The Honiara City Council has made the decision to extend its notice to the betel nut market vendors around White River and Rove Market areas for an extra seven days.

Acting Commissioner, Walter Kola stated that stalls erected without permission within the Commissioner of Lands and Honiara City Council will be dismantled in an operation currently carried out by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force and the Honiara City Council.

He added that stalls that businesses entertained in these stalls are unlawful, reasons for its automatic removal.

The White River and Rove markets have the remaining weekend to dismantle their stalls.

Mr Kola says they have been approaching market vendors of the operation and have received positive replies. Market vendors understood that they had to vacate the area or face prosecution.

The Acting Police Commissioner also stated that those selling knives, spoons and watches along the street without a license will also face prosecution.

Source: SIBC Online