Artists Association Aims Domestic Market to Revive Business
Sep09

Artists Association Aims Domestic Market to Revive Business

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA THE Artists Association Solomon Islands (AASI) looks to the domestic market as an alternative in keeping them afloat despite the pandemic. Speaking to Tourism Media Solomons AASI Vice President Fred Oge said carvers and artists are the ones that had felt the hard blows thumped by COVID-19 on the local economy. Given the fact that there has been restrictions in international flights and the zero arrivals of...

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Local Artist’s Amazing Artworks on Canvas
Aug31

Local Artist’s Amazing Artworks on Canvas

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA THERE are many ways one could portray a story whether it be verbal, poetry, books, performing arts, traditional/contemporary arts. For John Tahiawa, a self-taught artist from Are’are in the Malaita province, he uses his talent of painting with canvas, brush, and among others to tell stories. He is a member of the Artist Association of Solomon Islands (ASSI). He has always had a passion for drawing pictures...

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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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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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Women behind the Java Jorio Dovele Association
Nov13

Women behind the Java Jorio Dovele Association

BY JAYJAY MESAAC FORMED in 2012, Java Jorio Dovele Women’s Association were optimistic and passionate about their day to day activity. Located at the Arts and Craft Market, Art Gallery in Central Honiara, the group consist of women mostly from the western province had no time to waste, they are seriously into business as they were all kept busy inside their stall as they engaged themselves in whatever their hand could touches,...

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Merant Fabric Fashion
Jul31

Merant Fabric Fashion

BY JAYJAY MESAAC IN 2019, following the inaugural opening of the arts and craft market centre in Honiara in November 2018, Merant Fabric Fashion was formed and now they are part of the various groups that sell and display local craftsmanship at the centre. Merant fabric fashion group consists of women from Langalanga, Malaita province who share their cultural and traditional knowledge by reviving their traditional skills and talents....

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