Reading and literacy

Dear Editor – This is a follow up letter to my earlier communication regarding reading and literacy. Strike while the iron is hot is a motto used in some parts of the world community, that opportunity exists now with respect to Ms Boykin’s and Ms Talasasa’s tour of Read Pacific, Ltd in New Zealand. As…

Mother’s Day

Dear Editor – The recent Mother’s Day celebrations should be reflected on as it has some very important message that our country should dealt with seriously. Of course acknowledging our mothers is very important as they are everything to us. We should thank God and our mothers for raising us to what we are now.…

Support call

Dear Editor – As a chief from small Malaita and chairman of the Aulutalau council of chiefs, I wish to support the Malaita Masina Forum’s call  for the government not to give any responsibility to our MP Rick Hou and Shadrach Fanega. The government must take heed of Malaita Masina Forum’s call because the allegations…

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…

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…

If I were?

Dear Editor – If I was contemplating going to the Solomon Islands as a visitor or a potential investor, today, what would I consider? I have to confess that I am not a wholly unbiased or impartial correspondent on the question because of my past time spent in the Solomon Islands.  I do have, however,…

Solomon soccer

Dear Editor – As usual, Solomon Islands soccer ranking keeps on sliding into the abyss. SIFF officials over the years have been responsible for most of the demise. However, FIFA, the governing body, bears a large responsibility for this predicament as well. Improving soccer standard and ranking on the FIFA table directly depends on the…

Workers Policy

Dear Editor – I am glad to note from a report in your paper that the Commissioner of Labour and his team are taking steps to review our current labour laws and policies.  Just a strong reminder to Mr Commissioner not to be too carried away by the ILO labour standards but to look at…

The rays come all the way

Dear Editor – Please publish the following poem: The rays come all the wayReaches my soul on the bayFixing nets to throw overThe sea on the first moonLight casts my shadow on the blue seaNot knowing whose sea is this now After it was signed into an MPABut I need the meat as proteinI suppose…