o Mi Harem Se already disgruntled evacuees are calling for a COI, one can but notice the series of complaints coming from many repatriated evacuees regarding spoiled water and destroyed crops, ash everywhere and generally very unpleasant. The Govt. needs to be applauded in part for taking the decision, however the NDMO needs to take stock and learn from the process and work with the various Chairmen of the Ambae communities to make sure that things can be done better next time, because as sure as the sun rises in the east it will be on again. Don’t complain but critique we don’t want people too frightened to make the right decision. Silip!!

o Mi Harem Se someone needs to take responsibility for the road fiasco in the Capital. If it’s the cement company not being prepared to work at night the urban development authority needs to have the power to insist that they do or replace them with someone that will, if it’s RMS then they too need to be told what and when, simply put, our tender documents should never be so naïve in the future and protect the people of Vanuatu not the contractors after all we are the ones paying. Silip!!

o Mi Harem Se finally resolution and blame sharing has ceased over the runway and AVL decided to start the clock ticking last week for 340 days. Seems the hot air coming from the PM’s Office has run out of hydrogen and the blame rests squarely on the Government and AVL for their failure to deliver. One day we may get it right. Silip!!

o Mi Harem Se with the government internally wounded some politicians are concerned as to what is the right thing to do. Do they look after themselves, their parties, their portfolios, cash the cheques [metaphorically speaking of course] or do what’s right for the people who put them there. Shouldn’t be a difficult choice but that’s the hold our current donors and external influences have placed on the MPs of this great sovereign state. When will we realise we need donors and they need us, it is our trade so let’s trade to our benefit not that of only a few but for the whole of Vanuatu. Silip!!

o Mi Harem Se after listening to the 96 BUZZ FM pod cast of an interview done with the Leader of the Opposition Ishmael Kalsakau and former MP Robert Bohn, one realises how serious an issue the whole PACER plus deal is, this technically allows full speed no break open door policy for overseas skilled labour to enter and take their money and leave. Why would a Govt. after telling us they wouldn’t sign, end up signing without a public announcement and a supporting overruling COM decision, talk about a lone wolf policy…Silip!!

o Mi Harem Se VAN2017 is gearing up for the handover of the facilities due at the end of the month with final preparations being undertaken by the VAN2017 team, time is of the essence and everything seems right on track, one thing for sure it will be a great 2 weeks and bring much entertainment to the many who can make it to cheer on our athletes. Our only hope someone realises the security fence need some bends in it or they may just have it fall on a few heads… Silip!!

o Mi Harem Se rain has finally fallen across the archipelago and put a few smiles onto many faces, without rain we don’t have crops and of course for our Friends on Ambae it means a natural cleansing of the ash and toxic dust and a chance to get back to normal after the volcano hiccup.. Silip!!

o Mi Harem Se a member of an overseas donor came to witness first hand the use of their funds and whether they were being ripped or not, according to sources they decided they were being ripped, not good when these comments come from one of our major donors, perhaps it’s time we got more serious about aid and donors and stop seeing them as means for individual personal developments, seriously how much water can you store and how many tents can you sleep under…Silip!!

o Mi Harem Se VAT is set to rise on the first of January 2018, what good will that do when the VAT office is refusing to issue new VAT numbers so as they can register and start contributing back to the economy. Perhaps we have too much revenue or a bit of sabotage, already it has been anonymously reported that the Director of Customs was refused by the Minister of Finance to expand his workforce to offer better and more thorough compliance… at least the Inland Revenue can hold its head up if only the Govt. could just back them up things may be different for all of us…Silip!!

o Mi Harem Se a measly 1.5% was offered up to all VNPF members, why don’t we just put it into the bank and get a set rate, or better still get a really talented trader that can make us some money. How can one applaud a 1.5% interest payment when anyone can do that with his or her eyes closed. What is the benefit of this fund if it is not positive geared? Why keep it, just open a fixed term deposit and let it sit with NBV our Bank… no more COI’s and no more worries, yet supporting our very own bank owned by us the people…now that’s a cool idea Silip!!

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