Police yet to destroy cocaine

POLICE are continuing to work on the plan for the destruction of the million dollars worth of cocaine that was seized from a yacht in Honiara on September 27. Speaking at his weekly conference last Friday, Police Commissioner Matthew Varley said once they sorted out some technical issues in relation to the burning side of…

9 MORE TO CANADA

Canadian labour mobility steams forward NINE locals from three separate provinces are heading to Canada under an arrangement that has set new records in Canada’s Labour Mobility partnership with Solomon Islands.  Of the nine people travelling, four will be heading to Canada under the Permanent Residence stream whilst five will be admitted into Canada as…

Forestry officers undergo drone training

Staff of the Ministry of Forestry and Research have their morale raised with training on how to operate and fly drone as of yesterday. This is made possible under the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) project under the Sustainable Forest Resources Management (SFRM) Project. Highlighting the importance of the training Permanent Secretary Dr Vaeno Vigulu…

Soaki commissioned as next rep to PIFS

Former Deputy Secretary to Foreign Affairs and External Trade William Soaki was Commissioned as Solomon Islands Permanent Resident to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. The Commissioning ceremony was held yesterday and was witnessed by senior Foreign Affairs officials and Soaki’s family members was administered by the…

RSIPF farewell retired officers

TEN members of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) who retired from the Force have been formally farewelled, Thursday. They were farewelled during a ceremony at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara. The ceremony included a farewell parade and light refreshments for the retired police officers. The parade commander for the farewell ceremony was…

In Court With Assumpta Buchanan

* Murder probe finalised* Gun case adjourned* Warrant of arrest issued for juvenile Murder probe finalised INVESTIGATION into the murder of a man at Tasimboko, Northeast Guadalcanal, in June this year is now completed. Public Prosecutor Bradley Dalipanda said a disclosure of the matter of Fredrick Sonia Tavu, who faces one count of murder, was…

Mayor told to give school ample time

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) says ample time is needed in any move to relocate a school, including Honiara Integrated Primary School (HIPS). Permanent Secretary Dr Franco Rodie stated this following an order by the Honiara City Council Mayor Andrew Mua to relocate HIPS. Speaking to the Solomon Star on Wednesday,…

PARENTS VOW TO FIGHT ON

Council-school stand off By JOHN L. AATAI PARENTS of Honiara Integrate Primary School (HIPS) say the school will not be relocated unless the Honiara City Council provides an alternative site. They were responding to threats by city mayor Andrew Mua to demolish the school within 48 hours if they failed to prove accusations that the…