Taumako Culture in Motion: The History of Polynesian Voyagers of Duff Islands
Jan28

Taumako Culture in Motion: The History of Polynesian Voyagers of Duff Islands

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA AFTER 23 years of video documentation and 8 years of working on making the film under the Vaka Taumako Project, it is now on screen for the first time in Hawaii and the US and Canada. We the Voyagers: Lata’s Children is a two-part documentary film series on the navigational skill of the Polynesian voyagers of Taumako (Duff Islands) in Temotu Province, as they share their history, through story-telling, canoe...

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Tikopian Dancer’s Cultural Experience
Aug01

Tikopian Dancer’s Cultural Experience

THERE are three races of people in the Solomon Islands; Melanesians, Polynesians, and Micronesians. Sunday Isles spoke to a female Polynesian dancer from Tikopia Island in Temotu province. Phyllis Koroa described the importance of Tikopian cultural arts and performances they displayed at the recently held 2019 Mini Panpipe Festival at the Museum Auditorium in Honiara. Mrs. Phyllis Koroa was one of the 10 dancers of the Tafivaka...

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Preserving Pele Custom Songs and Dances
Jul30

Preserving Pele Custom Songs and Dances

BY AGNES MENANOPO Pele dancers are a dancing group from the Reef Islands in Temotu province, Eastern parts of the Solomon Islands. This group participated in the recent Panpipe Festival in Honiara by singing language songs and showcasing their traditional dances. Speaking to Sunday Isles Newspaper is the leader of the dancing group, Francis Saka who is originated from Reef Islands and a professional Pele dancer and singer. He said...

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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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