Police launches rapid check

KUKUM Police Traffic Centre will kick off a random operation on all vehicles in the city, in a move to crackdown on all unlicensed vehicles and illegal drivers. This was revealed to Paoa FM news last week by the Kukum Traffic Superintendent Charles Solomon Habatia. Mr Habatia said that the operation is an organized part…

Police discourages U-turn

A SPOKESMAN for the Kukum Traffic Centre, Inspector Brain Surimalefo has discouraged unnecessary U-turn within the main Honiara highways. Mr Surimalefo made the warning following number of traffic accidents which had occurred last week caused as a result of careless and unnecessary U-turn from drivers. ________Drivers should bear in mind that there is no designated…

NO MONEY

SEVENTEEN government funded students studying law at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Emalus Campus in Port Vila, Vanuatu are yet to receive their first semester allowance. A concerned student who is severely affected and who wants to remain anonymous told the Solomon Star on Sunday. He said semester two commenced on Monday 3rd…

Sikua disclosures still to be done

THE prosecution is yet to provide full disclosures on the case of the suspended Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services Edmond Sikua. Sikua, who faces seven counts of official corruption, appeared last Friday at the Honiara Magistrates’ Court and his matter was further adjourned to April 27. Gabriel Suri…

Hou highlights abuse of CW

Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) points out specific examples of abuse of Contingency Warrant (CW) by some government ministries. Speaking on the floor of parliament on Thursday, Hou said there is a rising trend in the abuse of CW. He explained that purpose of the CW is for expenditures that are unforeseen and that…

MARKET CHAOS

Fire razes food bars, no fatalities TWO fast-food bar cubicles at the Central Market were left in tatters after a fire razed through them yesterday afternoon, throwing the busy market area into chaos. But fire fighters quickly put the blaze down from spreading to the nearby cubicles, and that no one was injured or killed.…