HONIARA, Solomon Islands (SIBC, April 29) - Vanuatu will be
sending its contingent to the South Pacific Games despite concerns raised by
other Pacific island countries such as Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands
about the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS.
The president of Vanuatu Olympic Committee, Joe Carlo,
re-affirmed the commitment in Honiara today following concerns raised by PNG and
Carlo is accompanying, Kevin Gosper the Vice President of the
International Olympic Committee on a two-day visit to Solomon Islands.
Carlo said, precautionary measures taken at all entry points in
Fiji, Vanuatu, Australia, Papua New Guinea are necessary and hope SARS will be
Solomon Islands National Olympic Committee was to have met today
to make a decision whether or not to send a team to Fiji or call for a
In other developments, Gosper, after arrival...