11 October 2011.
The Ministry of Police, Fire Services and Prisons has announced today the appointment of Chief Inspector Pelenatita Fe'ao from the Tonga Police Force as the new RAMSI(Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands) Coordinator of Pacific Islands Contingent in the Solomon Islands.
Chief Inspector Fe'ao is the first woman police officer from the Pacific Islands to have been appointed to this position.
Her appointment reflects the credibility and recognition of professionalism of Tonga Police Staff.
This new position, RAMSI Coordinator for Pacific Islands Contingent, will be part of the key coordinating team of the RAMSI, that are responsible for the overall coordination and strategic direction of the Pacific Islands Contingents and its RAMSI activities in the Solomon Islands.
The RAMSI is a partnership between fifteen (15) pacific islands and the Solomon Islands, with more than 400 people involved in the regional programme.
Military, police and civilian from difference Pacific Islands have worked across the many facets of RAMSI since it began in July 2003.
Chief Inspector Fe'ao is due to take up her post at Solomon Islands towards the end of this year.
Chief Inspector Fe'ao will initially be deployed for one (1) year and renewable for another year.
Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2011.