Correction – I resigned from FSII

Dear Editor – This letter serves to clarify a misunderstanding to an article captioned “Judas of Papua reportedly here” by Charley Piringi of Solomon Star newspaper published yesterday, Sunday 10th May 2015. The statement quoted a telephone interview with me on Friday 8th May. I quote “President of the Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) Redley…

SI is a ‘functional society’, is it?

In a nation state, a ‘Functional Society’ has to build symmetrical relationships of cooperation between ‘change agents’. In this regard, in every aspect different organs in the society are equal players, and so the need to break with the relationships of subordination. This will ensure we preserve a stable and harmonious environment for the betterment…

Virgin coconut oil

Dear Editor – According to the International Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) there is a growing demand for virgin coconut oil on world markets, especially if used as a nutritional food supplement. The Solomon Islands is blessed with an abundance of coconuts but I query to what extent virgin coconut oil is being made to…

Fresh idea to aid rural incomes

Dear Editor – Most of Solomon Island’s rural population dependent on subsistence farming for a living and it has been encouraging to know in recent weeks how the people of Dai Island in Malaita have been taught how to grow their own vegetables and root crops using organic farming methods by the Kastom Gaden Association…

A day of sport and fun for Honiara mothers

Green Beret Netball team were crowned the Paoa FM Super 8 Knockout competition champions at SMI ground last Saturday. They walked away with $3000 cash and trophy after winning the final match against NGB’s in a 20-15 contest. It was a happy day for all mothers who took part in the event, organised specifically to…

New church building dedicated on Sigana

A new church building was consecrated and dedicated to the names of Saints Philip and James at Sigana Island, Riusapa District on the 30th April 2015 by Rt. Rev- Richard Naramana, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Isabel. The consecration and opening of the new church building coincides with a celebration the next day 1st…

Woman MP hits back at PAP

Temotu Vatud MP Freda Tuki Soriacomua has hit back at the People’s Alliance Party (PAP) president Sir Nathaniel Waena over accusations that she was an arrogant party-hopper. Soriacomua contested and won last year’s election under PAP ticket. But she said she’s now resigned from PAP and now a Kandere Party member. She explained there’s nothing…

PS denies influence mineral board meet

Mines Permanent Secretary Jeffery Kauha has denied claims he delayed the Mines and Minerals Board meeting two weeks ago. Instead, he said the meeting has been convened but was not attended by the AG Chambers on one occasion and the Director was sick on the next. “It is the board that decides, not me. It’s…

Plight of diabetic patients

Two diabetic patients who are told to discharge from the National Referral Hospital have been without food supply for at least nine days. Rexford Okota, 73, and Nelson Mwaki, 38, were told to move out of the National Referral Hospital on the 27th of April last month but they refused to leave because life back…