Dear Editor – Firstly I want to thank and congratulate the Youth at Work, SPC’s hardworking team, for their tireless work in putting on a successful event for the Youths of Solomon Islands.
The Youth Market has become something to look forward to every month and it has grown over the months.
However, the last day of the Youth Market was filled with drunken people and it ruins the peaceful gathering of the Youths.
I raise my hats to the hard working volunteers of Youth Market as well who have worked very well in keeping the Art Gallery area clean and smoke free.
But, the last day was too much for the young volunteers to handle.
My question is “where were the police?”
I am aware that the Youth at Work staff has tried asking their assistance but they cannot patrol around the Market unless they get paid to do so by the organisers.
This is immature and inappropriate. Is this community policing? This event is for the Youths, and it helps our Youths to be self-sufficient and become law abiding citizens.
I would like to ask the RSIPF presence at this Youth event, at least just for the afternoon and evening part of the program would be very helpful.
It will show the RSIPF support for the youths and help build their morale, knowing that the country is behind them.
The Youths have done their parts to help each other, what does the law enforcement do to help them?