4 Nov 2002

British government says seven people have applied to be Solomon's Police Commissioner

6:44 am on 4 November 2002

The British government has received seven applications for the position of police commissioner in Solomon Islands.

Britain has offered a new Commissioner as its contribution to a police rebuilding project.

Australia and New Zealand are contributing financial and police training assistance as part of the effort to reinforce law and order in the country.

The Prime Minister, Sir Allan Kamikaze told the Solomon Island Broadcasting Corporation that a new Commissioner should be able to take up the post in late December of early January.

The current Commissioner, Morton Siriheti, is due to retire at the end of the year.