RSIPF open day this week

In a fulfillment of being “Polis Blo Iu” or “Your Police”, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is opening its doors at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara and throughout the provinces to the public in a two-day open day program this Thursday and Friday. Assistant Commissioner of Police, National Capital and Crime Prevention…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Alleged drug-dealer wants lawyer* Mitigation next for reckless youth Alleged drug-dealer wants lawyer A MAN who was caught with a parcel of dried marijuana leaves in his bag at Point Cruz last month is asking for more time to find a lawyer to represent him in court. Jeffery Keia was charged after police found…

ID CARDS WARNING

SIEC issues strong warning on card buying, selling The Office of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) on Monday issued a stern warning against the practice of ‘buying and selling’ voters identification (ID) cards. In a statement the Office labeled such action as similar to an act of bribery that can lead to heavy penalty…

Cash for ID tale revealed

Corruption in cross-border registration motivated by bribery has continued to be seen in West Honiara Constituency last Friday. The Solomon Star was told that some ignorant youths from East Honiara said they were promised $1,000 each in exchange for their voter Identification (ID) cards, after registering themselves. Around eight people residing in Panatina of East…

PM leaves for UN summit today

PRIME Minister Rick Hou will leave for the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Friday. The UNGA will convene on Monday next week which the Prime Minister is expected to join other world leaders at the Opening Plenary. The Prime Minister will also be delivering a statement at the…

TSI slams new proposal

WHY ANOTHER MINISTRY? By ANDREW FANASIA THE country does not need another ministry, Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) chief executive officer Ruth Liloqula says. She was speaking before the Bills and Legislation Committee, which is conducting hearing into the Traditional Governance and Custom Facilitation Bill 2018. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and…

Mum fined $5k for kwaso sales

A MOTHER of seven has been fined $5,000 for selling kwaso in her market stall at Mbokona area in Central Honiara on Tuesday afternoon by the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Elizabeth Moa who pleaded guilty to one count of illegal sale of liquor was given until October 16 to pay up her fine. Failure to pay…