Solomon Island's close neighbour Vanuatu, has played an integral role in RAMSI since it began in 2003. Police from Vanuatu's Police Force are helping to strengthen the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, in areas such as infrastructure and logistics.
Vanuatu's representatives draw on their shared Melanesian culture and similiar languages to develop close relationships with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force.
Maryline George brings her years of experience with the Vanuatu Police Force to her work with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force's Sexual Assault Squad.
Maryline George, a Participating Police Force Adviser, comes from one of Solomon Islands’ closest neighbours, Vanuatu.
Maryline is a long-serving member of the Vanuatu Police Force, and brings her experience to her work with the Sexual Assault Squad, National Criminal Investigations Division, and as a Welfare Officer.
Speaking Bislama, a language very similar to Solomon Islands Pijin, Maryline has helped to aid understanding between Royal Solomon Islands Police Force and Participating Police Force colleagues.
A proud grandmother, visiting sick patients in the Honiara’s National Referral Hospital during Christmas as a member of the RAMSI Participating Police Force Choir has been one of the major highlights for Maryline during her time serving as part of RAMSI.