29 Aug 2018

Solomons' minister reminds drone operators to get permits

1:27 pm on 29 August 2018

The Solomon Islands government says people wanting to operate drones must first apply for permits and certification.

The communication and aviation minister, Peter Shanel Agovaka, was responding to questions in parliament about the misuse of drones.

Aeronavics Drone with navigation lights

Photo: Supplied / Aeronavics

The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation says policing of them requires technical skill but it is important for the general public to report drone sightings to police.

Mr Agovaka says drone are useful for surveyors and town planners, but the operators need permits.

The MP for Aoke Langa Langa, Mathew Wale, says there have been three cases when drones have been used to spy on women.

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