Explosive ordinance team gifted with Kawasaki Mule

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) should now be capable to clear unexploded ordinance (UXO), thanks to a new Kawasaki mule vehicle gifted by the Australian Defence Force. The vehicle was handed over by Chief of Staff Navy Strategic Command, Peter Laver, to improve the Explosive Ordinance Dive Team’s mobility and capability to support…

20 students enrolled at Kwaibala centre

A TOTAL of 20 students have enrolled by registering their names starting Monday this week at the newly built  Academic Learning Center at kwabala,Auki  Malaita Province. The enrollment began on Monday and was closed on Friday. Speaking to this paper, Director of the Academic center, John Ulasi said the students have enrolled for training in…

Academic seminar set for this weekend

AN INTERACTIVE seminar bringing together all local students and academics studying and working at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Laucala campus in Suva, Fiji is set for this weekend. It was a new initiative by the current Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) executive, led by president, Anthony Maelasi. Its called, FARAILA in a…

Malaita projects set to roll out this month

WORK on major infrastructure projects in Malaita province will begin this month following the recent formalisation of contracts between relevant Government Ministries and Contractors. These projects include the Auki Road Sealing project, Fiu Bridge Emergency works, Busurata-Okwala Road rehabilitation and Emergency Works on the North Road while scoping work for major rehabilitation for North Road,…

Hakatingisa’a: Well done Sasako

Out spoken Rennell landowner Pautangata Hakatingisa’a commends the series of investigative report produced by Alfred Sasako to expose Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) in the media. Speaking to this paper yesterday Hakatingisa’a applauded the reports by stating Renbell people owes him so much in his efforts to put things right under the laws of this…

Businesses urged to take precaution

BUSINESS houses at Ranadi, Kukum, and Central Honiara are urged to take precautions due to the increasing number of break-ins being reported to police. Acting Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga encouraged business owners at those locations to ensure their premises are properly secured to reduce break-ins. Ms Matanga told the media last Thursday police are continuing…

NZ navy ends civic activities

The New Zealand Navy in support of the Honiara City Council (HCC) has ended its civic support duties last week on Thursday. The sailors arrived in the country early this week and have been engaged in a number duties to help renovate few health centres and the Multi-purpose Hall. Apart from this work, a group…

Youth jailed for nine years

THE High Court has sentenced the young man who confessed to the murder of a young diplomat outside of the Central Market in 2012 to nine years imprisonment. Justice Francis Mwanesalua imposed a starting point of 12 years imprisonment for the 20 year-old accused. This was after he considered submissions from both the prosecution and…