3 Aug 2004

Reports of defaced Solomon's monument dismissed

7:23 am on 3 August 2004

The Chairperson of the Honiara Beautification Committee, Keithie Saunders, has dismissed a report that the Solomon Islands Police Memorial Park at Rove has been defaced.

Local radio had reported that the main monument, which was officially unveiled just a weeek ago, is now stained with betel nut spit and obscene graffiti.

However Ms Saunders, who organised the building of the monument, says there is no evidence of graffiti on the monument.

She says the slight brown staining on the monument appears to be bird droppings, and nothing permanent.