God must be loved for Himself

Welcome to the ‘Thought for the Week’ column as we venture into this New Year, 2018. Last week, we read and hear from all media outlets of a leader of a cult movement who made a prophecy to his followers and not fulfilled. The leader of this so-called movement and others similar movements used the…

Voters registration in Choi, West

Dear Editor – In December 2017 the Electoral Commission has launched a voters’ registration exercise for the Choiseul and Western provinces. There were registration officers being recruited and engaged to conduct the registration. However, the exercise has caught many of the rural people by surprise. This is because there was no prior awareness or consultation.…

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…

Coaches to national teams

Dear Editor – This is my comment on the above issue discussed in one of the soccer groups on Facebook. I agree with the idea of empowering our local coaches to be National Coach in our National Teams. However, my conviction is that any coach appointed needs to successfully complete the OFC B licence one…

Bus fare

Dear Editor – This is a reminder to our bus owners who tried to increase their bus fare to $5. Remember that you will never be satisfied because “Your Desire is infinite, and the things you desire is finite”. In other words “our craving hearts will never be satisfied because our desire has no limit…