The Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) appeals to those planning to celebrate mothers day tonight to do so responsibly.

Acting Commissioner of Police Mostyn Mangau says, “The RSIPF COVID-19 Operation is still on and so there will be a good number police officers out on the streets to ensure that they enforce the law during the mother’s day celebrations."

“If we are planning to celebrate with our mothers during this special day let us think about safety first when we think of going out with our mothers. Even though it’s time for our women to celebrate we have to consider our safety.

"Whatever you do, please do not drink and drive. It is good for us to stay at home to celebrate mother’s rather than moving around which might cause a risk to our own lives," says Acting Commissioner Mangau.

He adds: "I urge our communities to celebrate mother’s day in an appropriate and respectable manner taking into consideration our neighbours and other people in our communities. Let us celebrate the lives of our mothers and the important role they play in our families, our communities, our nation and the rest of the world."

The modern holiday and celebration of Mother's Day was said to be first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia.