Tourism Boss Cautioned Government to Reconsider Proposed Facebook Ban
Nov20

Tourism Boss Cautioned Government to Reconsider Proposed Facebook Ban

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA TOURISM Solomons has called on the Solomon Islands Government to urgently reconsider a proposed ban on Facebook. As the marking arm of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and like any other Solomon Islands-based businesses and the wider community, Tourism Solomons has called on the Solomon Islands Government to urgently reconsider a proposed ban of Facebook. Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto said that...

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SI Local Music Artist ‘Caro’ Needs Urgent Blood Donation
Nov16

SI Local Music Artist ‘Caro’ Needs Urgent Blood Donation

BY ALEX DADAMU BAND Horizon’s leading female vocalist and one of the country’s best female vocalist has been reported to be very ill and is in dire need of blood donation. According to Band Horizon’s Manager and Chairman of Honiara Bands Association (HBA) Benjamin Afuga, Caroline Isa popularly known as ‘Caro’ is currently admitted at the NRH’s medical ward and is really in need of blood. “This appeal goes out to all relatives, friends...

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Aftermath: Jackson Recalls the Berlin Wall’s Fall
Nov05

Aftermath: Jackson Recalls the Berlin Wall’s Fall

BY ALEX DADAMU A Solomon Islander from Malaita province, Mr. Jackson Leaburi visited Germany and witness a series of events after the fall of Berlin Wall – the boundary that divided the communist – East Germany and capitalist – West Germany at the Brandenburg Gate on Nov. 9, 1989. He arrived in West Germany, on Dec. 1989 – a month after the fall of Berlin Wall, and recalled that it was a pivotal year that marks...

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Native Stoneage: ‘Politic Man’ Playlist Turns 20 Years Old
Nov04

Native Stoneage: ‘Politic Man’ Playlist Turns 20 Years Old

BY ALEX DADAMU ONE of the country’s very own famous reggae band Native Stoneage will be turning 20 years old this year, 2020. To many, the Native Stoneage band is a household name who made their mark in the international music scene in the early 90s with a mixture of reggae and roots reggae island blend. The band’s lyrics which focus on politics, poverty, and religion, have touched many both near and far with famous hit songs such as,...

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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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