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…

Officers ordered to appeal in court

TWO police officers from the Henderson Police Station have been ordered to appear in court next Friday to show cause in relation to some missing exhibits. This was after the lawyer representing a couple, Patterson and Grace Natei, applied to court to impose this order so that the officers can appear in court and explain…

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…

Police attend workshop on Family Protection Act

A WORKSHOP on new crime prevention strategy in relation to the Family Protection Act has been conducted on Tuesday in Honiara. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said it is a very important workshop that was attended by Honiara city police supervisors and managers, including Provincial Police Commanders and their heads of division. “It also involved community…

Confusion leaves PM to fly economy

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare found himself in the economy class when flying from Port Vila to Brisbane last weekend. This was after he led the government delegation to Vanuatu to successfully bid for the 2023 Pacific Games to be held here. From Vanuatu, Mr Sogavare flew to Brisbane before boarding the flight from there back…

Gov’t yet to decide on sub marine cable

THE GOVERNMENT is still to make a decision on the proposed new submarine cable project that will land in Honiara and connect to Noro in Western province and Auki in Malaita. Ministry of Communication and Aviation permanent secretary, Moses Virivolomo said the project was a bit slow because of its technicality. Mr Virivolomo said this…