The Governor-General, His Excellency, Sir David Vunagi has declared a curfew for Honiara City from 7pm to 6am daily effective on November 26 until revoked.

The curfew is necessary for the Preservation of Public Security under the Preservation of Public Security Act as a result of the current security situation.

During the period, only authorized officers are allowed to move within the city.
The public is therefore encouraged to observe the curfew. Those breaching the restrictions will be prosecuted.

Many buildings in East Honiara have already been torched to the ground with shops looted. The Prime Minister's residence in Lunga was stoned by youths, but was saved when police intervened.

Residents in Honiara are now experiencing food shortages, with the only shops operational West of Honiara imposing buying limits and shorter opening hours.

On Wednesday, protesters stormed the national Parliament in Honiara and set a police station and buildings in Chinatown on fire. The police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. On Thursday, protesters set buildings ablaze and looted stores. 

Police are slowly taking control of the situation with the arrival of the Australian Police Force last night.