Author: Robert Iroga

New Mataniko Bridge to complete in mid-November

Kitano WKK in partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) has announced that the new Mataniko Bridge will be completed by mid of November and open for public. In a statement to the media, MID says that the renovation work of the existing new Mataniko Bridge and the construction of old Mataniko Bridge (Old Chinatown) will start at the same time. According to MID, the Old Mataniko approach road shall be shut down (closed) until completion of the new bridge. The construction of the new bridge next to the existing new Mataniko Bridge is part of the Kukum...

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PM says ACB now printed, heading back to Parl this week

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has confirmed that the Anti-Corruption Bill is now being printed and would be brought back to Parliament for the Bills and Legislation Committee to look at it this week. Speaking on a Special Adjournment Motion in Parliament this morning, Sogavare confirmed that the ACB had been approved by Caucus and Cabinet and was ready to be returned to Parliament. However, when he pressed by the Leader of Opposition, Jeremiah Manele to further comment on that, Sogavare said: “The Anti Corruption Bill has already gone through Cabinet – just a matter of printing it – before...

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MASI launches Social Media Policy

The Media Association of Solomon Islands over the weekend launched its Social Media Policy which will is a guideline to its members on how they’ll manage their pages. This will be a breakthrough and historically the first of its kind in the pacific region, according to the Media Association of Solomon Islands vice-president Douglas Marau. “I believe it is time that we take responsibility and put in place some guidelines especially on social media before it gets out of hand. Posting of indecent photos, pictures of underage children drinking or smoking, defamatory or offensive comments and online plagiarism to...

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RSIPF meets with heads of security companies in Honiara

 The Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), Gabriel Manelusi has met with heads of security companies in Honiara today (21/10/2017) at Rove Police Head Quarters. The meeting was to discuss how these private security companies will be able to assist to prevent crime in the national capital of Honiara as part of the Crime Prevention Strategy that also roll out across provinces Solomon Islands,” says Deputy Commissioner, Operations, Gabriel Manelusi. Deputy Commissioner Manelusi adds: “I am pleased with the attendance made by heads of security companies today in which they were pleased to assist the...

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Police appeals for public information about two dangerous escapees

Police are appealing for information from the public about two men who escaped from lawful custody at the Honiara Central Magistrates on Wednesday 18 October 2017. The two men charged with armed robbery offences and had appeared in court on Wednesday where they remanded in custody. Commissioner of Police Matthew Varley today ordered the photographs of the two men be issued to the public as police search for the duo continues. They then escaped from policy as they were about to be transported to Rove Correctional facility. It is alleged that the two men were involved in an armed...

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