Authorities urged on a resurfaced 7-year-old complaint

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BY JARED KOLI

FORMER South Pacific Oil Limited (SPOL) Aviation Manager and Australian, Stephen Carey has resurfaced a 7-year outstanding complaint filed against the former Solomon Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Captain Ron Sumsum since 2011.

The Solomon Airlines, the Solomon Islands judiciary and the police have faced tough questioning from a disappointed Mr Carey in an email forwarded to the Ombudsman, Director of Police Prosecution, RSIPF Assistant Commissioner Crime, Registrar of the High Court, Solomon Airlines and Australia Foreign Minister.

Carey says his allegations concern perjury, fabrication and falsification of evidence, perversion of justice, criminal conspiracy and defamation, civil and criminal.

“Funny, Solomon Airlines declined to respond to accusations I have made repeatedly to all newspapers, the RSIPF and various statutory authorities in Solomon Islands and Australia.”

Referring to his case against Sumsum, the former SPOL Aviation Manager said the case was filed in 2011 and is still waiting to go to court in 2018.

“Justice delayed is justice denied. I stand ready to provide actual documents to support my claims of criminality on the part of Solomon Airlines former CEO Ron Sumsum and HR Bill Tyson.

“Pity the police refuse to provide comment on criminal complaints filed in 2011,” he stated.

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Island Sun understands that in August 2015 Director of the Public Prosecution (DPP), Ronald Bei Talasasa has responded to a letter by Mr Stephen Carey claiming the DPP fails to act on the criminal complaints.

Mr Talasasa says his office will act on the criminal complaints as soon as reports from the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force’s Criminal Investigation Department is received.

In the letter then, Carey stated Talasasa has made a number of specific promises to him in respect of the criminal complaints.

Carey claims failure by the DPP means he does not want to see the truth exposed.

This paper is seeking clarifications from DPP regarding the matter.

In a civil case number of 290 of 2011, Carey filed a case against Sumsum seeking damages for defamation including compensatory, aggravated, punitive and exemplary damages.

The claim was after Sumsum emailed SPOL General Manager Mr Carson Korowa and copied to Chairman of Solomon Airlines, SPOL Chairman and Director of Civil Aviation ‘false and malicious allegations’ against Carey.

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