1 Feb 2014

Police in Solomon Islands prepare for reggae star Shaggy concert

8:35 am on 1 February 2014

The police in the Solomon Islands have launched a major operation ahead of the arrival of reggae star Shaggy on Saturday.

The Acting Police Commissioner, Juanita Matanga, told the Solomon Star that the operation will purposely focus on the monitoring of public movements and activities.

She says the operation will be bigger than the one during the riot tarnished Julian Marley show earlier this month.

Ms Matanga says the police are taking a zero tolerance approach to unlawful activities and alcohol during the occasion.

She says police will be monitoring the areas between the Mendana Hotel entrance all the way up to the Town ground area, and all bus-stops within this area will be closed, along with the junction in front of the Heritage Park Hotel.

Shaggy is arriving on Saturday, and will perform on Sunday at the Heritage Park Hotel.