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The scenes at the Pacific Games opening ceremony were incredible. Apia Park was filled with melodious Samoan songs and vibrant traditional island dress from participating nations. Fireworks and laser exhibits finished the magic scenes. Some have labelled the 16th Pacific Ganes since the’miracle games’ because of the challenges that the organisers have faced in the leadup. However, it seems set to move on because it started, with colour, culture and community. The XVI edition of this Pacific Games was hosted by Tonga, but the Kingdom had to draw from hosting responsibilities for fiscal factors. “We can’t afford that massive sum of money and now we do not have the range of individuals and game events to utilize these centers from time to time to generate funds for the upkeep”, said Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva in the moment. Tempers flared between the Kingdom and the Pacific Games committee, resulting in a civil situation subject of breach in contract. Pacific Games Committee CEO Andrew Minogue stated:”the Committee was seeking damages for the losses which the organisation has suffered as a consequence of that unilateral decision free of consultation by the Government”. Subsequently Samoa stepped . Doing it Fa’a Samoa: The Samoan Way. Sponsors for its games flowed like a raging river during monsoon period and also the WST$9 million (US$ million) goal for the funding was obtained in Pacific Games a brilliant start and stars to watch just over five weeks. The Director of Sponsorship Tagaloa Faafouina Su’a did not hold back his feelings of joy and gratitude in sharing the news. “We have reached our goal through faith – never thought that this would have been achieved without God’s advice. It was a gigantic challenge in the outset. Praise God! Nehemiah constructed the walls of Jerusalem in only 52 days. We’ve just ready these Games within 12 weeks and against all likelihood we have achieved it”Our sponsorsour partners, our team, our clients, our countryour Games…Samoa we ” Prominent phone and Internet broadband community firm Digicel is your Games first official important sponsor. They were followed closely by more than 21 local businesses registered as encouraging minor sponsors and partners of this game. The huge wave of support flowed throughout the regional communities with villages, churches and schools becoming involved. Samoa’s Minister for Sports Loau Keneti Sio shared his own perspectives on the issue:”The Games Organising Committee acknowledges the support of the Methodist Church of Samoa Board in creating special adjustments to assist adapt for athletes and team officials. Hosting athletes and team officials inside the Faleula chemical not only will help alleviate our transportation and security services, it will create these Games additional special. Being established within a subtropical village environment provides insight and appreciation into our Samoan way of doing things

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