Coalition forces – Cook Islands
Contributing nation – Cook Islands, RAMSI website
Cook Islands has provided police officers to the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands since July 2003.
RAMSI says meitaki ma’ata – thank you very much – to Cook Islands, RAMSI media release, 6 August, 2008
“RAMSI Deputy Special Coordinator, Dr Jonathan Austin, said Cook Islands had been a strong supporter of RAMSI, providing personnel to the mission since 2003….Rimamotu Manavaikai, the Cook Islands police officer currently serving in the Participating Police Force. Mr Manavaikai brings to the mission 30 years of experience in policing. During that time he has worked in a wide variety of areas including Criminal Investigations and Maritime. This has made him an ideal candidate to work with the Solomon Islands Police Force Maritime area.”
Cook Islands Contributing Understanding, Media release, RAMSI website, August 2006
“RAMSI Special Coordinator James Batley noted that the Cook Islands had been contributing to the mission from its earliest days, releasing to date eight members of its police force of just 117 people to work in Solomon Islands with the Participating Police Force (PPF)….Two police officers are serving in the current Cook Islands PPF contingent. Commander Sergeant Kurere Tuaputa is based in Honiara and Sergeant Johnny George is currently posted to Malu’u in North Malaita.”