SICCI applauds police and communities for peaceful festive season

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THE Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) has thanked the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) for taking lead in ensuring a peaceful festive season over the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.

SICCI, on behalf of the Solomon Islands private sector acknowledged RSIPF’s high visibility and commitment to work during the festive season and the support and cooperation of communities.

RSIPF Supervising Commissioner Juanita Matanga last week pronounced this Christmas and New Year’s season being one of the quietest recorded by police with very good public behaviour.

SICCI Chair Jay Bartlett says it is evident that the good behaviour of the public is driven by RSIPF’s high visibility on the roads and communities over the past weeks.

“The business community is thankful for the commitment shown by our local police force. The Chamber maintains a high level of confidence in the RSIPF and will continue to support the role it plays in maintaining a peaceful society for Solomon Islanders,” said Mr Bartlett.

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“This would not have been possible without the support of our community leaders and we would like to acknowledge and thank the cooperation shown by leaders in their respective communities.”

The Chair also extended SICCI’s acknowledgement to all public servants and essential service providers who continued to work throughout the festive season in ensuring that basic utilities and services are functioning, communities are kept safe by police and security firms, the sick are attended by doctors and nurses and the safe passage of travellers.

SICCI CEO Dennis Meone said the Chamber looks forward to another great year with the business community and the continued engagement with the national government and partnering stakeholders.

“Many milestones were achieved in 2017 and this year we look forward to working closely and collaborate with all our stakeholders in building a better Solomon Islands.”

–SICCI PRESS

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