Tourism Described the Most Tangible Development
Jan13

Tourism Described the Most Tangible Development

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA A local tourism operator has acknowledged tourism as the most lucrative development in the country that touches people’s lives tangibly. Laurie Leketo who runs the Kagata Homestay and surfing in Isabel province uttered this to Tourism Media Solomon in an interview recently. Unlike other developments, Mr. Leketo said the tourism industry in the country really has a huge positive impact on the country, which...

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Tourism Operator Call to Upgrade Suavanao Airport
Jan13

Tourism Operator Call to Upgrade Suavanao Airport

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA THE current state of Suavanao airport is a setback for tourism attraction and development in Isabel province. Transportation has been an essential part of the tourism industry; it links tourists to various tourist attractions. Whether it be air, road, and water, there is a general agreement that tourism expands more when there are better transportation systems. Local tourism operator, Laurie Leketo who...

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Surfing in Paradise with Kagata Surfing 
Dec24

Surfing in Paradise with Kagata Surfing 

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA LOOKING for a surf spot this surfing season? Why not visit Kagata Surfing Camp in Santa Isabel with the uncrowded wave and is the off the beaten track adventure that you will be looking for and do not ever want to miss. Kagata Surfing camp is a local surfing network that connects you to different Solomon Islands village stays where you will experience the real and typical culture of living, interacting, and...

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Leketo’s Account behind Kagata’s Strive for Success
Dec24

Leketo’s Account behind Kagata’s Strive for Success

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA UNLIKE Fiji or French Polynesia, this remote corner of Melanesia sees very few tourists, and as a result, allows travelers to experience real Pacific Island culture and history without the presence of mass tourism. On the lagoon edge lies two bungalows each with a kitchen and private facilities. Restaurants nearby serve meals on request. These bungalows can cater for seven guests. This is Kagata Village stay,...

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Two Female Join Panpipe Group
Aug01

Two Female Join Panpipe Group

BY ESTHER NURIA THE Momotu Panpipe cultural group from the Isabel province had recently included two female dancers in the group.   At the 2nd Mini Panpipe Festival held in Honiara last month, the Momotu panpipe group from Isabel province ignited a wild roar of celebration from the crowd, as their 2 female members performed panpipe blowing and dancing.   A rare seen indeed, these two women surprised the crowd, since the art has never...

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Young Leaders Head for Shipboard Program
Oct17

Young Leaders Head for Shipboard Program

The latest group of young people have been chosen for a prestigious leadership program funded for the last 31 years by the Japanese government. Eleven young Solomon Islanders aged from 21 to 29 years will leave for Japan in January to take part in the Ship for World Youth (SWY) program. Winnie Asley, one SINU student recipients, said she was very happy, excited and proud to have been selected out of so many other applicants to...

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