LEADS INTO ATTACK CASE

Police have very strong leads which may soon result in the arrest of suspects involved in the knife attack of a prominent Honiara businessman John Lee on Wednesday morning in Honiara. Supervising Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga told journalists on Thursday that police have a number of good leads following an investigation that is being carried…

Honiara goes under flood waters again

HONIARA went under storm floods yet again on Thursday in the wake of a heavy downpour that started around 5am, forcing schools and businesses to shut down for the day. Lack of a proper drainage system across the city was again blamed for the flooding of roads and streets, especially along Kukum Highway. Vehicles had…

Unexploded bombs removed from Tulagi

THE Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has safely removed unexploded bombs (UXOs) from the Second World War from Tulagi in the Central Islands Province (CIP) on Tuesday to Honiara. Supervising Provincial Police Commander, CIP, Inspector John Sara said, “The two unexploded bombs were found at a couple of…

Police dismiss media reports

POLICE on Wednesday dismissed media reports alleging that Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) removed some personal items from the 29 Bougainvilleans who were intercepted and taken into custody near Vella la Vella Island last week. “The the reports are false, nothing less, nothing more,” a statement police issued yesterday said. “When police arrested the men,…

In court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Lawyers summoned to explain delay* Bank robbery cases before court March 5* Court grants final adjournment   Lawyers summoned to explain delay TWO senior lawyers from the Public Solicitor’s Office have been ordered to attend court today and explain the delay in allocating a lawyer for one of the three men facing false pretence and…

Sustaining peace and stability

Prime Minister RICK HOUENIPWELA delivered this speech on Wednesday at the launch of a new peacebuilding programme supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fun:   I AM honored to have been invited to address you and to officially launch this new peacebuilding programme supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fund. Sustaining peace and stability is the priority…

A tribute to Sean Dorney

AS Sean Dorney pointed out, it’s not usual for journalists to be surrounded by people saying nice things about them. But on Saturday night in Brisbane, 150 people got together to do just that. In response to the announcement that he has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease, friends, colleagues and former rivals came together…

HUNT FOR ROBBERS

Prominent businessman survives knife attack By LESLEY SANGA  POLICE are now hunting down men who attacked prominent Honiara businessman John Lee during an attempted robbery at Point Cruz, 7.30am on Wednesday. Mr Lee, who owns Lee Kwok Quen Company, was about to enter the gates of his business premises when a man emerged from a…

UDP refutes report

General Secretary of the United Democratic Party (UDP) Barnabas Henson has refuted the Island Sun front-page article on Tuesday which he described as erroneously implied that parliamentary members of the party are part of a UDP-Kadere alliance faction within Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for Change Government. In a statement Mr Henson said the implication is…