NURSES ISSUE STRIKE NOTICE

THE Solomon Islands Nurses Association (SINA) has issued a 28-day strike notice to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) last Friday over a possible breach by the Ministry over an agreement signed in 2007. National General Secretary of SINA Steven Maitani said under the Memorandum of Agreement, the Ministry of Health and the…

WHY POLICE INTERCEPTED

RSIPF explains why it intercepted 29 Bougainvilleans last week The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) says it had to intercept 29 Bougainvilleans traveling in three boats at sea near Vella la Vella Island in the Western Province on Tuesday 20 February because it had information that the group might pose a security risk to…

Varley visits Gizo, reassures community

Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Commissioner, Matthew Varley on Sunday visited Gizo in the Western Province to meet with Premier Wayne Maepioh, police officers and the community following the conclusion of last week’s police operations. Accompanied by Assistant Commissioner of Crime and Intelligence, Ian Vaevaso, Commissioner Varley purposely made the visit to reassure Premier…

Police blame lapses in security

ESCAPE PROBE By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN HOW 29 detained Bougainvilleans escaped police custody in Gizo in the early hours of Wednesday is now the subject of a police investigation. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley told journalists yesterday that the 29 men were detained at Gizo police station in a training room that has security and fencing around…