Homelink Security (Fiji)

Country: Fiji
Details of Formation: The company “Homelink Security” existed already before the contract with the government started in February 2008.
Details of Termination: The original contract between the government and the private military company Homelink Security was set to last for three years, so was supposed to end on 31 January 2011. There is no further evidence of this group in Fiji after that date.
Purpose: The task of the group revolved around ports security, with the group guarding two major ports of the country. It was also used to provide security at Fiji Pharmaceutical Services and hired to look after resorts.
Organisation: The PGM was linked to Fiji Port Corporation Limited, and soldiers were in one instance installed by the government-controlled Fiji Development Bank (FDB). Directors of Homelink Security included Colonel Apakuki Kurusiga, Pauliasi Naivalu, Filipe Alifereti and Lieutenant-Colonel Serevi Vananalagi. It is described by one source as a business unit of the Fiji Military Force.
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Reason for Membership: Members were mainly comprised of territorial forces soldiers, former soldiers, military reserves, former senior military officers and people that were previously part of the disbanded Port Security Unit. Members were paid by the Fiji National Provident fund, but it is not clear whether the government also provided direct payment.
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References: Information was taken from news sources listed in the PGMD.