Scoop Audio: Interview with John Roughan on the Solomon Islands
Interview by Yasmine Ryan
Image by Jason Dorday
From Assignment in Honiara
Scoop Audio: Dr John Roughan, originally from New York, has resided in Honiara for the past 48 years. He is an active member of
civil society in the Solomon Islands and a vocal commenter. He also runs the Solomon Islands Development Trust. In this
audio interview, he discusses his reaction to the resignation of Snyder Rini (that morning) and on the riots.
Additionally, he gives some background to Solomon Islands politics and society in general, emphasising that the fabric
of society in most villages remains intact and that the Solomons are not the ‘basket case’ that some claim.