Maepio assures people, province

Western provincial Deputy Premier Wayne Maepio says that there are proper channels that can be and should be taken when there are complaints against the government. In an interview he explained that the provincial government is the overall mother body looking after everyone including the provincial executives and any complaints can be channelled through the…

PM: Fear Not

Sogavare tells nation to trust armed cops PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says there’s nothing to fear about police officers being rearmed. He made the assurance at the opening of the new Police National Response Department Building at Rove Police headquarters. The building houses the new police armoury. “I can assure everyone – the members of…

Death Probe

Police investigate death in custody THE son of a former diplomat and MP the late Francis Saemala has died in police custody on Monday following his arrest last Friday. David Morton Sireheti Saemala, 23, is the last born son of late Saemala. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast confirmed the death and said they are treating the…

Call for dialogue to settle dispute

LANDOWNERS and Chiefs of Vanikoro Island in the Vatud Constituency, Temotu province have called on their Member of Parliament (MP) Freda Tuki for a negotiation to settle the current dispute on the Island. The dispute referred to was in relation to the incident at Vanikoro that happened on Sunday, where villagers of Vanikoro allegedly ransacked…

Discussion on aid program for post-RAMSI era

Honiara and Canberra have commenced dialogue on the design of a new development assistance programme to succeed Australia’s development assistance programme to Solomon Islands through the Regional Assistance Mission in the post-RAMSI era. Australian development assistance programme through RAMSI focusses on the strengthening of the police and correctional services, judicial system and governance machinery. An…