The 2023 Pacific Games Organising Committee (GOC) in Solomon Islands has announced that the Media Accreditation process for the Sol2023 Pacific Games is now open.

GOC invites all media (organisations and individuals) seeking accreditation to email
for access to the online registration process.

Media personnel travelling with Government representatives, Pacific Games Authorities, National and International Sports Federations will also need to acquire media accreditation through this process.

All applicants will receive an email to confirm whether or not their accreditation application has been received.

Please be advised that the GOC shall have the sole rights for approving and issuing accreditation.

Only verified Media shall be approved. Where individuals are seeking accreditation on behalf of a Media organisation, the Media organisation will have to approve such request prior to accreditation being issued.

All media who are accredited will be required to adhere to the Media rules and GOC policies, which shall be made available when accreditation is issued.

Successful applications that have been approved for accreditation will obtain further information on the process and timing of collecting accreditation at a later date.

The Accreditation portal opened 17th May and will close at 1700 hours 15th September, 2023 (Solomon Islands time).

Meanwhile, the Sol2023 Pacific Games Roadshow programme has reached six communities inside Honiara City.

Organised by the GOC’s Workforce Team and launched early this month, the roadshow is aimed at providing awareness on the Sol2023 Pacific Games and the services that will require the engagement of community groups before, during and after the Games.

The roadshow has thus far reached the following areas and communities; Independence Valley, White River, Rove, Mbokonavera, Vavaya Ridge, Tuvaruvu and Vara Creek respectively. It will continue in communities both within and outside of Honiara City.

“The importance of this roadshow is that it brings the Games to the people’s door steps. It gives community men and women the opportunity to ask questions about our preparations and most importantly how they can be involved and engaged with the Games.

“This in turn gave us the opportunity to talk more on the services that will require the engagement of established groups within our communities,” GOC Workforce Supervisor, Dorcas Taupongi said.

GOC will be engaging community groups to work at the Games Venues and Villages, providing Logistics and Laundry Services, and Cleaning and Waste Management Services.

“Logistics Services include providing manpower and labour across all venues and villages for the installation of temporary infrastructure such as tents, fencing, signage and furniture and also to fix things on-site.

“Community groups will be engaged to provide laundry services, clean-up all common areas restocking of cleaning supplies, collecting rubbish – those kinds of services.

“The Games will need the participation of our registered community groups to deliver these services during Games time this year,” Dorcas said.

The Games roadshow and the awareness programs shared have been deemed very useful and informative to many communities reached, with many commending GOC for such useful and beneficial initiative.