Saturday, 9 June 2012 4:11 PM

Thank you Barlow for raised eyebrow labelling

I would like to thank the previous writer for the wonderful comment on how we can capitalize on the "Cannibal" labelling by Gary Barlow for tourism marketing strategy.

Raising eyebrows by such high calibre people or celebrity like Barlow puts the Solomon Islands in front of many Pacific neighbours not only in Britain but around the world. As a place of adventure, lovely people, and so different of its own right.

Positive media coverage of the Solomon Islands can be seen in the documentary of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee worldover- Barlow humbly paddled a canoe and the warriors welcomed him, a local church choir singing, our SI Royal Police Band playing; are among the things and places in the world that have special place in the queen's heart.

It is remarkable and moving to learn about why Queen Elizabeth II humbly chosen a simple ordinary village of Namuga (Makira) as a first place to set foot at in the Solomon Islands.

Thank you Gary Barlow to make a romantic and adventurous comment of our Solomon Islands, So different.

Guys, let us show case our pride in our culture by welcoming the Prince and Princess of Cambridge in September 2012, and tell the worldover that we are the people with unique cultures and traditions forming the Solomon Islands.

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