Culture & Arts Archive October 2020

Chiefs and Community leaders have established their own homegrown preparedness and response plans to prevent the entry of the virus, one of which is asking Government authorities to screen and ensure travelers to the island are covid-free.

Sikaiana Plans Local Measures as Fears of COVID-19 Grows

Leaders and people of Sikaiana Island are considering imposing restrictions on people traveling from Honiara to the Island following the recorded positive covid-19 cases in Honiara.
“I really loved the job, it gave me good income and also I was working with some very skillful people which I learn from,” Tentoa recalls.

Still Going Strong at the Age of 76

Tentoa Amon is 76 years of age, he comes from Arariki village in Wagina, Choiseul Province.
Charles says he plans to expand the tilapia farm further. He says he knows there are challenges, but he is now experienced enough to handle them.

“I Hated the Job!” Young Fish Farmer Breeds 20,000 Tilapia

Charles Koria is from Aruligo in North West Guadalcanal. He was just 17 years old when he decided he had enough of school, with little option, and with much reluctance, he decided to help his father breed tilapia.
“I know our family had no money to give, but than what came to my mind when I heard the announcement was the many birds in the wild,” an excited James recall.

Faith in Action: Young Bird Catcher Donates to Church

James Ghaua may be young but he understands that faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
The USP DFL centre recently imposed restrictions in response to COVID-19. This has affected Mac and many others as they adjust to the new measures and guidelines.

COVID-19 Impact: Not Giving Up

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on students studying at the University of the South Pacific’s distance and flexible learning centre (DFL).
Jawsh 685, real name Joshua Nanai, and who is of Cook Island-Samoan heritage, originally posted his Laxed (Siren Beat) on YouTube before it reached worldwide fame on social media app TikTok.

“Savage Love:” Young Kiwi Producer Tops US Chart

Savage Love, that catchy viral tune on TikTok has reached the top of the US chat.
Jennifer says that she started selling topsoil at the central market 10 years ago and is now one of the main suppliers for residents in Honiara.

Demand for Compost Increases

With the confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country the demand for compost has increased as residents in Honiara turn to backyard gardening.
Fijian girls performing the Meke during the celebrations.

PM Sogavare Thank Fijian Community in Solomon Islands

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has expressed his sincere gratitude to the Fijian community for their service and contributions to the Solomon Islands.
Mike said through that experience he has become a full-time freelancer, advocating for social issues, not with words but with his lens – capturing words unspoken.

Capturing Words Unspoken

Michael Wasi is a 20-year-old photographer, shy and reserved he uses the camera to capture pictures of everyday Solomon Islanders.

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