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Message #425 | 30-Jan-09, 16:55:45, GMT +10 | Perplexed
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Ken & Stacey

Congratulations for pegging the first milestone…..passing the first 100 members mark! It simply goes to show how popular and useful the website has become not only to the Banabans but also to the Non-Banabans who have taken your interest to heart. Looking forward to your achieving the next 100 registrations in no time.

Thank you Ken for clearing the mysterious air and saving your readers (especially the voters in the forth-coming election) from being opinionated in the wrong direction. It is so very saddening indeed to learn of such well-intentioned and heart-felt gestures by Ruth Rawson's contributions being abused by 'politik' (dirty politics). I think apologies are appropriate in these circumstances.

I have this funny feeling this could be part of the answer to your prayers for the coming election that voters are given that more time to 'look deeper into the hearts' of campaigning candidates. That little bit more time will also allow the candidates to show the voters their true colours.

The postponement of the impending election of Rabi Council of Leaders seem to struck a common chord with commenting members of the Banaban Voice. Most if not all looked up for "Divine Blessings and Guidance". Some even went to the extent of declaring their faith and asserting that it is according to God's Will that delays did take place to give Banabans more time to seek His Will in prayer to make the right choice of members to take up the RCL roles. It is indeed pleasing to know Banabans, do not only value greatly their identity, traditions and customs but they also hold at the highest regard Christian faith, principles and values. The rather instant and united dependence on the The Almighty God somewhat reminds me of what Mother Theresa once said:-

People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centred.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spent years creating, others could destroy overnight.
Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

Perplexed (NZ)

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Comment by Sisilia Akosita on May 8, 2009 at 1:31pm
Dear Ken & Stacey

Bula and Ko na mauri!!

The Rabi Island councilors had being appointed and elected 2-3weeks ago and I would like to thank all who had elected them to lead and monitor the Banaban welfare. I hope and pray that all those who elected will bring happiness to our registered banaban people especially bringing developments to the island of Rabi and try to get scholarships for the young generations on the island.

Congratulations once again for all the newly elected councilors and more especially to the new elected Chairman.

Ko raba
Comment by Ken Sigrah on February 1, 2009 at 3:30pm
#426 | 01-Feb-09, 14:31:40, GMT +10 | Perplexed

Hi Ken !

Appreciate your comments and totally agree to mark the file with a big "N/F/A" meaning that there is no further action required on the matter. Ruth, despite whatever happened, knew all along that the truth will always prevail. It was never between her and the politicians anyway. It was between her and LOVE for friends (God is LOVE therefore it was really between her and God)

Surfing along, I noted the introduction by a gentleman called Ioio from the States. Just the way he fired through with his intro makes me wonder how many out there are similarly fired up? He has been mentored no doubt as a decendant from the Isle of Rocks (Ba-n-aba) and as he stated, his patriotic inner feelings have been rekindled. If indeed this is the general response to the Banaban Voice by the younger and up-coming generation, you and Stacey deserve a good time out to enjoy that pleasant sense of accomplishment.

Best Wishes!

Perplexed (NZ)
Comment by Ken Sigrah on February 1, 2009 at 1:00am
Thanks Perplexed for your words of encouragement and support to the Banabans and to our friends who do not deserve this sort of dirty politics. Some people just don't have the consideration for others and if that is the case and become our leaders where do you think our people (Banabans) will end up. That is one easy one for you to answer. Anyway I have closed the matter and hope that our young Banaban generation will learn from this and never to be reapeated again. Cheers. ken


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