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…

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…

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…

Hou wants his pay Taxed

Small Malaita MP Rick Hou has written to the Clerk to Parliament to deduct tax from his salary. In a letter to the Clerk, which the Sunday Star obtained, Hou said he took the decision to go in line with his recent comments in parliament, calling for a review of the tax-free salary award made…

Cake & Fashion honours mothers

CAKE & Fashion Company Ltd on Saturday night celebrated mothers day as part of acknowledging its female customers. The celebration took place at the company’s head office, Mbokona, Central Honiara. During the celebration a draw was held for all the customers to win a mothers day cake. Three lucky mothers namely; Alicia Kenilorea, Cathy Sevese…