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Recruitment: PNG Security Firm Wants Fijian Security Officers

Security company Paladin Solutions (PS) is adamant that it only wants Fijian security officers to be employed at the Manus Island refugee camp in Papua New Guinea. Fiji recruiting agent,
03 Nov 2017 13:22
Recruitment: PNG Security Firm Wants Fijian  Security Officers
Paladin Solutions Fiji recruitment agent Sireli Tamanitoakula. Photo: Roneel Karthik

Security company Paladin Solutions (PS) is adamant that it only wants Fijian security officers to be employed at the Manus Island refugee camp in Papua New Guinea.

Fiji recruiting agent, Isireli Tamanitoakula has received clear instructions from the PS headquarters that it only wants Fijian security officers.

Mr Tamanitoakula said those from the Paladin Solutions headquarters in Australia were familiar with the work of Fijian peacekeepers.

Five Fijians security officers were sent to PNG in 2015 to visit villages and distribute food.

Mr Tamanitoakula said Paladin Solutions content with the performance of those five Fijians on Manus then promoted them to Operation Managers.

He said the 42 preparing to leave include a number of former soldiers, policemen and Corrections officers.  They will assist in training the rest of the group.

Mr Tamanitoakula has been the local agent for the PNG-based security company since 2014.

Those bound for Manus island will sign a one year contract.

Mr Tamanitokula said their expected salary would be $57,381 or $4,481 per month.

 

 

“Their salaries are deposited into their bank accounts in Fiji.

In one month he said they would work for 18 days and take then take 12 days off,” he said.

“After three months they’ll take one month off and can come to Fiji to visit their families if they wish.”

Mr Tamanitoakula is from Navukailagi, Gau Lomaiviti.

He is compensated only when people are recruited.

“For this recruitment, when the security officers leave, then I’ll get my pay.”

Mr Tamanitoakula was a former RFMF personnel.

Meanwhile, a statement from the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations said Papua New Guinea media had incorrectly reported that 42 Fijian security officers have been restricted and detained in PNG.

“In reality, the 42 security officers have not left Fiji.

“The Ministry is involved in the travel arrangements of the 42 security officers, who are bound for n PNG. The Ministry is working with relevant authorities to ensure that all documentations and procedures are taken care of,” the statement said.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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