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Varley: SI not an easy target for organised crime By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   POLICE Commissioner, Matthew Varley says Solomon Islands isinsulated from organised crime around the world. Mr Varley made this sentiment at his weekly conference last Thursday, following the recent seizure of the 500 kilograms of cocaine from a yacht in Honiara the same…

Mua slams lands office

HONIARA City Mayor Andrew Mua has hit back at the Deputy Commissioner of Lands Babby Waitara for blaming the the Honiara City Council (HCC) for not requesting in time to reserve the car park area at Lawson Tama. As a result the plot of land was sold to a private business man recently this year.…

RSIPF makes massive cocaine seizure on boat

Officers from the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have successfully worked with Australian authorities on a joint investigation which has resulted in the seizure of suspected cocaine on a yacht in Honiara. Although forensic work is currently ongoing, it is assessed this is a large commercial shipment of cocaine of several hundred kilograms. The…

Japanese envoy visits Sogavare

ACTING Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has received a courtesy visit from the Commander of the visiting Japanese Navy Vessel JS Sazanami, Shoji Ishikawa this week. He was accompanied by the Japanese Ambassador Extraordinarily and Plenipotentiary to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Shigeru Toyama on Tuesday afternoon. Speaking during the meeting, Commander Shoji Ishikawa expressed his gratitude…

REGISTRATION EXTENDED

THE Biometric Voter’s Registration deadline which was supposed to lapse on Thursday has been extended until 12 noon this Sunday. Chief Electoral Officer, Mose Saitala made the announcement with the assistance of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) officers just before 4pm on Thursday. The announcement was welcomed by a huge number of voters…

Mother, daughter hit by car

A WOMAN and her daughter ended up in hospital yesterday after a speeding car that veered off the road hit them at a bus stop in Ranadi, east Honiara. The pair were waiting to board a bus when the incident occurred. Eye-witnesses say the vehicle, a black Toyota Caldina, was traveling westward, but at a…

Cross constituency registration a concern in West

Cross-Constituency voter registration in some constituencies in Western Province has raised concerns among registration officials and observers since the process began on September 3. While the voter registration process is intended to register those who are 18 years and are eligible to vote or those that have not registered before, there were significant movements in…

New potato planting tech encouraged

THE manager of Adaliua Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) demonstration farm, Samson Hsu has encouraged planting the Kumara by applying the row-mounting method. This method was introducing to improve traditional ways of farming local sweet potato. During a visit to Adaliua TTM last Wednesday, Mr Hsu displayed the product samples of row-mounting method. He explain that …

Ghiro visit PCDF projects in Western

The Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Nestor Ghiro has visited some infrastructure projects funded by the Provincial Capacity development Fund (PCDF) in parts of Western Province last week. Mr Ghiro and his Permanent Secretary Stanley Pirione and other officials were in Gizo last week for an induction programme for members of the…

Dr Forau new CBSI Deputy Governor

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has formally announced the appointment of Dr Luke Forau (PhD) as its new Deputy Governor. Dr. Luke Forau, who succeeds former Deputy Governor Gane Alva Simbe, has assumed responsibilities as of Tuesday 18 September. Outgoing Deputy Governor Mr Simbe retired from official duties last week after serving the…