Breathalyzers in action this weekend

Police are now ready to start using Breathalyzers this weekend following going through an extensive campaign of advising people about the implementation program under the new legislation. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said the idea of the breathalyzers is not to catch people and not to raise revenue but is to change behaviour of people drinking…

Auga rejoins DCCG

Member of Parliament for Lau/Baelelea, Augustine Auga has returned his allegiance with the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG). Auga was part of the group that tried to oust Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in a political upheaval including former Deputy Prime Minister, Douglas Ete. Caucus officials confirmed on anonymity Mr Auga attended caucus meeting on…

Panakera heads SINU tourism faculty

The Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has announced the recruitment of Charlie Panakera as its new Director for Tourism and Hospitality. Mr. Panakera who hails from Ranoggah, Western Province is the founder of the Tourism Department at Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, New Zealand. His expertise is drawn from experiences as a Pacific Island…

PM: New facility addresses response capability

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the new police facility that was opened Wednesday is the Government’s latest efforts to address the third aspect of the force, the National Operations Response Capability. The new National Response Department Building of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) was officially launched yesterday in a ceremonial event. This facility…

PPC wants traffic law imposed in Renbel

Newly appointed Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Rennell and Bellona Province Peter Sitai wants the traffic laws to be enforced in the two southern most Islands of the country. He revealed this to the Solomon Star during a short visit to Rennell recently. The PPC said vehicle accidents and unlicensed drivers is one of the…

Public calls for bus cleanliness

BUS operators providing public service transport between Northwest Guadalcanal and Honiara are being urged to keep their buses clean and tidy at all times. Not only that but bus conductors must also neat and tidy. This follows complaints and concerns raised by commuters traveling in mini-vans that are providing transport daily between the two areas.…

New road for Turarana villagers

GOLD Ridge Mining Ltd(GRML) has completed repairing the Turarana feeder road in central Guadalcanal last week. Turarana is a large inland community outside the Gold Ridge mining lease area but the road to the community is within the lease area. Chairman of the Goldridge Community Investment Limited, co-owners of the Gold Ridge Mining Ltd, Walton…

Maepio assures people, province

Western provincial Deputy Premier Wayne Maepio says that there are proper channels that can be and should be taken when there are complaints against the government. In an interview he explained that the provincial government is the overall mother body looking after everyone including the provincial executives and any complaints can be channelled through the…

Samples sent to Australia

SAMPLES from a post-mortem done on a young man who died in police custody Monday this week have been sent to Australia for further testing. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said the doctor who did the post-mortem decided to send the samples to verify certain aspects of the results. David Saemala, 23, of Malaita died on…