A LIQUOR ban is currently in force as part of security measures ahead of today’s no-confidence vote.
Police imposed the ban on Thursday midnight and will continue until midnight tonight.
“The RSIPF is already enforcing a liquor ban as of midnight 29th October 2015,” police said in a statement.
“Police will ensure that the Liquor Ban is adhered to so it is important for business and social entertainment facilities to be aware that under the ban:
- No liquor shall be sold from any licensed retail premises including Night Clubs or Bottle Shops within Honiara effective from today (the 29th of October 2015). The Liquor Ban shall continue to be in force until the midnight of Friday, the 30th of October 2015.
- The Liquor Ban does NOT apply to the sale or supply by a hotel to its genuine guests accommodated at the hotel or at restaurant.
“Police have already visited and informed various liquor outlets and will continue to monitor liquor outlets within Honiara and parts of Guadalcanal covered under the liquor ban for the entire duration of the operation.
“General policing patrols will continue and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated. Patrol officers will be on the lookout for individuals or groups who may intend to engage in illegal or unlawful activities.
“The police did not anticipate any major incident but are nonetheless on alert.
“Police are also calling on members of the public for their cooperation and support.
“Members of the public who may wish to report any incident or provide information to the police can call in at any nearest police station or phone in through the police communication centre on 23666 or 999 on emergency matters.”