of Companies Ltd to lease Tulagi has been dubbed unlawful and must be terminated. This was revealed by Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) through a statement…

RSIPF announces new members of executive team

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has formally announced the appointment of three newly promoted officers into the RSIPF’s Executive during the Commissioner’s weekly parade at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara today (24 October 2019). The officers are Mr Mostyn Mangau who is promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner, and Mr Ian…

Advocating for breast, cervical cancers

Miss Coral Sea Resort Gladys Habu, a contestant in this year’s Miss Solomon Islands Pageant (MISP) is advocating for breast and cervical cancer in the country. As part of highlighting the issue she is raising funds for the cancer unit at the National Referral Hospital (NRH). The theme for this year’s pageant show is ‘Advancing women…

New deal to support victims of violence

THE Family Support Center (FSC) and UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO) on Wednesday launched a new agreement that increases support services to victims of sexual and gender-based violence. This new agreement or project will ‘Increasing Outreach for survivors of Gender-Based Violence’ project ensures women and girl survivors have better access to counselling and case…

Vura CHS stages annual graduation

Vura community high school (CHS) in East Honiara, Wednesday successfully staged its annual 2019 school graduation day. The event was held at St Barnabas Cathedral hall in Honiara where more than 200 students attended the event. The ceremony saw students from forms 3, 5 and 6 being awarded their certificate of completion and prizes for…

What are public offences?

THIS week’s launch of the Public Order Offences Consultation Paper marks the beginning of information dissemination and consultations on the offences under public order. That’s according to Ruth Liloqula of the Law Reform Commission (LRC). Liloqula said public order offences are offences used to control behaviors of people in public places and to promote public…

Call to create extra wards

A MEMBER of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) in the current Western provincial government has called on the province to consider increasing the number of wards to cater for the increasing population in the rural communities.  Provincial Minister for Fisheries Alesina Redfern in the current Western provincial government made the call during the Motion of Sine…

Manelusi: why we suspend officers

THE Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) says the suspension of two of its senior officers was procedural and legal. CSSI Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi was responding to a news article Island Sun published, Wednesday. Manelusi said the two officers were disrespectful, disloyal and betrayed the CSSI Executive and CSSI as an organisation. “Their actions amount to…

Aust Naval ship arrives here today

THE Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Adelaide arrives today in Honiara to support Joint Task Force 637 partnership activities in Solomon Islands.  The activities will include humanitarian aid and disaster response planning and training, infrastructure projects on the Western border in cooperation with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), and Operation Render Safe 2019.  Australian…