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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Da’Ville’s Manager Overwhelmed with Hospitality
Jan09

Da’Ville’s Manager Overwhelmed with Hospitality

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA THE cordial hospitality offered by the management and staff of Pacific Casino Hotel in Honiara towards the visiting reggae artist Da’Ville and his technical team was described by Da’Ville’s Manager, Garnett Newman as superb. Newman described that they have toured the world and lived in many fancy luxurious hotels but still Pacific Casino Hotel has done something they would never forget, and would forever...

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International Tourism Recognition for Solomon Islands
May19

International Tourism Recognition for Solomon Islands

STRONG recognition for the Solomon Islands on the international tourism stage and huge kudos for Tourism Solomons with CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto invited to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) executive board.   The move follows Mr Tuamoto’s attendance at the ‘PATA Annual Summit 2019’ in Cebu, Philippines, last week where, taking part in a leadership debate, he gave an impassioned presentation on the United Nation...

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