VANUATU POLICE JOIN EAST TIMOR PEACEKEEPING MISSION

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By Lora Lini

PORT VILA, Vanuatu (Vanuatu Daily Post, Dec. 6) - At least ten members of the Vanuatu Police Force have left the country for a peacekeeping mission in East Timor.

The officers left the country last Friday after a farewell by the Commissioner for Police, members of the Southern Command, members of the Vanuatu Military Force and family members at Bauerfield airport.

Daily Post was informed that after transiting in Brisbane and Darwin the officers have arrived at Timor Leste. The ten members will be part of the armed missions. It is understood that the members of the Vanuatu Police Force are currently deployed in Haiti, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and now Timor Leste.

The United Nations Deployment to CIVPOL Peace Keeping Mission in Timor Leste is being led by Contingent Commander Corporal Harry Tari. The other members are Sergeant David Kaloris, Second in Command, Corporal Raynold Ala, Corporal Albert Nalpini, Corporal Peter Conti, Corporal George Kalran, Corporal Julian Daniel, Corporal Micky Ramzai, Police Constable Samson Lini, Private Esrom Loughman and Private Willie Waiwo.

Daily Post understands that the mission at Timor Leste is for 12 months, however, Police Commissioner Patu Liu confirmed earlier that an extension may be granted to officers if requested.

 

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