D.C.C DISHED OUT $225,000 PRIZE TO 2015 S.P.G MEDAL WINNERS

Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Douglas Ete, right, with triple gold medalist Sharon Firisua at the awards night at Honiara Hotel. Photo credit: OPMC.

Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Douglas Ete, right, with triple gold medalist Sharon Firisua at the awards night at Honiara Hotel. Photo credit: OPMC.

The Democratic Coalition for Change Government has dished out a total of $225,000 in cash prize money to medal winners of the recent Pacific Games.

Gold medal winners received $10,000 for a medal, silver medallists received $7,500 and bronze medal winners received $5,000.

The cash prizes were handed out to the medallists at a special Government function for the Solomon Islands Pacific Games contingent at the Honiara Hotel last night.

Team Solomon won a total of 28 medals at the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea – seven gold medals, six silver medals and 15 bronze medals.

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