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Behind the scenes of the 11th Festival of Pacific Arts, health practitioners ran an innovative surveillance system to better protect the health of Honiaras population, including artists and visitors, from infectious diseases and other potential public health hazards related to a large gathering of people.
Council of Pacific Arts and Culture met in Honiara to see progress in preparations for the Festival of Pacific Arts.
Culture in Harmony with Nature is the theme of the biggest cultural event in the Pacific for 2012: the Festival of Pacific Arts, which will be held in Solomon Islands from 114 July. This week the Council of Pacific Arts and Culture is meeting in Honiara to update members on the preparations by the Solomon Island Government to host the Festival.
Solomon Islander Eddie Wale has been selected to take part in an international staff exchange programme between museums in the Pacific and Caribbean regions.
Recent economic policy writing about Solomon Islands has frequently attributed slow development progress to the wantok system and its incompatibility with the delivery of the political and administrative functions required of a modern state (Fukuyama 2008; Duncan 2010; Duncan and Nakagawa 2007; Hughes 2004; ADB 2010; Gay 2009).
The second Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Ministers of Art and Culture meeting gets underway in the Solomon Islands capital today.