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Alpers, Philip, Robert Muggah and Conor Twyford. 2004 ‘Trouble in Paradise: The Solomon Islands.’ Small Arms Survey 2004: Rights at Risk, p. 299. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1 July

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The Solomon Islands

On 18 July 2003, mired in an economic and social crisis -- largely of its own making -- which could no longer be ignored, the Solomon Islands parliament voted without dissent to request foreign intervention.

One week later the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) landed in Honiara with the first of 2,250 military, police, and civilian personnel from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Samoa, and other neighbouring nations.

Their first order of business was to quarantine and destroy small arms.

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