Author: Robert Iroga

PM urges Temotuans close to Tinakula to be cautious

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is urging the communities living close to Tinakula volcano to exercise caution as the relevant government authorities continue to closely monitor the situation. In a statement tonight, the Prime Minister said: “Whilst the danger of the volcano’s impact on Santa Cruz maybe small or limited, the people of Temotu Province, especially those residing close to the Tinakula area must take the necessary precautions and take heed of advices from the relevant authorities in order to avoid any tragedies.” It is understood that the volcanic activity began around 16th Oct and entered into a minor eruption...

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Police investigate burning of several houses in Aola area, Guadalcanal Province

Two 17-year-old male persons were taken in by police and questioned in connection with the burning of five houses at two separate villages in the Aola area of Guadalcanal Province on Sunday 15 October 2017. One of the suspects has been questioned and released but the other is continuing to assist the police with their investigations. “One 17-year-old male suspect was arrested by Aola Police on Monday 16 October at Gobua Village in connection with the burning of one copra house following disagreement with his uncle over a cocoa plantation,” says Provincial Police Commander, Guadalcanal Province, Nixon Manetoga. PPC...

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Police commends public in Gizo

Police at Gizo in the Western Province have commended members of the public in the township for their behavior during the visit of the cruise boat the ‘Pacific Eden’ last Friday 20 October 2017. “I want to once again commend the public in Gizo for their behavior during the visit of the cruise boat which saw about 1,500 tourists came ashore. The tourists spoke highly of their visit due to the friendliness of the people who they met during their short visit to Gizo,” says Provincial Police Commander, Western Province, Mathias Lenialu. PPC Lenialu says, “This feedback is very...

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Police deal with traffic related offences over the weekend

 Police at the Kukum Traffic Centre in Honiara have formally arrested and charged 10 drivers over the weekend (21-22 October 2017) and will appear before the Honiara Central Magistrates Court following a weekend operation. The drivers will face charges including Careless Driving; Presence of alcohol in person’s blood; Dangerous Loading; Using Unlicensed motor Vehicle; and Failure to display Motor Vehicle License. These offences were alleged to have been committed along Mendana Avenue, Kukum High Way and Kola Ridge Road in Honiara City. Acting Director of Kukum Traffic, Police Inspector Brian Surimalefo warns vehicle drivers, “if you thinking of driving...

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Police continues search for two men who escaped from custody

Police are continuing their search for two men who escaped from lawful custody at the Honiara Magistrates Court on Wednesday 18 October 2017. The two men were charged with armed robbery offences and had appeared in Court on Wednesday where they remanded in custody. It is alleged that the two men were involved in an armed home invasion at Panatina Ridge on Friday 13 October 2017. They then escaped from police as they were about to be transported to the Rove Correctional facility. Over the weekend, police conducted extensive search operations and spoke to many members of the community....

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