The Royal Solomon Islands Force (RSIPF) calls on all citizens of Solomon Islands especially those in Honiara to remain calm and refrain from taking any illegal action following today’s protest that did not turn out to be peaceful.
Please go back to your homes if you do not have any urgent business in the centre of Honiara City. Consider the messages below as responsible citizens of our beloved country Solomon Islands
- Show respect for one another, which has always been a part of our traditional culture.
- Let us work together for a safer Happy Isles.
- It is important you control your emotions.
- Do not become involved in any unlawful protests.
- Keep yourself safe.
- Work together as a united Solomon Islands.
The RSIPF calls on all parents, chiefs, community church, women and youth leaders to talk with their members not to take part in any illegal activities including marches, stone throwing and threatening the lives of our City.
RSIPF will continue to conduct high visibility patrols throughout Honiara day and night to make sure those planning to disturb the peace that continues to dominate our communities have any chance of carrying out their criminal activities.
A lockdown has been approved by Hon. Manasseh Damukana Sogavare, Prime Minister, under regulations 15(1)(a) and (2) and 17(1)(a) and (b) of the Emergency Powers (COVID-19)(No. 3) Regulations 2021 (Legal Notice No. 318 of 2021) within Honiara boundary and to be enforced by RSIPF commencing 7.00 pm on Wednesday 24 November 2021 until 7 am on Friday 26 November 2021 respectively.
SAY NO TO VIOLENCE. VIOLENCE ONLY DESTROYS OUR FAMILIES, OUR COMMUNITIES AND OUR COUNTRY.