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Îles Salomon

Solomon Islands Police Chief Delays Re-arming in Face of Political Revolt

30 July 2007

Australian Associated Press

The Solomon Islands police chief has put off controversial rearmament plans just days after Guadalcanal MPs threatened to quit the government over the issue. Police Commissioner Jahir Khan said he withdrew his request to government for money to buy guns for Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare's close protection unit and the police patrol boats. But he said the rearming of some police would proceed next year following a major image-rebuilding exercise for the force. His... (GunPolicy.org)

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Îles Salomon

Solomon Islands PM Backs Down on Plan to Arm Palace Guard, Police

25 February 2007

Agence France Presse

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister has backed down from his controversial plan to re-arm the police. In the face of strong opposition, Manasseh Sogavare, says arms training for the police will continue but they will not bring back guns. Instead police from Papua New Guinea will provide armed support. "We are listening to our people," Mr Sogavare said. Mr Sogavare has faced strong protests from churches and trade unions as well as Australia over rearming... (GunPolicy.org)

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Îles Salomon,Australie,Taïwan

Guns for the Palace Guard in Solomon Islands: Australia Has Some Worries

8 February 2007

Austral Policy Forum, Nautilus Institute, Opinion

If ever there was a signal likely to invite suspicion of budding despotism, surely it's the leader of a penurious island nation racing to form a 'Close Personal Protection Unit' of armed guards for his own use. Although Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare may yet provide evidence of a convincing need, his attempt to fly a hand-picked team of 50 for weapon training in Taiwan was seen in Honiara and elsewhere as the sign of a slippery slope. It was only in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Îles Salomon,Australie

Disarmed to Public Acclaim, Solomon Islands Police, Paramilitary to Re-Gun

1 February 2007

ABC News (Australia)

The Solomon Islands Government has confirmed it will be reforming and re-arming all the police units disbanded by the Regional Assistance Mission for the Solomon Islands (RAMSI). Last year, Solomons Prime Minister, Manessah Sogavare, dismissed the protective detail provided by RAMSI, ordering his bodyguards be provided by the Royal Solomons Police Force and that they be re-armed. The Solomons Police Minister, Isaac Inoke, now says it will reforming and re-arming not... (GunPolicy.org)

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Îles Salomon

Solomon Islanders Voice Concern About Giving Guns to Local Police

26 January 2007

Radio New Zealand International (Pacific shortwave)

There is concern being voiced in Solomon Islands about the Prime Minister's plan to re-arm local police. The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) and it's Participating Police Force (PPF) have spoken out against the Prime Minister's plans to rearm local police. This comes as a controversial plan by Manasseh Sogovare to allow firearms training in Taipei for his personal police bodyguards has been quashed by the Taiwanese government. Our correspondent... (GunPolicy.org)

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Taïwan,Australie,Îles Salomon

Taiwan Rejects Australian Protests Over Solomon Islands Gun Training

26 January 2007

Taipei Times

Taiwan's assistance in training the Solomon Islands police force is based on mutual cooperation agreements reached during the first Taiwan-Pacific Allies Summit held last September, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday. The ministry made the remarks in response to a story in the Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday which said that 12 Solomon Islands police officers had been sent to Taiwan for special training. The article said that Solomon Islands Prime... (GunPolicy.org)

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Îles Salomon,Australie

Solomon Islands PM's Plan to Issue Guns to Personal Police 'Unwelcome'

24 January 2007

Sydney Morning Herald / AAP

Port Moresby — The Solomon Islands Opposition says a push by the prime minister to re-arm the nation's police force is premature and unwelcome. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare wants to re-arm police, starting with his personal body guards. The plan has drawn staunch resistance from the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI), deployed to the country to restore law and order following years of ethnic tension. Opposition Leader Fred... (GunPolicy.org)

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Îles Salomon,Australie

Solomons PM Stands Firm on Guns for Personal Police Guards

23 January 2007

ABC News (Australia)

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has given a strong signal that he wants the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission (RAMSI) to leave his country. Mr Sogavare has accused Australia of blocking firearms training for the island's police officers. He says bullying will not change his mind, and he is determined the police who guard government ministers and VIPs will be armed. He also says RAMSI has failed to provide proper training in the last three... (GunPolicy.org)

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Îles Salomon,Australie

Paramilitary Police Again to Carry Guns: Solomon Islands Defies Australia

23 January 2007

Sydney Morning Herald

The Solomon Islands' Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, has delivered a stinging attack on the Australian Government over its trenchant opposition to his plans to form an armed police "close personal protection unit". "If the Australian Government and their sympathisers both here and abroad think that Solomon Islands Government will bow to their continuing bullying tactics, they better think again because nothing will deter us from implementing this sovereign... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australie,Îles Salomon

RAMSI Warns Against Allowing Guns for Solomon Islands VIP Squad

22 January 2007

ABC News (Australia)

The head of the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has told the Pacific nation's Government he is opposed to the country's police force being rearmed in the near future. RAMSI special coordinator Tim George has told Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare it could not support the country's police force being rearmed at this time. Mr George says RAMSI cannot see a workable plan for training, buying, maintaining and securing weapons.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Îles Salomon,Australie

