Varley assures voters of  security

THE current election security operation police have mounted across the country is the biggest in the history of this nation. That’s according to Police Commissioner Matthew Varley. He was speaking yesterday ahead of today’s polls.  “I want to give communities around the country the reassurance, that 1,763 officers from RSIPF and Correctional Service Solomon Islands…

Ships warned against overloading

POLICE continue to warn boat owners and captains not to endanger the lives of passengers by overloading their vessels. The warning comes as people head back to their home constituencies to cast their votes in tomorrow’s polls. “A joint operation by officers of the RSIPF and the Solomon Islands Maritime Authority (SIMSA) in the past…

Isabel ready for polls

Isabel Province is all to set and prepared to go ahead with the national general elections this Wednesday. That’s according to the Election Manager for Isabel Ruben Dotho Junior. In an interview with the Government Communication Unit (GCU) Mr. Dotho said that they have received all their equipment’s from Honiara and will soon deploy them…

FAMILY LOSES HOME

Through High court order By CHRIS HAPERT HA’ARABE A family has been ordered by the High Court of Solomon Islands to vacate a land they built their permanent home on, on Thursday 28th March 2019. The court order said failure to so will result in further action by the police. The plot land is situated…

Auki CHS, Sinasu CHS to represent Malaita

BOTH Auki and Sinasu Community High School (CHS) will represent Malaita Province in the Easter High School 7s rugby competition scheduled to be held in Honiara this month. Malaita Rugby Union Association (MRUA) picked these two top teams after both teams reached the grand-final of the MRUA Schools 7s rugby completion which was held successfully…

Gizo group takes creativity to Auki

Two Members of the Plastic-wise Gizo have showcased their products made from plastic waste to employees of Auki Town Council in a two-day Waste Management workshop held in Auki, this week. Plastic-wise Gizo is a popular Association established to help decrease plastic wastes in Western province. Mezie Biliki and Amarlyn Kaqubule travelled from Gizo to…

SBD$407m project coming

World Bank announces Airports, roads upgrade Tens of thousands of Solomon Islanders will benefit from upgrades to key roads and two of the country’s biggest airports under a new project supported by a US$30.5 million credit and a US$20.5 million grant approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors. The Solomon Islands Roads…

COA further defers Sae’s matter

The Court of Appeal has deferred the matter of the former fugitive Edmond Sae, who was acquitted of the murder of the former police Commissioner Fredrick Soaki in 2017, to April 9. This was because the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ronald Bei Talasasa, who deals with this matter, is currently sick. Sae’s matter was listed…

‘Stop spreading the rumours’

Candidates for this year’s National General Election and their supporters are asked to refrain from spreading rumours, gossips and false claims when campaigning. Speaking at his weekly conference, Police Commissioner Matthew Varley said spreading rumours and false claims can incite people to get upset and carry out violence and retaliation. “We want to make sure…