Samples sent to Australia

SAMPLES from a post-mortem done on a young man who died in police custody Monday this week have been sent to Australia for further testing. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said the doctor who did the post-mortem decided to send the samples to verify certain aspects of the results. David Saemala, 23, of Malaita died on…

Malaita police chief gets new posting

MALAITA Provincial Police Commander Alfred Uiga will leave his current job tomorrow to take up a new role within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Honiara. He is expected to take up a new position as Assistant Commissioner of Police, Provincial Policing. Mr Uiga confirmed his relocating to Honiara and said he looks…

School gets assistance from Aussie allies

IT was a joy for the staff and students of Norman Palmer School in the outskirts of Honiara, when they received a huge assistance from their sister school St. Michael’s Collegiate School from Tasmania, Australia yesterday. A short handover ceremony took place at the school compound in front of nearly 50 students and staff, while…

‘Only few units to be rearmed’

Only certain units within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force will be re-armed says the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at the opening of the new police facility on Wednesday. The new building for the National Response Department will accommodate a new armoury, an armourer’s workplace, offices for the Police Response team (PRT), Close Personal Protection…

MID urged to clarify transport grant

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group is calling on the Ministry of Infrastructure & Development to verify whether the leaked document containing the recipients of the National Transport and Infrastructure grant are confirmed recipients. The Opposition Group urged the ministry to verify the 35 recipients in the list which includes a good number of dubious shipping companies…

Atoifi police post is closing down

ATOIFI police post in east Malaita will close down tomorrow because of threats from a landowner. The landowner threatened the two officers there after police raided his illegal bottle shop at the end of last month. Outgoing Malaita Provincial Police Commander Alfred Uiga confirmed this to the Solomon Star on Wednesday. He said the bottle…

Fangaria on dental service

LEADER of Be Happy Ministry, Mambo Fangaria has called on the government to prioritise the dental department in Honiara. This came after the dental department does not offer service to provide false teeth to patients. Fangaria said dental departments in Auki and Gizo have provided false teeth except for Honiara. As such he asked why…

Gov’t told to address real issues

THE Government is urged to address the underlying problems of the ethnic conflict rather than jumping the gun to cover things up. Honiara resident Francis Lakwasia made the comments ahead of the upcoming National Healing and Apology week, scheduled from July 1 to 7.  “I disputed this proposed week-long national healing and apology programme from…

Forestry awareness conducted in Visale

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Forestry and Research, Utilisation Department had successfully completed a one day sustainable forestry management awareness in Visale area, Northwest Guadacalanal on Tuesday. John Toki from the area reported that more than 20 participants from Guadalcanal and Honiara participated in the training. “This awareness is to educate our resource owners that…