Police destroy last blue boat

POLICE last Friday destroyed the last remaining blue boat in the Iron Bottom Sound. Deputy Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga said police were given the responsibility to carry out the destruction of the last blue boat by the Ministry of Fisheries. Two other boats were earlier destroyed by locals with the advice of Fisheries.  “This blue…

700 offered scholarships

A TOTAL of 700 students will be sponsored by the government as new intakes (pre-service & in-service) for this year. A reliable source from the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development confirmed to this paper over the weekend. The 700 scholarships are categorized under: ·         High Achievers & Cost sharing categories – 300 ·        …

Police to confirm blue boat destruction

POLICE will soon confirm a date for the destruction of one of the three Vietnamese impounded blue boats. Journalists were told yesterday by the Supervising Police Commissioner, Juanita Matanga, that work is progressing well on the plan for the boat destruction. “We are yet to confirm a date, but it will be very soon,” Ms…

Norwegian ambassador present Credentials

THE Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway to Solomon Islands to Solomon Islands, Her Excellency Unni Klovstad Excellency has presented her credentials to the Governor General His Excellency Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui, GCMG, CSI OBE at the Government House on Thursday morning. In her opening remarks to mark the ceremony Her Excellency…

Boyers clarifies memberships

FORMER politician Peter Boyers had relinquished his memberships in all Solomon Islands National Provident Fund’s (SINPF) investment companies. This included his chairmanship of South Pacific Oil Ltd, Board Director of Soltuna and Sasape International Slipway Ltd, and as a member of the Investment & Credit Committee. Mr Boyers said he is only the chairman of…

Probe into Fielders’ death underway

Police are continuing to appeal to anyone who has information in relation to the death of a man at the Fielders Delite Flour mill in East Honiara. Supervising Police Commissioner, Juanita Matanga on Wednesday told journalists that investigation into this factory death is progressing well. “We appeal to those who have any information to come…

‘YES’ TO NPF NEW BANK

Sogavare consults on proposal By EDDIE OSIFELO MINISTER of Finance and Treasury, Manasseh Sogavare is open to considering the lending bank proposed by Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF). General Manager Mike Wate revealed this after the former finance minister, Snyder Rini, decided not to take on board the proposal when SINPF submitted it to…

Police News Update

* Drifting Vella fishermen rescued by police* Police explain process to request slaying of crocs Drifting Vella fishermen rescued by police  Three fishermen from south west of Vella la Vella Island in the Western province were lucky to be rescued by Gizo police after they ran out of fuel during a fishing trip. This came…

Sikua calls for suspension

THE Leader of Parliamentary Independent group Hon Dr. Derek Sikua is calling on the Public Service Commission to suspend two senior government officials; Commissioner of Forest and Director of Environment, for violating the Forestry act and Environment act respectively. This was in relation to the logging operation happening in Kakabona Village, West Honiara. A statement…