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…

Time to say enough is enough

THE Parliamentary Entitlements Commission (PEC) is at it again. As though they have not awarded enough yet to the Members of Parliament, this year PEC has given the MPs tax free salaries, life-time pension, and a 3.5% pay rise. It was only two years ago that PEC increased MPs terminal grant from $100,000 to $400,000.…

Fire tragedy..

Dear Editor – Allow me first, to share my condolence to the family who have lost their (as described by neighbours) beautiful children. My heart goes out to them and I pray that the God of comfort fill these empty spaces in that family. While the blame game maybe played among family members right now…

Apology to Lomo

Dear Editor – On behalf of LB Construction Company we wish to take this opportunity to apologize for the allegations against you in our report in the last weekends Solomon Star and Island Sun Newspapers. We have found out that we were misinformed by two staff on the $100,000 money allegedly to be paid to…

Choiseul needs passenger boat

Dear Editor – Solomon Islands is a country with scattered islands. Choiseul Island is one of these islands that is far from the capital, Honiara, or other neighbouring islands. There is a need for the people to travel to Honiara or other islands for business, education, health services, social services and the only means of…