Police credit union clarified

SUPERVISING Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga says the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) executives have no power over the management of the Police Credit Union. Ms Matanga made this clarification on Thursday at the police commissioner’s weekly conference in relation to complaints raised by some of the Credit Union members last year. “For you information,…

Lack of space, says education minister

WHY STUDENTS UNPLACED By TEDDY KAFO LACK of space to slot in students performing below average has been one of the factors which resulted in some students unplaced in this year’s result. That’s according to Minister of Education John Dean Kuku. He said space in higher secondary forms has been one of the factors for…

27 police officers promoted

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) on Thursday announced the promotion of 27 of its officers to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant ranks after the opportunities for promotion were advertised within the force last year. The promotions include four female officers, two to senior sergeant rank and two to sergeant rank. Of the male officers,…

Rubbish collection resumes

RUBBISH collection in some suburbs in Honiara resumed on Thursday. This came after contractors hired by Honiara City Council had halted operation for more than three months following non-payment of their contracts. One of the contractors said the Council had paid up a monthly due last October which enabled them to resume operation. However, the…

Man killed in Choiseul logging road accident

POLICE officers in Taro, Choiseul Province, are currently investigating a traffic accident at Bukukuana logging camp, on the north-west side of the province, on 9 January 2018. The vehicle involved in the accident is owned by New Venture Limited, a logging company operating at Bukukuana, and was driven by an overseas employee of the company…

Impounded bechedemer have not been exported

BECHEDEMER Products from Malaita Outer Island (MOI) are not included in the first export of bechedemer December last year. Fisheries under secretary Ferral Lasi confirmed that the first consignment of BDM export does not include those impounded from MOI. First consignment of some of the bechedemer product was exported to Asian markets December last year…

READ SI making impacts in villages

READ SI had impacted 170 villages last year through providing literacy classes to villagers and training of local teachers. This was done through phase one and phase two of the programme. In phase one, READ SI which stands for “Resources for Education to Advance Development in Solomon Islands” taught 34 villages on how to read…

Tree branch kills man

POLICE in Gizo are investigating the death of a 48-year-old male after he was hit by the branch of a tree at Maravari Village, Vella La Vella, Western Province, on 8 January 2018. It was alleged that the deceased was chopping a tree when it fell down on another nearby tree down during, which a…

Form 6, 7 placements out Thursday

EDUCATION minister John Dean Kuku on Wednesday signed off the school results for release this week. Following that, form 6 and form 7 placements were published in today’s Solomon Star. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education Dr Franco Rodie said other results will be published in the coming days after his officers finalised them.…

Police release public buses back on road

POLICE have released the buses back on the road that took part in the protest against Honiara City Council’s long routes policy on Tuesday. The arrest took place at Rove field after the buses failed to seek approval from Police before staging the public protest against HCC. The protest was described as ‘unlawful assemble’ in…