TSI hails junior cops

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands (TSI) has commended the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force junior officers of Guadalcanal Province who refused the bribe offered by their superintendent. Instead they did the right thing and reported him to authorities. It is alleged that the junior officers were offered bribe money from their superintendent presumably from the Chinese as…

Accused cleared off rape

A MAN has been discharged of rape following a committal hearing conducted on his case in the Honiara Magistrates Court. A long form preliminary inquiry was conducted on Malcolm Akoforau’s case and the court found no evidence of rape. Principal Magistrate Shepherd Lapo said he agreed with the prosecution that the purpose of the preliminary…

Police will not tolerate corruption, says chief

POLICE Commissioner Frank Prendergast said the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will not tolerate corrupt activity. He was referring to the suspension of the acting Provincial Commander of Guadalcanal Province Superintendent Clement Marigeni over alleged receiving of bribe. Mr Prendergast confirmed Marigeni’s suspension and he’s being charged with a corruption related matter. He however,…

Swire Shipping opens door to local seafarers

A LOCAL seafarer sets history this week when he became the first Solomon Islander to be recruited by international liner operator, Swire Shipping. Fred Langley was recruited under Swire’s seafarer recruitment programme. In his first deployment, Mr Langley,39, from Guadalcanal Province, joined Swire Shipping’s multipurpose vessel, MV Chengtu, as 4thEngineer. “I am running out of…

Police to stage operations

POLICE will be conducting some operations in Honiara targeting hotspots area for anti-social behaviour this weekend. Police Commander Frank Prendergast said they will be conducting the operation in the township area particularly in east Honiara, central Honiara and west Honiara at white river. “We are asking public to assist police iduring that time and report…

60 complete music class

SIXTY young people will be graduating from the music class at the Bishop’s Dale, West, Honiara this weekend. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said this music class is part of their crime prevention activity that they have been engaging with young people particularly around the Bishop’s Dale area through a school of music that the police…