LAST FOUR BATTLE

First semi-final today between Turtles and Shields AFTER weeks of fierce rivalry between the ten teams in the 2017 Our Telekom Solomon Cup, the tournament last four battle is set for today as Western Turtle take on the Central Shields in the first semi-final at Lawson Tama. Western Turtles cemented their place in the semi-final…

DOCTORS’ STRIKE PLAN INTACT

THE proposed strike action by members of the Solomon Islands Medical Association (SIMA) is still in force. The strike notice was served last week on 23rd June 2017 by the Association to the Ministry of Public Service’s Permanent Secretary (PS). In statement SIMA president Dr Claude Posala said, this notice is still in force. “It…

ALLEGED CON LOVER SUED

A man accused of obtaining $50,000 under false pretence from his girlfriend has been remanded in custody yesterday. David Mali, 28, faces 12 counts of false pretence. He was remanded in custody on Tuesday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court and will appear again in court on July 25. Prosecution alleged that between 1 June 2016…

FAIL ROAD PROJECT?

Opposition calls for investigation into Parliament road THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has called for immediate investigation into the ‘new road project’ at the National Parliament. In a statement today, the Opposition Group said an investigation must be launched to look into what has been claimed as a ‘crooked tender process’ regarding the failed road project.…

Police seize kwaso at Kotsatsai Village

A JOINT operation between RSIPF Honiara City and Guadalcanal Province confiscated 870 litres of kwaso worth about $43,000 at Kotsatsai Village, North West Guadalcanal last week. A statement from Police Media said during the raid, the joint operation arrested a 47-year-old female for brewing of illegal substance. The female is believed to be a Papua…

New trial date for suspended officer

A new trial date has been fixed to hear the evidences of an alleged bribery case that occurred between a bus driver and his conductor and a police officer next week. Principal Magistrate Ricky Iomea on Monday set down a two day hearing commencing on July 18. The first hearing date was scheduled for last…

RSIPF farewell late colleague

Late Senior Sergeant Moses Reani was farewelled during a funeral service held on Saturday in Honiara. Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) officers in Honiara farewelled their late colleague after he passed away at the National Referral Hospital last Wednesday 5 July following a short illness. Speaking during the funeral service RSIPF Commissioner, Matthew Varley…

Officer faces sexually harassment

A senior police officer accused of sexually harassing a female police officer way back in 2011 will appear in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court again on July 24. This is for the pre-trial conference on his case. The matter was set for a pre-trial conference hearing on Monday. That hearing however did not happen because the…

J-PRISM II committee meeting ends

This first steering committee meeting on the Japanese Technical Cooperation Project for Promotion of Regional Initiative on Solid Waste Management in Pacific Island Countries Phase 2 (J-PRISM II) has successfully ended on Monday at Solomon Kitano, Mendana Hotel. The meeting was attended by members of the project from nine Pacific countries including the Solomon Islands.…