Police conduct cyber protection awareness

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force have begun providing cyber protection awareness programs in schools and communities around the country. A total of 15 RSIPF Cyber Protection trainers have already been deployed to schools and communities throughout the country. Police Commissioner, Frank Prendergast revealed that this was part of the Cyber Safety Pacifika initiative, signed…

Police arson probe still continues

INVESTIGATIONS into the recent disturbances that occurred at Karaina Settlement, west Honiara that resulted in four houses being burnt down, are still continuing. Police prosecutor Iete Tebakota told court of the investigation’s status last Friday when the matter was brought before the Magistrate’s Court. David Dawea Lakwolly, Erick Domo, David Danny Rabei, and Gilbert Atisa…

SIEC clarifies eligibility criteria

THE Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) says under the National Parliament Electoral Provisions Act, a person does not have to be a registered voter in order to be nominated as a candidate in a national election. “Provided he is at least 21 years old, a Solomon Islands citizen and does not meet any of the…

Expedition team encourage SINU environment students

ENVIRONMENTAL students at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have been encouraged to work hard and be vigilant in their studies. An expedition team that recently explored Solomon Islands’ only in-land lake, Lee’s Lake, spoke to students on the importance of environment and scientific work in the country. Expedition team leader, Edgar Pollard encouraged SINU…

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 …