Artists Association Aims Domestic Market to Revive Business
Sep09

Artists Association Aims Domestic Market to Revive Business

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA THE Artists Association Solomon Islands (AASI) looks to the domestic market as an alternative in keeping them afloat despite the pandemic. Speaking to Tourism Media Solomons AASI Vice President Fred Oge said carvers and artists are the ones that had felt the hard blows thumped by COVID-19 on the local economy. Given the fact that there has been restrictions in international flights and the zero arrivals of...

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Local Artist’s Amazing Artworks on Canvas
Aug31

Local Artist’s Amazing Artworks on Canvas

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA THERE are many ways one could portray a story whether it be verbal, poetry, books, performing arts, traditional/contemporary arts. For John Tahiawa, a self-taught artist from Are’are in the Malaita province, he uses his talent of painting with canvas, brush, and among others to tell stories. He is a member of the Artist Association of Solomon Islands (ASSI). He has always had a passion for drawing pictures...

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From Struggle to Success: Couple Behind DD Holiday Inn
Feb28

From Struggle to Success: Couple Behind DD Holiday Inn

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA THIS year marks another milestone for local entrepreneurs and couple owners of DD Holiday Inn John Deve and his wife Nester. After almost a year in business, and almost four years from the actual time of planning and putting things together, DD Holiday Inn finally launched its official website. Anyone can access it at https://www.ddholidayinn.sb John and Nester are the proud owners of the DD Holiday Inn,...

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Solomon Islands the Jamaica in the Pacific: DJ Lopez
Jan24

Solomon Islands the Jamaica in the Pacific: DJ Lopez

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA INTERNATIONAL Booking and Touring Agent, DJ Victor Lopez dubbed Solomon Islands as Jamaica in the Pacific. Accompanied the Multiple Platinum Award Winner Iyaz into the country for his pacific tours, Lopez, who is not new to the Pacific music scene as he himself being out there producing music for various artists in the Pacific uttered this sentiment in a press conference held upon their arrival at the Pacific...

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IYAZ Keen on Collaborating with DMP
Jan24

IYAZ Keen on Collaborating with DMP

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA THE King of Island Pop Iyaz is keen on collaborating with the country’s very own Island Reggae Boy Band – Doorman’s Project (DMP). Speaking at a press conference with the local media upon arriving in Honiara, Keidran Jones (a.k.a.) Iyaz expressed his excitement to meet with them as he described them as Michael Jackson and the Jackson five but in the island form and said their music is pure. “Their music...

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‘Be the Voice for the Voiceless’
Jan09

‘Be the Voice for the Voiceless’

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA WHEN I was growing up as a kid, I was a very shy person but when it comes to music, it was easy to express myself through a song, Jamaican Reggae Artist Orville Thomas (a.k.a – Da’Ville) said during his recent visit to Honiara. Many in the Solomon Islands would know him through his hit songs in the mid-2000s, the likes of ‘Always on my mind, Can’t get over you’ just to name a few; while for others,...

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