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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Solomon students in Suva gear up for tonight's tsunami appeal fundraising programme

Solomon Islands students at the University of the South Pacific in Suva are currently finalising rehearsals for the cultural show tonight in aid of the tsunami appeal fundrasing at the university's dining hall.

According the to program schedule, arrival of guests and ticket holders will begin from 6.30pm until 7.15pm when the Chairman of the adhoc tsunami appeal fundraising committee, Mr Stanley Houma would make the official welcome. This would be followed by a short remark by the Deputy Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Hon Toswel Kaua and a word of prayer from Rev John Vasuni.

The dinner and cultural entertainment from various student cultural groups is expected to kick off at 7.40pm after the "tsunami song" and continue until 11pm. The cultural performance will begin in the following order: Maasina panpipers, Western & Choiseul male dancers, Mauri female dancers, Avaiki, North Malaita mao dancers, Isabel female dancers, Makira male dancers, Central Malaita male dancers, North Malaita tage'ai group, Isabel male dancers, Temotu dancers, Mauri male dancers, and Western & Choiseul female performers.

Certain individuals and business houses that have contributed in one way or another to make the event possible include the USP management and support services, Coca Cola Amatil Ltd, Professional Printers Ltd, CK Patel & Co, Professor Vijay Naidu & other raffle prize donors, all ticket holders and supporters, all wantoks in Suva, and students.

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