Public warned against joining JJ Ark scheme

MEMBERS of the public are warned against investing with a local fraudulent money-making scheme known as JJ ARK Investment. Director of Solomon Islands Financial Intelligence Unit (SIFIU), Jimmy Sendersley issued the warning last Friday. He said JJ Ark Investment is being promoted by a person by the name of John Pegoa who resides at GPPOL2,…

Renbell mining heads to court

MINING Renbel’s multi-million dollar bauxite deposit in West Rennell appears destined to the courts as angry landowners seek a High Court injunction to stop Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) from doing any work on their land. At the same time the authenticity of a letter granting the mining lease to APID is under the microscope.…

Man to be sentenced for rape

The sentence of a young man who confesses to raping a teenage girl in Gizo, Western province in 2012 will be handed down on September 30 in Honiara. John Lilivae, now aged 25, of Western province entered his guilty plea on the day his trial was ready to commence during a High Court circuit recently …

Police arrests robbers

POLICE have arrested, charged and remanded two men in relation to an alleged robbery which occurred outside the Westpac Bank at Point Cruz. Speaking at the weekly Police press conference, Police Commissioner, Frank Prendergast said that after intensive Police investigation, they have identified, located, arrested and charged both men who were accused of stealing $15,000…

Police says crime rate down

THE country has experienced yet another relatively low crime rate over the past weeks. Commissioner of Police, Frank Prendergast revealed this on Thursday. Mr Prendergast who was recently appointed as head of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) said that it was indeed encouraging to see Solomon Islands, which was once stricken by lawlessness…

Zero tolerance policy on family violence

POLICE Commissioner Frank Prendergast on Thursday revealed that the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have a zero tolerance policy on family violence. Mr Prendergast said that officers involved in such would face the harsh and most appropriate penalties enforced by the force, as well as the laws of the land. He added that this…

Road users urged to be careful

DRIVERS and pedestrians have once again been called upon to take precautionary measures and abide by all traffic rules whenever using the roads. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast made these remarks in light of the increasing number of traffic related road accidents that has already occurred the past couple of weeks. “All road users (both drivers…