Police News Update

* Drifting Vella fishermen rescued by police* Police explain process to request slaying of crocs Drifting Vella fishermen rescued by police  Three fishermen from south west of Vella la Vella Island in the Western province were lucky to be rescued by Gizo police after they ran out of fuel during a fishing trip. This came…

Sikua calls for suspension

THE Leader of Parliamentary Independent group Hon Dr. Derek Sikua is calling on the Public Service Commission to suspend two senior government officials; Commissioner of Forest and Director of Environment, for violating the Forestry act and Environment act respectively. This was in relation to the logging operation happening in Kakabona Village, West Honiara. A statement…

Call for fairness in SOE Boards

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Indigenous Chambers of Commerce Charles Dausabea has called for fairness and transparency in the selection of board members in Government’s entities. Dausabea made this call after seeing that one person is holding number of positions in the different State Owned Enterprises (SOE) boards. He gave an example of Peter…

More buses apprehended

MORE disobedient buses were flagged down by Honiara City Council (HCC) Law Enforcement officers in the past days. The more than 30 buses were said to have been caught using fake destination sign boards and employing the most-discouraged short route. These buses can be seen assembled behind HCC main office which they are expected to…

PM’s NEW HOME

THE official residence of the Prime Minister will be relocated from Vavaya Ridge and built on the hill-top next to the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) office overlooking Lawson Tama stadium. A statement from Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) explained that this new PM residence development was based on Government’s Policy initiated in 2016. “All preparatory…

10 bed arrangement intact

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services has remained tight-lipped over the sexual assault of a 24 year old local patient at St. Vincent Hospital in Sydney Australia. According to Australian police documents tendered in a Sydney court last Friday, it was alleged that former honorary consul in Sydney Sir Trevor Garland allegedly sexually assaulted…

Police News Update

Slight drop in reported traffic cases in Honiara27 plus crocs killed so far by RSIPF Slight drop in reported traffic cases in Honiara The Police National Traffic Department has reported a slight drop in the number of reported traffic cases in Honiara during the first few weeks of January 2018.  This was revealed in a…

In court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Rape accused remanded* Lad detained for misleading officer* Manelusi denies allegation* Prosecution to decide Kouvare break-in case Rape accused remanded   A 23 year-old man has been remanded in custody yesterday for allegedly raping a 16 year-old girl at a village in Marau Sound, East Guadalcanal. John Wisi faces charges of rape and intimidation.…