Rehabilitation demand grows: now former constables want money, too

The government’s recent disbursement of $3 million (US$370,000) to former Malaita Eagle Force (MEF) combatants for rehabilitation purposes had seemingly sparked new demands for similar remuneration. More than 800 officers of the defunct Special Police Constable are demanding similar payment to be made to them. Malaitan former officer Jonathan Mae, who served as a constable…

Iromea non-sense, says Dausabea

Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) Presidents Charles Dausabea says Burns Creek community leader John Seti Iromea’s accusations do not worth his reply. Iromea earlier question the silence Dausabea and his group had towards the government’s recent payment of $3 million to ex-militants from Malaita. “What I can say is Iromea’s comments are non-sense and does not…

PM lashes out at Statesmen

‘Their knights do not mean they are better’ Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare lashes out at the statesmen who during the weekend accused him of personalizing and deviating in his response on the $3m payout issue. Sir Allan Kemakeza, Sir Paul Tovua and the Deputy Chair of the Solomon Islands Intervention Taskforce, Joses Tuhanuku in their…

Police hail Makira public

KIRAKIRA police have commended the public of Makira for good behavior during the Christmas and New Year festive season and the elections of the new provincial premier and Speaker. Provincial Police commander Richard Hane said the police greatly appreciated the respect and good behavior of the people during the entire festive season followed by elections…

Traumatic workshop ends

A LOCAL Non-Government Organisation that is still active in conducting traumatic counseling trainings throughout the country has ended another of its ongoing trainings. Solomon Islands Peace Traumatic Counseling Center (SIPTCC) has successfully completed a week-long traumatic counseling training over the weekend. SIPTCC director Ishmael Idu told the Solomon Star yesterday that the programme started Monday…