18th July 06:25 PM
Solomon Islands students to reconcile with Fijian Community
By Semi Turaga and John Follet
Wednesday 13/09/2017
Solomon Islands students Association Vice President Alphonce Botu [Photo: Facebook].

A reconciliation ceremony is being proposed with the Fijian Community in Barret Place in Vatuwaqa following allegations of unruly behaviour by Solomon Islands students living in the area in July this year.

Solomon Islands students Association Vice President Alphonce Botu says a date for the reconciliation ceremony is yet to be decided.

Former Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands Assistant Special Coordinator Mataiasi Lomaloma who lives in Barret Place in Vatuwaqa had raised concerns about the situation.

An investigation outcome report by the Solomon Islands Students Association revealed that Lomaloma witnessed Solomon Island students throwing bottles at a group of Fijian boys on 22nd July this year.

The report states that students were throwing bottles because the Fijian boys attempted to rob two Solomon Island students.

It further states that the incident was settled with the Police.

The report said there was no concrete evidence to prove the involvement of Solomon Islands students as the residence where the incident took place was also shared with Vanuatu students.

It also said that the association will take appropriate action if students continue with this unruly behaviour.

The Association has also stated that majority of Solomon Islands students are doing their utmost best to complete their studies in Fiji and return to serve their country.

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