Micronesian presidents and six governors from around the region are on Saipan for the 13th Micronesian Chief Executives Summit, which opened Wednesday.
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I don't get it. The President is sounding like a broken record. One written by advisers and paid outside consultants at that. It's one thing to speak on "climate change issues" when in related venues, but it shouldn't be the agenda on every platform...especially when dealing with local issues.
At the Saipan meeting other "Chiefs" put domestic issue of high energy costs, health care, work initiatives, militarization, and quality of life as most important.
While back in the Marshalls, recent updates on MDG progress and other indicators show continued RMI domestic issues which need desperatre, immediate attention.
It is easy to address issues which we can do little about, except blame other nations.
It takes inspired leadership and determination to deal with everyday problems...especially before they reach crisis level...
Which is usually when the RMI wakes up and does something.
"Promoting more information disclosure by the public service, rather than secrecy which may allow corruption to be hidden" - from Nitijela UN Workshop Outcomes Statement, Feb. 17, 2011
I wished we have this type of Leadership in the Current Admin. These guys don't fit, as you stated, They got no leadership skill.
The truth is that our current Admin is not at that level yet, another word, they are not smart enough to represent or to lead our small country period.
Whoever wrote the speech to made the President look/sound like a jack ass, I say, shame on you. I hope itâ€™s not my senator from Ebon.
What GLOBAL WARMING has to do with the current issues our small country has and need immediate results. Tell me what in the world the small islands in the pacific could do for our people when Majol sinks. I donâ€™t think Global Warming was an appropriate topic to discuss during this event. This particular issue need to be addressed during International Summit, where BIGGER COUNTRIES ARE INVOLVED, like USA, CHINA, EUROPE, etc., and not during such summit where LITTLE BITTY ISLANDS gathered. Small Islands in the pacific canâ€™t help because they donâ€™t have enough space to accomdate us.
The other thing is that we need change, I mean BIG change, How to we do that? 1- Old School guys need to step down and let the young men and women lead our small country. As you and I both know, most of you who donâ€™t like whatâ€™s going on back home-- are capable and talented young men and women with bright ideas who are ready to lead our small country in the right direction. 2- Show that you care about our people by running for upcoming elections. Be creative and be able set new policy unlike UDP. If you have leadership/management skill with a BA/BS, I guaranteed you can do better job than the old timers.
I currently reside in Springdale AR, but when I see great numbers of officials coming here for no reason - it make me sick in the stomach and want blow my brain with an IED. Why come here and waste government funds when we have Carmen Chong Gum who represented them. They can go to their meeting in DC then go straight back to the Islands. We donâ€™t need RMI officials here. The Marshallese community here could use the funds they wasted i.e., preparation for May Day and other important occasion involved the community.
edited by: Neen_JekEiin, Jun 25, 2010 - 09:48 PM
Nen-Jekein, you really sound like the original Neen Jekein, the old blind man who lived in Jaluit few decades back. Although he was blind, he knew everyone on the island by the sound of their voice. Nobody can trick him 'cause he knows and can talk real talk like you. I hope you are related to him?
I usually disagree with Wanted but this time she is on the money.
Look at current cabinet. Most are the same ministers who ran RMI for the last decade in UDP. Ruben, Brenson, Matt, John, Nidel.
It must be smelling stale in cabinet these days. How we can expect new ideas and new direction from same cast of characters?
A couple of the new kids on the block in cabinet are okay but in my book these five dudes "gotsta go".
Broken record is the good way to describe it.
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