A liquor ban is in place starting on the 2nd to the 6th of April during the National General Election Week.
Police are strongly appealing to all liquor license holders throughout the country to observe the liquor ban declared .
The Liquor Ban Order had been issued by the Caretaker Minister of Home Affairs, Ishmael Avui under section 82(1) of the Liquor Act (Cap. 144). The Order has already been gazetted.
The Order stated that all licensed premises and all bars in Honiara City and in the Provinces be closed, and no liquor to be sold on such premises, on and from 2 April 2019 to 6 April 2019.
The same Order further directs that all licensed premises and bars in Honiara City be closed and no liquor sold on such premises on the day before the day of election and on the day of the election of the Prime Minister.
Commissioner of Police, Matthew Varle said the RSIPF acknowledges the liquor ban declared by the Minister of Home Affairs and will do everything within its capability to ensure all liquor license holders adhere to the Order.
Commissioner Varley appealed to all liquor license holders to observe this Order as the police will not tolerate any one who does not follow it.
He said the anti-social behavior caused by the irresponsible consumption of alcohol within our communities has caused so much trouble to the lives of the people in this country. The Liquor Ban declared will help towards ensuring a safe and secure NGE next week,” Commissioner Varley emphasizes.