Honiara : 14 December 2016
Letter to the Editor, Solomon Star and Island Sun Newspaper.
The report this week that Guadalcanal Province has pulled another rabbit out of the hat with the signing of a Labour Mobility agreement with Canada to facilitate up to 350 of its job-ready graduates to be employed in hotel jobs in British Columbia created another historical and praiseworthy initiative for the Guadalcanal Provincial Government.
During the signing of the agreement by Premier Anthony Veke, which took place in Vancouver, he said the agreement will further help to improve the lives of Guadalcanal people by opening up job opportunities in Canada.
It is understood that the agreement will, will allow employees to go from Guadalcanal for a 4-month work term in the Canadian hotel sector.
Most recently, Amelia Muse and Careka Volly from Guadalcanal were employed as seasonal workers for four months in Saskatchewan where they proved to be ambassadors for Guadalcanal and displayed excellent work skills.
Premier Veke said it was the intention to deploy others from Guadalcanal to Canada so they could earn money and learn new skills at the same time. He also said when the workers return home they would then be able to use the money they had earned abroad to support their families and to contribute to the economic development of the Province and the nation,
Congratulations, therefore, to the Guadalcanal Provincial Government for this initiative and congratulations, too, to Amelia and Careka for being worthy Guadalcanal citizens while overseas.