RSIPF at the forefront

THE Royal Solomon Islands police force (RSIPF) is now taking a leading role in policing in the country, a step described by RAMSI Special Coordinator Justine Braithwaite as a move to become a modern, professional and independent police force. In her message marking the 11 years of the partnership between RAMSI and Solomon Islands government…

‘The time is right to rearm’

THE Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) believes the time is right for Royal Solomon Islands police force (RSIPF) to pursue the limited rearmament of its police. RAMSI Special Coordinator Ms Justine Braithwaite in her message marking the 11 years of the partnership between RAMSI and the Solomon Islands government yesterday said the limited…

RAMSI provides support in preparation for election

APART from their other priority support areas in their current form, the successful RAMSI mission other focus now is on the upcoming national general election. RAMSI is actively engaging the RSIPF in preparation for the election. Speaking during the 11th anniversary of the mission, special coordinator Justine Braithwaite said the election will be a vital…

Matanga urges citizens to act responsibly

THE fight against reducing criminal activities in the city requires everyone’s responsibility. Acting police chief Juanita Matanga said this in response to questions raised about what police will do with the rise in unlawful behaviour of youths on the streets of Honiara. She said all citizens must act responsibly to curb down anti social behaviour…

Integrity questioned

The appointment of the new police commissioner has raised serious questions over Australia’s integrity in its dealings with Pacific island countries and especially Solomon Islands. This came following the appointment of Frank Prendergast an Australian who has been the deputy commissioner of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) blamed for manufacturing the riot on Christmas Island…

Our Ambassador to Indonesia presents credentials

The country’s Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia had presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Indonesia H.E Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Monday at the “Instana Merdeka Palace” in Jakarta. His Excellency (HE) Salana Kalu together with Ambassador’s of Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Peoples Republic of China, and Republic of Korea to the…

The draw down strategy

AFTER restoring peace in the Solomon Islands, followed by support in various sectors and drawing down of the successful mission, the Regional Assistance Mission is now focusing on strengthening the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). Speaking during the commemoration of the mission’s 11th anniversary yesterday, special coordinator Justine Braithwaite said the focus now has…

PENALTY LOOMS…For people who registered more than once

People who have registered more than once are likely to face heavy penalty depending on the investigation by the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC). In the recent voters’ registration, more than 6,000 voters were found to have registered more than once. Speaking to local media in a press conference yesterday, SIEC chief electoral commissioner Polycarp…

Govt urged to clarify fund payout

The Joint Civil Society Groups & Concerned Citizens (JCSG & CC) calls on the government to clarify the latest payment of a total of $2.3 million to six (6) NCRA MPs from the ROC funded National Development Fund (NDF). Information from reliable sources claim that this funding is part of a rollover of surplus MRD…