The Isabel Officers of the Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) in Honiara commemorate their Provincial 36th Second Appointed Day Anniversary over the weekend with refreshments and entertainments at the far west of Honiara city.
Speaking during the Anniversary celebration, Guest of Honour, CSSI Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi acknowledge the Isabel Correctional Officers Interim Chairman, Committees, Invited Guests, Correctional family members, Ranks and Files of Isabel with great respect and honour to commemorate this significant event of the Province with the theme “Our Island, Our Pride and Our Future”.
“The Provincial Anthem reminds us on our beloved island, guided by restless sea, enrich with heavenly blessing from corner to corner, our beloved isle Isabel. Our beloved island we live, clans, tribes and diverse races, together we live and toil, united with join and build our beloved isle Isabel. God the Almighty Father bless our home, our people, our land, love, peace, prosperity commend as together we march to build our beloved isle Isabel”, says Manelusi.
“We have to start act now to swift our young generation’s mindset in the values, beliefs and culture in the context of Isabel Province and nation Solomon Islands, our greatness as a nation has depended on our sense of mutual respects for each other and of mutual responsibility. The idea that everybody has a prize in our respective provinces”.
Manelusi emphasized, I expect you to put your best effort into everything you do and I expect great things from each of you, so don’t let yourself, your family, your province, your country depressed but make us all proud. The challenges we have around the globe is on leadership, we need a leader who has the courage, character and collaborations.
He add this is our time to make a mark on history and reflect on how far we progress for the last 36 years as a Province. Our time to write a new chapter in the Isabel history. Our time to grow our Isabel province and how we can contribute to our country that is welcoming and caring, more prosperous and more just than a place we grew up.
“May be one day if our children get the chance to stand where we are and look back at the beginning of the 21st Century, they can say that this was the time when Isabel Province renewed its purpose for Solomon Islands as one nation, one people and one future”, says Manelusi.
Meanwhile Interim Chairman of Isabel Correctional Officers Mr Jason Maro do record word of thanks to the Guest of Honour CSSI Commissioner, Invited Guests, Isabel correctional families and friends who are present.
Maro said, the theme speaks well for itself and we who are here today reflects the pride of our Province, our leaders, our cultural norms and shared values as we celebrate our 36th Anniversary.
“We must re-examine and re-evaluate our thinking, our plans and our actions to meet the current challenges facing Isabel province, our wards, our communities and our villages”. Says Maro.