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…

Beware of cab drivers

Parents, students told to be mindful of cabs they follow POLICE have raised concern over the increasing reports of students being harassed and molested by cab (taxi drivers) the past couple of weeks. Police Commissioner, Frank Prendergas revealed that the continuous disturbing reports of such has sparked great concern to the RSIPF’s Sexual Assault Division…

Standby plan in place for returning students

A contingency plan has already been set in place to bring home government sponsored students studying in Vanuatu, Fiji and Samoa who are likely to be affected during the end of year holidays. Over the past months government sponsored students studying in Vanuatu, Fiji and Samoa have raised their concerns over the aviation impasse between…

Province acknowledges donations

MALAITA provincial government has thanked the Australian High Commission office in collaboration with Rotary club in Honiara for the timely donations received in Auki, Malaita on Wednesday. The donations will assist in the area of education, health and humanitarians. Speaking during the handing over at Auki wharf, Hon. Martin Fini in the absence of premier…

Aligegeo to conduct fundraising drive

ALIGEGEO provincial secondary school (APSS) will be hosting its first ever fundraising drive in aid of its new chapel, next month. School principal Robert Lafisi said that this fundraising drive will focus on ex-students to support the school. He said that the main aim of this fundraising is to raise money to build a chapel…

PAP worried over plans to dismantle GCU

THE People’s Alliance Party is worried about government plans to dismantle the Government Communications Unit (GCU) in the Prime Minister’s Office. The party’s president, former Governor General Sir Nathaniel Waena, described as wrong the government’s plans to dismantle the unit, which is the government’s mouthpiece. He said it is through the Government Communications Unit that…

Police conducts cyber protection awareness

THE RSIPF (Royal Solomon Islands Police Force) have begun its exercise of 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…