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Gizo/Kolombangara by-election results tomorrow

The By-Election for Gizo Kolombangara constituency in the Western Province, Solomon Islands, was concluded successfully today according to a Solomon Fresh-Beat stringer based in Gizo, Fredrick Tana. Mr Tana says polling officials were deployed to polling stations after a briefing in Gizo on Tuesday afternoon...

New prospecting company conducts awareness

By Jayjay Mesaac - SFB freelancer The Cranberry Resources Company of Solomon Islands Limited has launched an awareness program for some Tina River landowners as it awaits green light from the Ministry of Mines. The new company recently conducted a consultation and awareness program for the...

Central officers given lessons on media

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Central Province Superintendent Patricia Leta urges her officers to understand the power of the media and utilise it to disseminate information to the communities about the work of the police. Speaking at the opening of a five-day Media Awareness Workshop at...

Man charged for allegedly injuring wife in Makira

A man in his 30’s has been remanded to appear before the Eastern Magistrate Court in Kirakira on 26 April 2018, on one count of grievous harm.  It is alleged the man attacked his wife on 29 March 2018 after a heated argument as...

Police in Choiseul investigate alleged firing of firearm

  Police at Taro in the Choiseul Province are investigating the alleged firing of a firearm at the Luti Logging Camp in South Choiseul on 28 March 2018. “It is alleged that at around 9 am on 28 March three security officers from a local security...

Traffic police records drop in cases

There has been a drastic decrease in the number of careless driving incidents in Honiara according to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Traffic Department at Kukum for the period 23 February – 01 March 2018. Acting Director of RSIPF Traffic Department, Inspector Brian...

Leaders partake in Development Finance Assessment inception workshop

Policymakers in the country this week joined a workshop that looked at the preliminary findings and recommendations from the Solomon Islands’ Development finance assessment (DFA) at a workshop held in Honiara on 8th February. The DFA exercise is intended to support the development of...

PM leaves for MSG, to hand-over chairmanship

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela leaves for Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea today. The purpose of his trip is to attend the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Meeting which will be from the 12th-16th February. Mr Houenipwela will also formally hand over the MSG chairmanship to his PNG...

Police thank families of victim in recent assault incident

Police in the Western Province have commended relatives of a victim in a recent assault incident for not taking the law into their own hands but allowing the matter to go before the court.  On 13 January 2018 Police in Munda arrested and charged a...

Crime against person highest in 2017

The Crime Records Office of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has recorded 5,457 criminal cases throughout the country in 2017.  The record highlights various categories of crimes and in which the highest number of cases recorded was crime against person 1,812; statute offences...


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