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Monday, October 23, 2006

SI Postgraduate students and families farewell colleague in Suva

Solomon Islands postgraduate students and their families and friends have farewelled another colleague and his family yesterday in Suva, Fiji.

Mr Luke Mani and family will be leaving to the Solomon Islands tomorrow. He will spend a week in Solomon Islands before flying off to Paris, France to undertake PhD studies in Organic Chemistry. He has just graduated in April this year with a Masters degree in Chemistry from the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva and has been a Graduate Assistant at the Institute of Applied Science since 2003.

Yesterday's farewell dinner for Luke Mani and family was held at the residence of Ms Irene and Dr Bata near USP's Laucala Campus. The food and drinks were contributed by Solomon Islands postgraduate students and families as well as a personal friend and co-supervisor for Mr David Boseto in his Masters Project, Dr Patricia Kailola, who is from Australia.

During the social gathering, students and families were able to interact whilst others gave encouragements and advices. Some of the postgraduate students who attended the farewell dinner include: David Boseto, James Porakari, John Rofeta, Irene, Dr Bata, Alice, Tony, Exsley, James Terry, Marson Lilopeza, Luke Mani, Patrick Turanga and other undergraduate friends and families.

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