Acting IRD chief under spotlight

POLYCARP PAEA – the Assistant Deputy Commissioner (Acting) of the Inland Revenue Division [IRD] who has been accused of being involved in the illegal harvesting of bechedemer in Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) is on the radar of law enforcement agencies. A private shipping company has called for Mr. Paea’s “suspension, investigation and termination” in a…

20% of NRH staff not vaccinated

About 20 percent of the National Referral Hospital (NRH) staff are yet to get their vaccination. This was revealed by the National Referral Hospital (NRH) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. George Malefoasi during a press conference on Friday. Dr. Malefoasi revealed this when asked by a journalist how many medical staff will be working during…

Senseless stoning

POLICE has recorded a total of five rock-throwing incidents during the first night of the 36 hours lock-down on Sunday 29 August in Honiara. A statement issued by the Police Media Unit said, the five rock-throwing incidents occurred on five different locations in Honiara resulting in the damage of three government vehicles used by the…

Logging landing craft intercepted

POLICE at the Maritime Department who are doing sea patrols during the lockdown have intercepted a landing craft owned by a logging company based in the Western Province. Police Maritime patrols intercepted the landing craft outside of the Solfish area at Lunga at 8:35pm on Sunday night on 29 August 2021, a statement issued by…

Police arrest 20 people last night for breaching lockdown exercise

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) on operation have arrested twenty people during the lockdown exercise last night. COVID-19 Police Operation Commander, Assistant Commissioner (AC) Simpson Pogeava says, “Eighteen suspects were arrested relating to breaching of the lockdown regulations and two suspects arrested relating to kwaso (homebrew) issues.” Commander Pogeava says, “Those…

𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐠𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐯𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟑𝟔 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐤 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) appeals to the public in Honiara to respect government vehicles used by frontlines during the 36-hours lockdown from 6 pm 29 August to 6am 31 August 2021. This follows five rock-throwing incidents that occurred on five different locations in Honiara resulting in the damage of three government vehicles…

SINU DEFENDS ACTION

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has defended its position for not renewing contracts of academic and non-academic staff, saying they were part of the problem previous SINU Management could not shake it off. An estimated 281 staff, including security and cleaners have been left in the dark about their future and are seeking legal…

WHO IS RIGHT?

AG, Premier Suidani locked horns over Sifoni’s sacking   THE Attorney General (AG), John Muria Junior said the termination of the Malaita Deputy Premier Randal Sifoni is illegal, according to the Provincial Government Act. Mr Muria stated this in response to a letter from the Malaita Province Legal Officer, Bradley Dalipanda when seeking legal opinion…