Demonstrations and civil unrest in the Solomon I

first_imgDemonstrations and ‘civil unrest’ in the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara on Wednesday 24 April have not affected hotel and resort guests, reports Tourism Solomons, and normal services have resumed. CEO Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto said the main demonstrations took place well away from the city’s main tourism corridors.“Basically, it’s very much business as usual and it appears that everything has gone back to normal in and around Honiara.”Mr Tuamoto echoed comments made by the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) praising the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) for its work in managing the civil unrest.“The approach taken by the RSIPF yesterday was for physical presence rather than aggression,” the SICCI statement read.“Their work yesterday was one of utmost professionalism and endurance.“Solomon Airlines advised the civil unrest did cause some delays for its domestic services with some passengers being held up while trying to reach Henderson Airfield.An airline spokesperson advised the cancellation of its Friday Brisbane – Honiara service is in fact due to an unscheduled maintenance check and has nothing to do with the civil unrest.Further information will be advised as it comes to hand.Queries may be directed to Tourism Solomons, telephone + 677 22442. Solomon AirlinesSolomon IslandsTourism Solomonslast_img read more