Breathalysers in use, drivers warned

Ten people have been arrest and will be charged under the new traffic law, after they were caught by breathalysers. The ten were the first to be arrested when the newly introduced police breathalysers were used in a recent police operation. The ten will be facing hefty penalties of $10,000 plus or one to two…

Police boss lauds community support

Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast is happy with the behaviour of communities over the Independence Day event and other events over the week. He said police have received a high level of cooperation from the communities and the support. “We really appreciate the support.” Mr Prendergast at the weekly police conference yesterday at the Rove Police…

RIPEL workers get organised, launches constitution

Russell Islands Plantation Estate Limited (RIPEL) former employees have launched their constitution at DSE conference room, Chinatown on Friday. This came about through the assistance of Solomon Islands Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Advocacy Association (SIIPHRAA). Secretary of SIIPHRAA, Buddy Wickhams No’amasahu said the objectives of the association are: 1.     To sort out the outstanding claims…

High grade bauxite discovery in SI

Iron Mountain Mining Ltd (ASX:IRM) has discovered extensive high grade, low levels of silica bauxite deposits from augur drilling in the Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands. The first phase drilling and pit sampling returned lab results of 41.21% alumina (Al2O3) and 1.7% reactive silica (SiO2). Should the tonnages be there, Iron Mountain has Direct…

Police boss assures safety of arms

A FEW Units within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will be armed once all that is needed to be done is completed. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast at the weekly police conference yesterday said there is a high level committee over-seeing the rearmament issue. He was responding to questions asked on how soon the…

Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference successful

VAKA Pasifiki Education Conference has ended on Wednesday night with a “thankyou” dinner, hosted by Dr Franco Rodie, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, on behalf of the Solomon Islands Government. The Mendana Hotel venue was packed as Solomon Islands and international conference participants mingled and socially engaged. “The final…