Police arrest ‘gun owner’

POLICE on Wednesday arrested the alleged owner of the firearm that was located in a vehicle early this month in Honiara. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley in his weekly conference yesterday said they made the third arrest from follow up and inquiries from the two men who were initially arrested. The two men have been arrested…

Old ammunition seized at airport

A NUMBER of used ammunition from the second world war was confiscated at the international airport yesterday from an outbound passenger. These included hand held grenade and cartridge shells. This was reported to this paper by a source. Airport Police when contacted by the Solomon Star yesterday to confirm the incident said, the person who…

HEARING SETS FOR POACHERS

CAPTAINS of the three blue boats that illegally entered our waters and stole our marine resources will appear this Friday in the High Court. This was after their matter was transferred from the Honiara Magistrates’ Court last week to be dealt with in the High Court. The High Court will deal with their case and…

Armed to serve

WE are here to protect and look after the nation. These were the words of Senior Sergeant Moses Ofu and Constable Kevin Daokalia – two of the 125 police officers from the Close Personal Protection Unit and Police Response Team who are now armed after Monday’s launching of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force limited…

Veke hails Canada-GP ties

GUADALCANAL Premier Anthony Veke says that Canada has praised the people to people engagement of Labour mobility between his province and Canadian Businesses who hire GP-CITREC graduates as seasonal workers. Premier Veke, who met with Canada’s newly, appointed High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Paul Maddison in Honiara, said the people of Guadalcanal…

Three lanes ease traffic

KUKUM Police Traffic Centre says the introduction of the three lanes at the Mataniko Bridge has eased the traffic congestion during peak hours. The centre’s police inspector Brian Surimalefo said since introducing the three lanes traffic has improved. “Traffic has flowed according to the proposed measures and traffic management during peak hours,” Mr Surimalefo said.…