THE Melanesian Arts and Culture Organising Committee have paid tribute to the late Stella Lucas who passed away in a tragic river incident on Thursday last week.
The late Stella was an active and loyal officer who served the country during events such as Arts and Culture Festivals in recent years.
A minute of silence was made in her honour both by representatives of MACFest-NOC and the Solomon Islands of Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SICCI) at a corporate meeting last Friday.
Vice Chairman of MACFest-NOC and Under Secretary of the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Moses Tepai said the late Stella’s passing is a huge loss to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism as well as her family and friends.
“We at the Ministry and her colleagues at SIVB will miss her presence and untiring services to our Government and country,” Mr Tepai said.
The late Stella was a marketing officer with the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) at the time of her tragic death last Thursday.
She was laid to rest on Sunday.
–SIG, MSG & NOC JOINT PRESS