1 Aug 2011

Questions raised over 2012 Pacific Arts Festival in Solomons

6:26 pm on 1 August 2011

There are indications preparations for next year's Festival of Pacific Arts in the Solomon Islands capital are behind schedule.

The Solomons government has 11 months to ensure the infrastructure for the festival is in place, but our correspondent Dorothy Wickman says no ground work's been done on the proposed village and there are no other signs of progress.

She says there are also unconfirmed reports that the auditor general is looking into the allocation of more than 670 thousand US dollars to the organisers.