Police probe top officer

POLICE say they are investigating claims the supervising Provincial Police Commander for Malaita province, Solomon Sisimia, sexually harassed one of his female officers at work. The police’s Professional Standards and Internal Investigation (PSII) confirmed this yesterday following concerns from relatives of the female officer. “We are looking into this allegation seriously,” a police statement said…

Malaita’s 36th second appointed day today

Malaita Province will today mark its 36th second appointed day in Auki. The event will be commemorated based on the theme “Self –Reliance and Community Resilience.” Invited guests from Honiara have already arrived in Auki for the Malaita Second Appointed Day celebration.  The official opening of the program will start at 8:30am with a protocol…

Choiseul delegation meets PM

A delegation from the Choiseul Provincial Government on Monday met with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to discuss the Province’s priority development programmes. The delegation was led by Premier Watson Qoloni. The delegation included eight executive members, three government backbenchers, the Provincial Secretary and the Choiseul Bay Township Project Manager.  The face-to-face meeting was aimed at…

PASTOR REFUTES CON MAN CLAIMS

A PASTOR at the centre of social media attack in recent days has come out publicly to rubbish all allegations leveled against him. Pastor Nehemiah Martin of Hope International House of Prayer came under attack and criticism from Facebook users following a post by Smart Technology Solomon Islands. The post stated that Mr Nehemiah claimed…

Food policy to reach parliament soon

THE Food and Nutrition Security Policy Framework is already completed and is ready to submit before Parliament. Solomon Islands Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Rep Rose Mary Kafa confirmed this during the opening of the Food and Nutrition Security planning workshop yesterday. Mrs Kafa said work on the policy started several years back and now…

RSIPF meets with US delegation

Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Commissioner Matthew Varley  has met with four members of the visiting United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Tuesday. The meeting was held at Rove Police headquarters in Honiara. Commissioner Varley, his Chief of Staff (CoS), Chief Superintendent Russell Tagini and Deputy Commissioner Juanita Matanga met with four…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

Riot case back to court Riot case back to court A RIOT matter that has insufficient evidence to sustain the riot offences against six men will be brought before the court again this afternoon. Magistrate Ishmael Kekou said he wants to know the reason as to why this matter has to be transferred to the…