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Monday, April 16, 2007

Solomon Islands students in Suva prepare for tsunami appeal fundraising drive

The Solomon Islands Student Association (SISA) at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva, through an adhoc tsunami appeal fundraising committee, is gearing towards a major fundraising drive this Saturday, in an effort to contribute to the relief work in Western and Choiseul Provinces.

According to information being circulated to students, the fundraising committee will be hosting a dinner and cultural show from different island groups in Solomon Islands to ticket holders this coming Saturday at the USP Dining Hall. Each ticket costs FJD$60 inclusive of dinner and cultural entertainment. Tickets are currently being sold in various business houses and regional organisation offices in Suva.

In the meantime, different student cultural associations are practicing during this one week break at USP for the cultural fiesta on Saturday.

A SISA combine service is also arranged for Sunday afternoon to remember the destruction of lives and properties in Western and Choiseul Provinces.

Meanwhile another separate fundraising which was organised by the Fiji acting Police Commissioner, Romano Tikotikoca and other ex-serving officers in solomon Islands under RAMSI is also scheduled for Saturday during the day. The venue will be the Civic center at the Suva foreshore.

Commissioner Romano Tikotikoca has told Fiji Television that their fundraising drive is a nation-wide appeal and funds raised will be used to assist victims of the Solomons tsunami and clyclone Cliff in Vanua Levu, northern Fiji.

Tikotikoca adds that they are adament that generous business houses and individuals throughout Fiji would be able to lend a donation as such gesture will reflect the friendliness and kindness that Fijian people are renowned for internationally.

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