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…

SATSOL TV for Children’s ward

CHILDREN at the Children’s Ward (Paediatric) at the National Referral hospital couldn’t help but smile after new TV screens were installed within the two wings by Satsol staff. Being looked after by the Hapi Isles Health Foundation, and working with Satsol, three flat screen TVs were installed and handed over to the doctors and nurses…

Vendor salutes Betel-nut law

THE new Betel-Nut Ordinance 2016 which will soon be passed by the Honiara City Council (HCC) has received huge applause from members of the public, following its confirmation by the City Clerk, this week. Clerk Charles Kelly told the media this week that the ordinance has been completed and is awaiting its unveilingin a full…

Maelanga: Fake recruiting agents, common problem

PHONY recruitment agents for the Seasonal Workers Program in Australia and New Zealand are one of the common problems encountered by our seasonal workers. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs who is currently also the acting Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade Manasseh Maelanga told parliament on Monday. Mr Maelanga was responding…

Protecting the nation’s leaders

THE Close Personal Protection Unit within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force is one group of people whom the public see always close to our power brokers but know little about them and the challenges they face as Close Protection Officers. It’s because they are a class of their own, some have travelled extensively overseas…