Police chief addresses business forum

Solomon Islands is a relatively peaceful nation after 14 years of the intervention by the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI). But in a presentation to the 9th Australian-Solomon Islands Business Forum in Honiara on Tuesday (25 July 2017), Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, Matthew Varley said: “Social disadvantage, unemployment, lack…

Police to install GPS tracking in vehicles

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will be installing Communications and Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking systems in its vehicles. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley during yesterday’s 9th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum announced that GPS devices will be installed on all the RSIPF- issued vehicles. “This is to ensure that we know the location…

UNDERSEA CABLE IN LIMBO

THE much awaited Undersea Cable project faces a gloomy start following revelation Australian government has attempted to halt the project which is set to start early September due to security reason. Canberra, through its Solomon Islands High Commission is said to be interfering with its own statutory authorities – the Australian Communication Media Authority (ACMA)…

HARD CASH STILL MISSING

No cash retrieval after two key arrests, Auki Police confirms POLICE have yet to recover any cash allegedly snatched from the LGZ Shop at Townground, East Honiara during the murder of the couple over the Easter. It is now two months following the successful apprehension of the double murder key suspects Jimson Goufi and Raymond…

Kurukuru squad named soon

The newly appointed head coach for the Solomon Islands national futsal team, Jerry Sam will reveal the names of the final Kurukuru squad this week. Sam told Star Sports that he will reveal the names of 12 players who will be travelling to Turkmenistan for the Asian Indoor Games. Currently there are 20 players, both…

SISA clarifies misleading report

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) Laucala campus based Solomon Islands Student Association (SISA) in Suva, Fiji had clarified reports that students have been forced to defer studies as a result of the country’s financial state. The SISA Executive in Suva, in a statement on Sunday said, it wishes to clarify the article published…