28 January 2023
The Solomon Islands, like in many other countries, is just emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, tourism is starting to show some early results, business slowly picking up, but the national economy remains depressed and jobs are few and far between.
I realise for many life remains hard and especially for those suffering from illness, loss of loved ones, as I am over the passing of my only beloved son, but I think especially at this time of all those needing medical assistance and treatment, such as those with rheumatic heart disease and in particular about the 13 year old child of a Malaitan family said to have brain cancer and who’s parents have launched a “Go Fund Me” scheme to try and get enough money together to have their daughter referred for medical examination and possible treatment offshore.
A view that I hold is that one who reaches high office should especially be compassionate and caring for the needs of others less fortunate than themselves and it would be my hope that those who now occupy the status of “high office” at home in the Solomon Islands will consider it a duty to offer help to others and particularly to the parents of the 13 year old girl needing to get their daughter to a hospital outside the SI as soon as possible.
Let us, as a society, care about others more than it seems we do, about ethics, about justice and love of the community.
Let us flip the switch and become more caring as a society and personally and the norm.