Schmeling pays tribute

Brazilian dedicated win to the nation MARIST FC Brazilian coach Juliano Schmeling pays tribute to Solomon Islanders following Marist’s 4-2 win over Rewa FC in the OFC Champions League on Sunday. Schmeling echoed in a statement on media moments after the victory, “Thanks Marist FC and Solomon community! This victory is for you and our…

‘Report info to police’

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) police commissioner Mathew Varley is appealing to anyone with information of violence activity to report to the police. Mr Varley was speaking during the weekly police media conference Thursday last week following reports stating that some Members of Parliament are facing threats for allegations of corruption. He said…

MYSTERY DEATH

Autopsy could not find cause of Saemala’s death in custody POST-MORTEM examination and lab tests result from Australia were unable to determine the cause of death of the late David Saemala who died in police custody last year, the brother of the deceased told the coronial inquiry. Solomon Saemala was giving evidence in the coronial…

Burglary increasing at Green Valley

The number of burglary cases is increasing within the Green Valley areaof east Honiara. A chief representing the community revealed this during a one day meeting with the police at Rove police headquarters last week. “In my community, house break-in and stealing has increased this year,” the chief said. He said the community leaders are…

Police probe break-ins

POLICE are continuing investigations into the spate of break-ins experienced around Honiara city recently. Police Commissioner Mathew Varley said a series of these offences occurred over several weeks but investigation is ongoing. “…we are well aware of it,” Mr Varley told the media during the weekly police media conference on Thursday. He said police continue…

Prosecution sorts out charges

PROSECUTION is currently sorting charges against an elderly man accused of abducting a girl between the age of 12 and 13-years-old in Temotu Province. The man in his sixties, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the girl, is facing 12 counts of abduction charges. These charges are in relation to alleged incidents…

Malaita public want answers from police

THE Malaita public are demanding the Malaita Provincial Police Commander to inform them about the outcome of police investigation into the accident involving a police vehicle. Rose Mae, who claimed to be speaking on behalf of those concerned, told Solomon Star that the accident involved the Atori police truck along East Road last year. Ms…

SUSPICIOUS WEALTH

Gov’t pledge to tackle unexplained wealth THE Government will bring to parliament an Unexplained Wealth Bill. And Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said this will go in as a separate bill. He announced this in parliament. “Although the National Anti-Corruption Strategy bill may not address the unexplained wealth issue, a separate bill will be brought into…

CELL BLOCK REVELATION

Remandees fed biscuit, tea REMANDEES placed at the Central Watch House in Honiara are fed biscuit and tea for breakfast and dinner, a coronial inquiry into a custody death was told on Thursday. They receive no lunch, the inquiry into the death of David Saemala, 23, who died while in police custody at the Central…

Police Credit Union faces mismanagement

The Police Credit Union has faced serious financial mismanagement issues. This was uncovered following an audit conducted by the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) based on a request by the Police Commissioner. A statement from the Police Media Unit yesterday said, in late January 2017, responding to complaints from RSIPF members and having serious…