Virgin Coconut Oil response

Dear Editor – I am writing to thank Frank Short for his letter to the Star dated Monday 11th May and to provide some more information to your readers. Frank is correct in his assessment of the international market for Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) and in his view that we have an abundance of coconuts.…

Vote West Papua for MSG

Dear Editor – My good people of Solomon Islands, I write to appeal to you all to render your support for our Melanesian brothers and sisters of West Papua by calling on our Prime Minister and his government to cast their vote in support of their application to be a member of Melanesian Spearhead Group…

Recognise your Limit

Dear Editor – Allow me space to briefly comment on statements made by Jonathan Tohuika in the Solomon Star issue 09/05/2015 in relation to the Bintang Borneo mining operation in ward three (3) Central West Rennell and also his brave accusation of Anthony Tamaika. Land owners of Labagu Village that involved in the mining operation…

FAO here

Dear Editor – I am very pleased to learn that the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has signed an agreement with the Solomon Islands Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock to aid sustainable agriculture and rural development. With the establishment of a country office the FAO will be better placed to give…

Crowded houses

Dear Editor – Many thanks for giving me space to express my views on your paper. First and foremost I would like to salute and congratulate the West Makira MP Derick Manu’ari and his team for his heroism in challenging MPs tax free salary payments. Further still I would like to express my special gratitude…

Review of Konggulai water source lease

Dear Editor – Review of Konggulai water source after every four years is long overdue since 1995. Successive persons holding the post of commissioner of lands and management of SIWA including successive governments simply ignore the above issues as not important after the first review in 1991. The Konggulai land owners and the registered trustees…

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…