Festival kicks off today

The much awaited 2014 Aquilla Talasasa festival will officially open today at the Kennedy stadium in Gizo. Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB), Prime Minister Office (PMO) and Bowmans Ltd are the major sponsors of this festival. Kawea Tiroia, festival coordinator told the Solomon Star in Gizo on Tuesday that the festival is being organized at…

SIVB supports festival

The Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) on Tuesday handed over a cheaque of $15, 000  to the organisers of the 2014 Aquila Talasasa festival set to start today in Gizo. SIVB event organize officer Stella Lucas handed over the cheaqu to the organizing committee saying, the money is to support the committee organize the event.…

Voices gear up for awards night

The popular choral group established last year by the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), Solomon Voices will once again perform at the 2014 Solomon Islands Business Excellence Awards Gala Night scheduled for Saturday 30th August at the Heritage Park Hotel’s A’Hara Conference Centre. Since the SI BEA Gala event of March 2013,…

Seghe operating theatre saves lives

THE new medical operating theatre at Seghe area health centre in Marovo, Western province has saved many lives since it opened last year. The medical operating theatre opened May last year and doctors travelling down to Marovo have performed multiple operations down there. Called Bishop Wilfred Kurepitu operating theatre, it was funded by the Marovo…

Students commend NCRA, GP

The University of the South Pacific Student Association federal Council has commended the national and Guadalcanal provincial (GP) governments for their assurance and support towards the on the USP fourth campus USP in Doma, North West Guadalcanal. Last week visiting USPSA regional federal council’s chairperson Whitlam Saeni, his deputy Wilfred Luiramo, and the outgoing chairperson…

Gizo to be promoted internationally

Parts of West Gizo will be promoted in one of Australian best Sunday newspapers thanks to David May a travel writer and photographer from Australia who is in Gizo to promote tourism in the country. Mr May is being engaged by Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) public relations (PR) officer based in Australia Mike Paker…