Melanesia Arts and Culture Festival venues secured

Venues for hosting the 6th Melanesia Arts and Culture Festival (MACFest) in Honiara in July this year have been secured. The MACFest National Organising Committee (NOC) has been holding talks and arrangements with the Solomon Islands National University in recent weeks to provide accommodation and other facilities to host the festival. The Melanesian Festival Village…

Ministry to refurbish old FOPA village

THE Ministry of Culture and Tourism is taking steps to refurbish the former Festival of Pacific Arts (FOPA) village at Panatina next year.  Thats according to the Director of Culture and Tourism Dennis Marita. Mr Marita was speaking at the Solomon Islands Artists Association (SIAA) open day on Wednesday at the Art Gallery ground in…

Aust visit brings attention to Solomon’s

Solomon Islands Minister for Culture and Tourism, the Hon. Bartholomew Parapolo has personally led a senior team of government and tourism officials to meet with potential investors, travel media and travel industry representatives in Sydney and Brisbane this week. Addressing several of Australia’s most important travel publishers, editors and journalists at a working lunch held…

Young performers expressed pride in representing Solomons’ at FestPac

SOLOMON Islands young performers have expressed pride after two weeks of representing the country at the 12th FestPac in Guam. The first timers to this year’ s festival said representing the country (Solomon Islands) is an honor while at the same time inspired them to develop an interest in promoting, conserving and reviving some of…