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.…

Public forum planned for Gizo

CIVIL Society Groups in Gizo, Western Province are planning a public forum this week following disagreements with the provincial premier over his appointment of the provincial secretary. A statement from the Civil Society Group in Gizo said the Public Service had initially appointed Jeffrey Wickham to the post. However, it claimed the premier disagreed and…

Nine get honours and awards

A TOTAL of nine people were the lucky recipients of honours and awards this year. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced this during the commemoration of the 39th Independence Anniversary last Friday at Lawson Tama. The recipients are as follows; Ms. Georgina Ariki: Solomon Islands Medal (Silver) for long and distinguished service to the government and…

North road needs urgent fixing

Road users want the worst affected areas along the North Road in Malaita province to be fixed for fear of safety. According to locals from the Lau and Mbaelelea area, the condition of the road in the area which includes the main North Road and the feeder roads in the constituency has gone from bad…