Thanks to the foresight and vision of the late Joe Borman Carlo, former president of Vanuatu Sports Association and National Olympic Committee (VASANOC).
“Joe led the successful bid of this Games,” said Vidya Lakhan, president of the Pacific Games Council.
The late Joe Carlo was part of the 4th Pacific Mini Games held in Vila in 1993 and was chairman of the VAN2017 Games Organising Committee when he passed away last year.
“While we miss him deeply, the success of these games will be a testament to his sporting legacy.”
Prime Minister Charlot Salwai thanked the people of Vanuatu and the volunteers in his opening remarks.
And he called on athletes to be good role models for future generations.
The Prime Minister is optimistic that a good sporting legacy will emanate from the 10th Pacific Mini Games.
Photo by ONOC. Caption: Vanuatu PM Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas