PNG Assists Solomon Islands Quell Unrest

The deployment follows Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogovare’s urgent plea to closest neighbour PNG to assist contain the civil unrest.


Commissioner Manning said the request was specific to a support to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force to contain the current civil unrest in the city.

Of the 37 contingent, 14 of the personnel were Correctional Service officers, who were trained in Public Order Management during APEC 2018, while the rest are members of the RPNGC.

Police arrest suspects on BSP bank robbery

He said the arrest brings the number of suspects arrested to three.

He told the media investigation remains very active.

The police boss said, they are looking for numbers of other people who they believe are also involved.

“I cannot say too much on that because matter is subject to investigation and also before the court,” he said.

The robbery which stunned Malaitans resulted in three armed masked robbers escaping with more than $200,000.