Avaiki Handicraft and Cultural Association
Jul31

Avaiki Handicraft and Cultural Association

BY JAYJAY MESAAC AVAIKI Handicraft and Cultural Association is the name given to the group from Rennell in 2016 during the call for all artists to form groups and make a formal application to the new craft market centre that was opened on November 1, 2018, by the ministry of culture and tourism and other development partners.   “Our group was established in 2016, but the traditional knowledge of how to make cultural monuments had...

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Tourism Hopes for East Rennell
May28

Tourism Hopes for East Rennell

OVERSEAS visitors often described East Rennell as one of the most difficult World Heritage Site to reach and also the least for number of visitor arrivals. Each year, less than 10 visitors from abroad are reported to have visited the site. Thus to boost tourism development on the natural and rich biodiversity area, Solomon Islands Tourism Division revealed that designs are being created for a specific tourism program at East Rennell....

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Oil Spill not Impacting SI’ Main Dive Sites
Apr09

Oil Spill not Impacting SI’ Main Dive Sites

AS efforts continue to stem oil flowing from a grounded bulk carrier on Rennell Island, Tourism Solomons has stressed the situation has not in any way impacted on the destination’s main tourism corridors or the country’ ability to manage its international visitors. Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto said while he did not want to be seen to be downplaying the situation, Rennell Island lies close on 250 kilometres (152 miles)...

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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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SIVB Targets USA
Oct17

SIVB Targets USA

THE Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau is looking at ways to increase visitors from the USA. USA tourists have already contributed millions of dollars to the Solomon Islands and the bureau would like to attract more big spending Americans, said Elison Kyere, senior marketing officer for the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB). The rising number of USA visitors to the Solomon Islands since 2016 has contributed much to our economic...

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