2019-04-24: According to reports from Wednesday (24 April) there were demonstrations in the capital Honiara against the re-election of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. The security forces used tear gas to disperse the protests. Among other places, the Pacific Casino Hotel was damaged and devastated. Many smaller shops remain closed for the time being. The police will patrol the capital more intensively overnight Thursday (24/25 April, local time).
Heightened security measures are to be expected, local traffic disruptions are possible, violent incidents cannot be ruled out. Travellers should avoid demonstrations, exercise increased caution, and follow instructions of security forces.
Radio New Zealand