Police boosts traffic checks

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Kukum Traffic Centre in Honiara are increasing traffic checks on the capital’s roads as part of the operation for the election of a new Prime Minister, next week. Deputy Director, Kukum Traffic Centre, Inspector Brian Surimalefo says: “Two hundred and one vehicles have been…

Online debates monitored

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is monitoring online forums for any unlawful conduct as we are heading towards the election of a Prime Minister. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley made this warning following some security concerns about some posts on social media inciting protests. “RSIPF monitors social media very closely from the intelligence perspective…

Agovaka ruling today

PRINCIPAL Magistrate Fatima Taeburi might possibly hand down her ruling in the case of re-elected Central Guadalcanal MP Peter Shanel Agovaka today. This will be known in court this morning. Agovaka’s matter was remitted back to the Honiara Magistrates’ Court for judgment after the Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal. Agovaka was charged with one…

DCGA HITS BACK

THE four allied political parties to that forms the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) have denied allegations they were backed up by loggers. In a press conference on Wednesday Our Party leader and top candidate for the Prime Minister’s post Manasseh Sogavare rubbished such allegation and accusation. The accusation that the grand coalition was…

Abana clarifies $1.5m grant

Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Fataleka has denied receiving the $1.5million under the shipping grant. Steve Abana made the clarification following calls by Chief Andrew Balasi alleging he received $1.5m shipping grant in 2017. Mr Abana described Balasi’s call as incorrect and misleading. But in a statement to Solomon on Tuesday, Mr Abana explained…