4 female officers promoted

FOUR female police officers are among 27 police officers who were being promoted to sergeant and senior sergeants’ ranks recently. Supervising Police Commissioner, Juanita Matanga told journalists at the commissioner’s weekly conference she made the announcement of the promotions on Thursday morning. “This morning, I announced the promotion of Non Commissioned Officers (NCO) or senior…

Police credit union clarified

SUPERVISING Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga says the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) executives have no power over the management of the Police Credit Union. Ms Matanga made this clarification on Thursday at the police commissioner’s weekly conference in relation to complaints raised by some of the Credit Union members last year. “For you information,…

27 police officers promoted

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) on Thursday announced the promotion of 27 of its officers to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant ranks after the opportunities for promotion were advertised within the force last year. The promotions include four female officers, two to senior sergeant rank and two to sergeant rank. Of the male officers,…

Rubbish collection resumes

RUBBISH collection in some suburbs in Honiara resumed on Thursday. This came after contractors hired by Honiara City Council had halted operation for more than three months following non-payment of their contracts. One of the contractors said the Council had paid up a monthly due last October which enabled them to resume operation. However, the…

Impounded bechedemer have not been exported

BECHEDEMER Products from Malaita Outer Island (MOI) are not included in the first export of bechedemer December last year. Fisheries under secretary Ferral Lasi confirmed that the first consignment of BDM export does not include those impounded from MOI. First consignment of some of the bechedemer product was exported to Asian markets December last year…

READ SI making impacts in villages

READ SI had impacted 170 villages last year through providing literacy classes to villagers and training of local teachers. This was done through phase one and phase two of the programme. In phase one, READ SI which stands for “Resources for Education to Advance Development in Solomon Islands” taught 34 villages on how to read…

Tree branch kills man

POLICE in Gizo are investigating the death of a 48-year-old male after he was hit by the branch of a tree at Maravari Village, Vella La Vella, Western Province, on 8 January 2018. It was alleged that the deceased was chopping a tree when it fell down on another nearby tree down during, which a…