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Date: Sun, 18 Jun 1995 20:32:09 -0500
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Solomon Islands government clamps down
18 June 1995
The Prime Minister, Solomon Mamaloni has warned NGOs operating in Solomon
Islands that they will not expect the same leniency from the government.
Mr Mamaloni said that so far the government has been very lenient on the NGOs
operating in the country.
But he warned on this score the government will from now on be closely
monitoring the activities of the NGOs especially foreigners attached to them.
Prime Minister Mamaloni said his cabinet has been informed about a number of
NGOs which have helped to stir up the Pavuvu development project into political
And he added that a number of foreigners associated with them, including
expatriates who have been naturalised citizens are deeply involved in the
He said the foreigners and naturalised citizens have been identified and are
being advised not to interfere in the internal government development matters
of Solomon Islands, adding these people must be refrain from feeding the media
with false information.
Mr Mamaloni said he and police and national security minister are appealing to
indigenous Solomon Islanders to be more careful and not to submit themselves to
unfounded propaganda by NGOs.
He said the same NGOs personnel have helped to distablise Papua New Guinea
during the past ten years and have come to Solomon Islands to do likewise.
The NGOs are now preparing a reply to this worrying statement.