Why CEMA is in deep sleep?

Dear Editor – I take the opportunity to acknowledge Jacob Ofasia’s question regarding what CEMA is really doing now as appeared in Solomon Star, issue No. 5594. I believed Jacob’s confusion emanated from his experience of the glory days of CEMA under its commercial trading function when the market network was in placed. These are…

Langalanga festival

Dear Editor – A Friend of mine who attended the shell money festival in the Langalanga Lagoon over the weekend commented that while it was interesting it was not well organised. If it had not been for a private party chartering a boat there would have been no real tourists there apart from the official…

Police for youth market

Dear Editor – Firstly I want to thank and congratulate the Youth at Work, SPC’s hardworking team, for their tireless work in putting on a successful event for the Youths of Solomon Islands. The Youth Market has become something to look forward to every month and it has grown over the months. However, the last…

WHC responds to Haununu

Dear Editor – The West Honiara Council (WHC) would like to affirm its stand that there were voters from other constituencies who have no connection to West Honiara by work, business, community or land, who registered in the constituency. This is evidence that the SIEC must work on. The WHC is certain the more than…

Why is CEMA in deep sleep?

Dear Editor – The current non- improvement and dysfunctioning of Commodities Export Marketing Authority (CEMA) today has made this important statutory organization a sleeping giant despite the fact that coconut and cocoa famers are desperately crying in agony for market outlets with the common agricultural commodities that dominate export and occupied the 90% of rural…