Community urged to stop family violence

POLICE chief Matthew Varley is calling on community leaders and elders to work with people in the community to understand the serious consequences of family and domestic violence. He made the call in light of last Friday’s gruesome killing of a mother of five who was allegedly assaulted by her husband at Marau, Guadalcanal. “It…

‘MAN USED STICKS TO KILL WIFE’

Mother bashed, died in front of 5 children GORY details of how a man allegedly killed his wife in front of their five children in the Marau area of east Guadalcanal last Friday were revealed in court on Wednesday. This comes as Joseph Oai, 35, appeared in court, charged with the murder of his wife…

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…

‘Let____s accept rearmament’

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare urges Solomon Islanders to come to terms and accept the fact that some of our police officers will be now armed. Speaking at the ceremony to launch the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) limited rearmament on Monday, Mr Sogavare said rearmament is an issue that “we as a country 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…

Opposition: Rearmament a sign of trust, confidence

The Parliamentary Opposition Office says the much talked- about rearmament of the certain sections of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) as of yesterday is a culmination of trust and confidence in the Force. The Opposition Office in a statement yesterday highlighted the rearmament of the Close Personnel Protection (CPP) and the Police Response…

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.…

RED CROSS MARKED WORLD RED CROSS DAY

SOLOMON Islands Red Cross Society (SIRCS) on Friday commemorated World Red Cross Day in Honiara on the theme “Everywhere for Everyone”. SIRCS communications officer Kennedy Waitara said the theme reflected on how Red Cross can help people. “…where ever you are, whoever you are, we the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society will be there and…