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Guns for the Palace Guard in Honiara: We Should Worry
Austral Policy Forum, Nautilus Institute, Opinion
8 February 2007
Police Minister Isaac Inoke announced his intention to re-form and re-arm not only the Protection and Guarding Unit, but also the Rapid Response and Police Field Force units. The new paramilitary Police Field Force sounded just like the old version, whose members were involved in ethnic violence and a government coup…
Canberra's success in "persuading" Taiwan to remove weapons from its police training curriculum, and Taipei's swift promise not to provide guns to the Solomons, was greeted with protest only by Mr Sogavare and his close faithful.
*RAMSI = Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands