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Month: November 2015

We need to develop the fashion industry to support our local fashion producers

ASSOCIATION OF Solomon Islanders in Creative Fashion President Justina Radclyffe in welcoming guests at the opening of Solomons Fashion Week 2015 had a very clear message, let’s develop Solomon Islands fashion industry and support our local fashion producers. Mrs Radclyffe said that it was the nature of fashion that people focus on the end product of fashion and not see the work involved in creating fashion products. “With fashion quite often we see the beautiful clothes, models, shows, media and forget that this is an industry made up of more than fashion designers, in Solomon Islands it is made...

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Queens introduced

BY JARED KOLI – theislandsun THE 2015 Miss Solomon Islands pageant was officially launched last night at the Honiara Hotel, with seven out of nine contestants introduced. The seven contestants acknowledged major sponsor, Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). Two other contestants are due to arrive in the country today; one is a final year law student at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) and the other from the University of the South Pacific (USP). Speaking during the ceremony, Director of Miss Solomon Islands Pageant 2015, Joyce Konofilia said it has not been an easy journey initiating and trying...

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Kaumaakonga showcases Renbel music, culture in Aussie tour

A TRADITIONAL and contemporary band from Renbel, Kaumaakonga, has returned to the country after a successful tour to Australia. Kaumaakonga band, one of the top music groups in the Renbel music scene, landed in Brisbane on 22, last month, in time to perform in the Island Element festival and the Island Vibe festival in Brisbane’s North Stradbroke Island. These festivals began on 25 October and ended last Sunday. Kaumaakonga, also known as KMK, used its performances to showcase Renbel’s unique music and culture. Four band members; Kennedy Tekatoha, Mike Maefaididia, Alvin Indu and Jenny Tekatoha were joined by Brisbane-based...

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Simbo traditional leaders and chiefs end empowerment workshop

TRADITIONAL LEADERS, Chiefs and People of Simbo Islands in Western Province have successfully completed a one week workshop that ended last Thursday at the Legana Village. At the end of the workshop, Simbo Islands established a council of chief’s, the name of the council is the “Madegugusu Council of Chiefs” (MCC). The workshop was hosted by theMinistry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace through its Western Province Peace Office, the theme entitled “Strengthening and Empowering Leadership in the Community”. Speaking at the official opening of the workshop, Western Provincial Assembly Minister responsible for Commerce and Investment, Hon Isaac Wula...

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Solo Artist Charles Maimarosia casting his spell of Areáre ‘magic music,’ in Australia.

By Campion Ohasio A Solomon Islands solo artist of a kind is now illuminating the metropolitan air in and around Melbourne city and the wider Victoria State in Australia with his rare voice and music putting him amongst the very first of Solomon Islanders to have moved overseas to play their music. Charles Maimarosia is a talented local musician who first appeared on the local music scene with the famous Areáre and Solomon Islands iconic Narasirato Panpipers some years ago. This made him no stranger to the local music fraternity.  He was the lead singer, song writer and choreographer...

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