Australia 'Interfering,' Opposing Guns for Solomon Islands VIP Guards

22 January 2007

ABC News (Australia) / AFP

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has accused Australia of interfering in his attempt to re-arm the country's police. Mr Sogavare wants to arm the members of a unit assigned to guard him. But a training scheme for them in Taiwan has had the firearm training component removed. Taiwan says the decision was made after it was told of concerns from the Australian-led regional aid mission, RAMSI, about local police being armed. Mr Sogavare says he has... (GunPolicy.org)

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Îles Salomon,Australie

Solomons PM Firm on Guns for VIP Police, Accuses Australia of Bullying

22 January 2007

Sydney Morning Herald / AAP

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has accused Australia of bullying tactics over its opposition to his plan to re-arm Solomons police. The Australian head of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has told Sogavare the mission opposes his government's push to return weapons to the force. RAMSI Special Coordinator Tim George said there was no evidence Solomon Islanders wanted guns back in their communities following years of ethnic... (GunPolicy.org)

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Îles Salomon,Australie

Australia Opposes Guns for Solomon Islands Police VIP Squad

20 January 2007

ABC Radio Australia (Shortwave)

The Special Coordinator of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands Tim George, has told the Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare that RAMSI will not support his government's plans to re-arm the Solomon Islands Police Force. Mr George says RAMSI feels there is not a satisfactory plan for training, purchasing, maintenance and security of weapons, and no community support for re-arming amongst Solomon... (GunPolicy.org)

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Îles Salomon,Australie,Taïwan

Taiwan Gun Training for Solomons PM's Personal Bodyguards Quashed

19 January 2007

Radio New Zealand International (Pacific shortwave)

A controversial plan by the Solomon Islands prime minister to allow firearms training in Taipei for his personal police bodyguards, has been quashed by the Taiwanese government. Manasseh Sogavare's government wants to rearm its police force, a move opposed by the Australian-led region assistance mission in the country. The plan has also been condemned by civil groups fearful of a return to violence and ethnic unrest in the Solomons. Mr Sogavare has brushed aside an... (GunPolicy.org)

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Îles Salomon,Australie

Australia Warns Solomons PM Over Equipping Special Police With Guns

19 January 2007

Sydney Morning Herald / AAP

Plans by the Solomon Islands government to rearm its police force are not supported by the Australian-led regional assistance mission in the island nation, the mission's head has told the country's prime minister. Tim George, the Special Coordinator of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands, met Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to express RAMSI's concerns about the proposed rearming. Following the meeting, George said RAMSI was unaware of any evidence that... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Sydney Morning Herald / AAP

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Îles Salomon,Taïwan

Solomons Police Officers in Taiwan for Personal Protection, Gun Training

18 January 2007

Radio New Zealand International (Pacific shortwave)

The Solomon Islands Police Force has sent twelve officers to Taiwan to undergo training in close personal protection. The officers departed for Taiwan on Monday and will undertake a two week training program fully funded by the Taiwanese Government. Police personnel selected for future duty with the Close Personal Protection Unit will receive training in security movements for VIP's, specialist driving skills, firearms, and self defence. It is planned to send up to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Îles Salomon,Australie,Taïwan

Taiwan Pulls Solomons Police Gun Training in Wake of Australian Protest

18 January 2007

Sydney Morning Herald / AAP

A controversial plan by the Solomon Islands prime minister to have his personal police bodyguards given firearms training in Taipei has been quashed by the Taiwanese government. Manasseh Sogavare's government wants to rearm its police force, a move opposed by the Australian-led region assistance mission in the island nation. The rearming plan has also been condemned by civil groups fearful of a return to violence and ethnic unrest in the troubled nation. Sogavare has... (GunPolicy.org)

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Îles Salomon

Govt Will Reimburse Owners for Guns Seized Under RAMSI

10 November 2005

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

HONIARA — Solomon Islands says it will compensate owners of licensed firearms destroyed by the Regional Assistance Mission in Solomon Islands (RAMSI) in 2003. Minister for National Reconciliation and Peace James Tora told Parliament that Cabinet had agreed to pay owners of the weapons. His department was working closely with the department of police and national security on the costs and identification of weapons... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée,Îles Salomon

Fear of Guns Has Tangible Impact in Pacific: Study

29 July 2005

Radio New Zealand International (Pacific shortwave)

A newly published study on villagers in Papua New Guinea, Bougainville, and Solomon Islands, suggests insecurity after armed violence affects livelihoods, income generation and safety. The findings of the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey were based on interviews, mapping and impact assessments in villages. In the Mendi district of PNG's Southern Highlands, the researchers found there was a near universal fear that tribal fighting would erupt again because of uneven... (GunPolicy.org)

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Îles Salomon,Australie

Troops Sent in as Peacekeeper Slain

22 December 2004

Sydney Morning Herald

Australia is rushing 100 extra troops to the Solomon Islands in defiant reaction to the sniper murder of Adam Dunning, the nation's first peacekeeper to be killed by hostile fire. The murder highlights the perils of the new interventionist role in the Pacific islands, but the Prime Minister, John Howard, vowed the mission to the Solomons would go on "undeterred, unrestrained, unaffected by what's happened". "We won't be cowed by this," the Foreign Minister, Alexander... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Sydney Morning Herald

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