Call to Respect Bloody Ridge WWII Memorial
Feb22

Call to Respect Bloody Ridge WWII Memorial

BY JOHN CHRISMA THE World War II memorial at Bloody Ridge, east Honiara, continues to suffer regular vandalism, graffiti and other illegal activities. It is therefore important to remind young people about its importance to our country’s history, according to Chris Marisi, a resident of the neighbouring New Zealand Camp community. Marisi reminds settlers at the Bloody Ridge area, including nearby communities, to respect the Bloody...

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Inter-ethnic Marriages Boost Shell Money Sales in Honiara
Feb21

Inter-ethnic Marriages Boost Shell Money Sales in Honiara

BY JOHN CHRISMA SALE of custom shell money have spiked at the Honiara Central Market, thanks to the increased number of inter-ethnic marriages occurring in the country, according to a vendor from Langalanga Lagoon, Malaita province. Custom shell money sales jumped since last year, and this year sales per day continue to increase. Speaking on behalf of shell money vendors at the Central Market, Ghorreth Wale said that despite the...

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Tourism Solomons Welcomes Potential South Pac Travel Bubble
Feb15

Tourism Solomons Welcomes Potential South Pac Travel Bubble

TOURISM Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto has welcomed news the Australian government is now in “conversation” with several South Pacific nations regarding the potential creation of a regional travel bubble. His comments come in response to reports Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has revealed his hopes for a travel bubble with a handful of neighbouring nations, including the Solomon Islands. Interviewed on national...

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Honiara City Council’s Tourism and Culture Policy Launched
Feb10

Honiara City Council’s Tourism and Culture Policy Launched

FEBRUARY 10th 2021 – Honiara, Solomon Islands. THE Tourism and Culture Division of the Honiara City Council has launched it’s Policy and ten year strategic plan. This is the first for the Division since it was established last year, and is the direction that will set it’s course. Mayor Wilson Mamae thanked the Chairman, Director and staffs of the Tourism and Culture Division for producing the important document. “I really appreciate...

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COVID Affects Tourism Plans
Feb03

COVID Affects Tourism Plans

BY JOHN HOUANIHAU DESPITE the COVID-19 impediments, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture says it will work within its means to implement its work plan and programs for this year. Director of Culture Division, Dennis Marita confirmed their work plan for this year are already set so each division would try carry them out. “We are hoping that the situation will get better this year to enable the ministry’s divisions to carry out their...

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New Law to Protect Traditional Knowledge and Rights Soon
Feb03

New Law to Protect Traditional Knowledge and Rights Soon

BY ALEX DADAMU TRADITIONAL artists in the country will soon benefited from a proposed bill called the ‘Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Culture Bill’ aimed at protecting cultural rights of cultural groups or provinces in the country. The bill, if passed by parliament, will protect cultural or traditional totems and designs to avoid inappropriate use of those materials by foreigners or anyone for commercial purposes without...

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