Friday, 11 November 2011 9:22 AM

Security Measures Tighten in Honiara

The Solomon Islands Police has stepped up its security in Honiara and at parliament house as it take precautionary measures for todays Motion of No Confidence.

As part of its measure, alcohol ban has been made effective for all alcohol retailers.

Acting Police Commissioner Walter Kola says the ban is strictly on all retail outlets of alcohol and does not apply to licensed premises such as hotels.

The Hon. Minister for Home Affairs, Manasseh Maelanga had gazetted the liqour and alcohol ban for three days effective today and runs through to Monday the 14th of November.

As part of its security operation for parliament, about four hundred local police officers have been assigned to assist the Participating Police Force while other members of the forces will be on standby.

The Acting Police Commissioner Walter Kola has appealed to the members of the general public to remain calm and to respect the Police as ithey carries out their security Operation.

Participating Police Force Commander Paul Osbourne who was also involved with the planning of the operation says the Participating Police Force has poured all it's available resources into the disposal of the operation.

The PPF Commander assures the general community that safety and security is guaranteed.