GPAs

Dear Editor – I understand the Ministry of Education is in the process of releasing names of scholarship recipients to the public. As a parent, I am asking the ministry that each scholarship recipient should have his or her GPA published besides his or her name. This is so that the public could see whether…

Doctor tired

Dear Editor – Early this month, a relative was referred from a rural clinic in one of the islands in the Western province for further medical check up at the Gizo hospital. The patient was found to have a medical condition by a visiting nurse from Honiara who was on vacation. So the nurse then…

Youth and development

Dear Editor – Solomon Islands has a young population and its rapid population growth rate means this trend will continue in the coming years. This presents a lot of challenges in terms of providing education and health services, risks in terms of large cohorts of young people being without income-generating activities, and opportunities for businesses…

Constant bad news

Dear Editor – ‘In reporting confidence comes with truth not spin.” Some years ago, I recall reading an article by a young Irish journalist, Seamus Conboy, writing in the ‘’The Journal,’ perhaps an Irish publication, when he said: “People have become so accustomed to bad news in recent years that good news is often lost…