Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Operation "Big Man" for PM's Election Day

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force will be mounting a highly visible policing presence within the National Parliament precinct and in and around Honiara city on 25th August 2010 during the course of the Prime Minister's Election.

According to RSIPF Deputy Commissioner, Edmund Sikua, the operation code named Operation Big Man will be led by the RSIPF supported by the RAMSI's Participating Police Force and the Military component (CTF).

Mr. Sikua stated that the focus of the whole operation is preparedness and prevention rather than reaction to situations and is also aimed at avoiding situation such that happen in 2006.

According to Mr. Sikua the operation will involve traffic checks at certain identified locations in Honiara and the Fire Department will be on alert as well. He further stated that access into Parliament will be restricted.

Meanwhile, Hon. Steve Abana, Member of Parliament for Fataleka and Hon. Danny Philip, Member of Parliament for South New Georgia/Rendova and Tetepari will vie it out for the top job.

The Election of the Prime Minister will take place at Parliament House and will be presided over by the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui.

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