SI government still to decide on Castle's replacement
The national government is still to decide on the appointment of a new Commissioner for the Royal Solomon Islands Police, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said.
This follows the ban imposed on the Australian holder of the post, Shane Castles from re-entering Solomon Islands.
The government had for sometime held serious reservations and concerns over Mr Castle’s terms of appointment and the way he had been acting off the limits of his official powers.
Mr Sogavare said the post would be advertised unless the cabinet decided to make a ‘direct appointment’ of an individual it knew was capable of doing the job.
“The government has yet to make a final decision on the matter. It’s a matter to be decided by cabinet. The normal procedure to fill a vacant post in the Public Service is to have the post advertised unless the cabinet thinks otherwise and makes direct appointment of individuals that we know are capable of doing the job.”