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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Gov’t Sets to Roll Out Domestic Tourism Initiative
Jan30

Gov’t Sets to Roll Out Domestic Tourism Initiative

BY ALEX DADAMU THE implementation of the ‘Iumi Tugeda Support Domestic Tourism Travel Bubble Policy’ Initiative or ‘the DTB Initiative’ for short, has already commenced in December last year. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT), Andrew Nihopara revealed this to Tourism Media SI recently. According to Nihopara, following the Policy initiative’s completion and subsequent approval by the Cabinet through a...

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Fallen US Marines Honoured in Commemoration Ceremony
Aug07

Fallen US Marines Honoured in Commemoration Ceremony

BY ALEX DADAMU THE Central Province Tourism Division has organized a commemoration program at the Blue Beach in Tulagi, Central Islands Province today Friday 7th August 2020 to Honour US Marines who landed on the same location on August 7th 1942 in their quest to secure Tulagi islands and surrounding Islands that Japanese had occupied 3 months earlier during the 2nd World War. The Program involved speeches, laying of wreath and a...

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Boosting Domestic Tourism Should Be the Focus Amidst COVID-19 Hit Says Tuamoto
Aug07

Boosting Domestic Tourism Should Be the Focus Amidst COVID-19 Hit Says Tuamoto

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA THE Tourism Industry around the globe has drastically hit by the COVID-19 that left tourism operators to shut off businesses and hotels are empty or temporarily closed. To cushion the COVID-19 blow, Domestic tourism has seen as an ideal opportunity according to international observers. Speaking to Tourism Media Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Solomons, the marketing arm of the Ministry of Culture...

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‘We Have Unique Tourism Products to Offer the World’
Feb14

‘We Have Unique Tourism Products to Offer the World’

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA SOLOMON Islands should offer its own unique products when promoting its tourism industry to the outside world. As the logging industry phases out, tourism has been touted as the next potential industry to replace logging. In a report and recommendation conducted and compiled by Strongim Bisnis in 2019, tourism has offered the prospect for more widely distributed economic power than is the case for extractive...

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Experience the Unexperienced with Ko Kama Rafting Adventure
Jan17

Experience the Unexperienced with Ko Kama Rafting Adventure

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA STARTED by using just car tube tires, Ko Kama is a rafting adventure that was started in 2006 by Anita Emmett from Australia. It is an adventure that gets you three to four hours down the river though tropical rainforests, as you explore the wild it gets you connected to nature as you enjoy while rambling through the gorge. Anita Emmett first came to the Solomon Islands 24 years ago in 1996 with her husband...

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