6 Oct 2009

Solomons risks losing 2012 Pacific Arts Festival

4:40 pm on 6 October 2009

There is a report that Solomon Islands may lose the right to host the 2012 Festival of Pacific Arts.

The Solomon Star says this could happen if no preparation is in place by next year.

The newspaper says a lack of funding is a key issue.

Papua New Guinea and Fiji are alternative venues if Solomon Islands fails to satisfy the requirements of the Pacific Arts Council next year.

Solomon Islands won the hosting rights after last year's festival in American Samoa.