Passing of a great leader

WE join the nation to mourn the sudden passing of Dr John Roughan. Dr Roughan died yesterday after he collapsed while attending the annual general meeting of Development Exchange Service (DSE) in Honiara. Originally from New York, United States of America, Dr Roughan arrived in the Solomon Islands in October 1956 as a Marist priest.…

True champion of villages

I WISH to join my colleague Dr Transform Aqorau (SST5315), or he has happily beaten me first, in paying my sincerest tribute to a great leader I respect most. His passing away was a shock to me when I was told of the news after work Thursday night. I was lost for words as my…

Tomorrow is a girl

WHEN girls are not assured the same opportunities as boys, whether one speaks of the level of ones’ education or which profession one would like to pursue, we as families, villages, societies and nations are short-changing ourselves. For when girls suffer such realities, economies deprive themselves of half their potential professionals — scientists, innovators, socio-economic…