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Friday, August 01, 2008

Honiara Told To Get Ready For Royal Visit

HONIARA City Lord Mayor Andrew Mua calls on town residents to clean up the city ahead of the royal visit next month.

The royal couple, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, is due here on August 3 on a three-day visit. They are coming as part of the country’s 30th independence anniversary celebrations.

Mr Mua said it’s important residents and businesses keep the town clean and tidy ahead of the visit. “A major clean up will be required from the public at large in getting Honiara prepared for this visit,” Mr Mua told the Solomon Star Wednesday.

He said city council workers will use Friday, Saturday and Sunday to clean up the city. The mayor appealed to the public to refrain from littering.

The China Town Steering Committee has also advised all business houses and schools in the area to prepare for the visit.The committee has declared Friday, Saturday and Sunday their clean up days.

All business owners are asked to clean up their shops, outside of their buildings, schools and make sure that all rubbish are picked up.

Meanwhile, police are also preparing for the visit, with an operation in place. His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester KG KCVO is a cousin of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.Queen Elizabeth is Solomon Islands’ head of state. She is represented here by Governor General Sir Nathaniel Waena.

Source: Solomon Star

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