Kava farmers in Malaita & loans

Dear Editor – I read the letter to the Editor of the Solomon Times Online last week written by someone named Sammy Junior Cena from West Kwara’ae. He wrote, and I quote. “In a society where a large percentage of youths want to go entrepreneurial, that is, striving to enter in entrepreneurship perhaps specifically want…

Qantas prepare to launch intern’l flights

Dear Editor – Knowing that Tourism Solomon Islands is hosting a summit on Friday in Honiara to promote domestic travel amidst the coronavirus problems still affecting many countries in the world and the consequential drop in tourist visitors to the Solomon Islands, I came across an article written and posted last week by Andrew Curran…

PNG loses its founding father

Dear Editor – “You will never be ready until you start doing something,” (The late Sir Michael Somare). Papua New Guineans are mourning the loss of the man who was the central figure in the country’s passage to independence. Sir Michael Somare passed away last week in Port Moresby after being diagnosed with advanced pancreatic…

Tourism in focus summit

Dear Editor – This Friday in Honiara, Tourism Solomons will host a summit with Solomon Islands industry leaders to those from the ministry, airline and tourism office, local hoteliers, other accommodation operators, transport providers, and tour companies – all working towards fully agreed, fully aligned set objectives in order to focus on the opportunities domestic…

Public servant repositioned

Dear Editor – I refer to the article in the press recently where a Public servant has been repositioned because his activities were obviously corrupt.  Why wasn’t the matter referred to the Police for investigation or if he admitted wrongdoing terminated from the Public Service?  The money was either our money via taxes and the…

Mamae and Sore must resign

Dear Editor – The recent documents posted in the island sun by Steven Maki in response to Wilson Maemae’s call for him to produce legal documents to validate his call for Maemae and Rence Sore to resign from their post, is evidently to the extent that I can agree that the call for Maemae and…

The enduring faith

Dear Editor – As even time swiftly developments in Bangkok where I have found a home for many years since leaving the Solomon Islands as long ago as 1999, I reflected on the many countries I was privileged to have served in as a policeman since 1959 and decided to turn to U Tube on…

Banana flour has commercial benefits 

Dear Editor – The Member of Parliament (MP) for North West Guadalcanal, Bodo Dettke has received widespread praise from the public for producing flour from green bananas.  Last weekend Mr. Dettke launched and introduced one of his constituency’s new innovative products – the Banana flour products. “I will find a commercial way for banana farmers…