Breathalyser for the first time introduced in Solomons’

LEGISLATION for the alcohol testing of drivers or operators of vehicles has been gazetted and is now in force. The Police and Transport Legislation (Amendment) (Alcohol Testing) Act 2016 will carry out an operation on starting tomorrow (1st June 2016). The Act provides police with the power to require the driver or person in charge…

Western Province farewells RAMSI

THE people of the Western Province and their provincial government have officially farewelled the last two provincial-based Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) advisers to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). The departure of the Gizo-based RAMSI Participating Police Force (PPF) advisers is a major milestone in the drawdown of the RAMSI as…

Police set to acquire arms

THE Solomon Islands Police Force are in the process of acquiring new weapons under the Staged Limited Rearmament Project. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Police and National Security, Edmund Sikua, said under the exercise only three units within the force are being trained to handle the arms. They are the Police Response Team, the…

Malaita Police force boosted

THE work of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Malaita Province will be enhanced with the official hand over of a Stabicraft by the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) during a ceremony in Auki on 18 December. The new RAMSI Special Coordinator, Quinton Devlin, and the new Commander of the RAMSI…

RAMSI PPF commander departs after two years

THE RAMSI Participating Police Force Commander, Greg Harrigan has expressed great confidence that the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force is well placed to succeed in the absence of the Mission after 2017 as he leaves after two years in the position. Mr Harrigan, of the Australian Federal Police, departs Honiara today 15 December after becoming…

New RAMSI chief meets RSIPF commissioner

THE new RAMSI Special Coordinator, Quinton Devlin (left), met with RSIPF Commissioner, Frank Prendergast at the Rove Police Headquarters on 11 December. During the introductory meeting, Mr Devlin congratulated Mr Prendergast and his Executive for the enormous progress made in recent years towards building a modern and capable police force. Mr Devlin told the RSIPF Commissioner and his Executive that since…

Huge liquor bust

Police arrested shop owner over breach of liquor ban THE Guadalcanal police at Henderson have raided a Chinese bottle shop at the 10-dollar beach following breach of the liquor ban that enforced right across the Guadalcanal plains earlier this week. At exactly around 4: 30pm yesterday, police operational officers raided the shop and confiscated large…