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Wednesday, 29 February 2012






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THOUGHT for the Day

If progress is to be steady we must have long term guides extending far ahead
                      - Dwight D. Eisenhower


Steady implementation of LLRC recommendations - Part II:

Massive development in the North

Economic development continues to play a pivotal role in the reconciliation process and the return to normalcy. Massive infrastructure and development programmes are underway in the former conflict-affected areas of the Northern and Eastern Provinces. The government has embarked upon 27 donor assisted projects of which 23 are implemented in the North and the East to develop infrastructure including housing, roads, bridges, schools, hospitals and irrigation schemes, valued at approximately USD 201 million for the year 2011 alone,

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The Human Dimension

Don’t our children matter to us anymore?

Personally, I find any news unpalatable when it is about a missing child. Last week was a lot more unpalatable; a five year old boy had been abused beyond all accepted norms and died as a result of his injuries.

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George Clooney, Mary Foster and Anagarika Dharmapala

In the film ‘The Descendants’, George Clooney plays the descendant of a Hawaiian princess and a ‘Haole’ (white foreigner), who is the sole trustee of a vast ancestral holding of land on the island of Kaua’i and who has to decide what to do with it: most of his relatives want to develop it as a tourist resort.

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