Varivao exports kava to US

Varivao Holdings Ltd has secured a new market in the United States (US) to sell its locally produced kava. Duddley Longamei the company’s managing director said this was made possible after months of conducting its own market research, initiatives and resources. “In order to reach this market it has costs us asubstantial amount of money…

FSII renews call on resource owners

THE POPULAR concern citizens group, the Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) has renewed calls on landowners and resource owners not to rush into signing agreements without knowing and understanding their contents. FSII President Redley Raramo echoed this warning again after two similar calls this year. Raramo said while it cannot be denied that the country…

Good job

Dear Editor – I wish to applaud the Live Stock and Livelihood department, Ministry of Agriculture for a great job in assisting local farmers with our small projects, example poultry. I applied for poultry project early this year, and even though the flash flood did affect our budgets, I was able to get assistance from…

Role of parliament

Dear Editor – Listening to the talk-back show on “Election for what” program over SIBC on Sunday 21st September, 2014, I came back to realise that those who called in to comment, did not know the role of Parliament and what Parliament is. They thought of Parliament as a place to hand out free gifts,…

Mendana’s best memorial

Dear Editor – Lately you published a front page story about a large sculpture of Alvaro de Mendana in Honiara. You reported that the Spanish Ambassador to Solomon Islands was present at the unveiling of that object. I recall from my school days that Mendana’s encounter with the ancestors of the Santa Cruz people was…

Why cut the trees?

Dear Editor – The Honiara City Council law enforcement officers say that they want the trees along Mendana Avenue to be cut down as they are providing shade for sellers of betel nut and cigarettes. Let me see if I have got this right. The City Council officers want to remove the things that can’t…

Logger defies order

‘Escapes with logging machines’ SAMLIMSAN logging company trading as Macranka Timber Enterprise has allegedly shrugged off a seizure order and escaped with machines. Bishop Tuhenua, a local who operates Isles Tropical Timber Limited in Rennell Island said the logging machineries were ‘silently’ loaded onto two barges and shipped from Rennell Island last week. “The first…