Manila— Ernest Hemingway was said to have spent time in coffee shops writing. I read up somewhere his story about how he went to a pleasant and warm coffee shop, ordered a cafe au lait and started writing after he took out a notebook and pen from his coat. My favorite Hemingway, “A Farewell to Arms,” was probably written in parts and pieces during his stay in his favorite haunts -- which are bars and cafes. I can picture him better in a cafe. It must have been cold because it
Solomon Islands National Parliament Foreign Relations Committee conducts a public hearing in Marau, East Guadalcanal, April 2009, as part of a review of RAMSI Photo by David Kusilifu via DFAT/Flickr After a public, protracted, and somewhat torturous process, the government of Solomon Islands last week decided to sever ties with Taiwan in favor of the People’s Republic of China. Days later, in sharp juxtaposition, Kiribati suddenly broke ties with Taiwan too, catching everyone
New York-- As world leaders converge in New York Monday for the UN Climate Action Summit, the President of the Marshall Islands has indicated her government's intention to seek Parliamentary approval to declare a national climate crisis in the Pacific nation.
Dr Hilda Heine, will make the announcement in her keynote address at the opening of the Climate Action Summit tomorrow.
In anticipation of that, the Marshall Islands convened a meeting of the Coalition of Atoll Na
Our island has serious problems. There is a growing “meth driven’ crime wave that is getting more invasive, and more violent every day. We have an education crisis where our schools are literally falling apart around the students. We have a rapidly expanding healthcare crisis and our chronic disease rates for heart attacks, strokes, cancer, and diabetes take their toll on our population. No one likes to talk about it, especially politicians who run the government in a way the
The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific on Friday awarded a $178 million firm-fixed price contract to Black Construction Corp. for housing project at Andersen Air Force Base, bringing to more than $1 billion the total amount of contracts awarded for Guam projects this month. According to NAVFAC Public Affairs Office, the Black Construction contract covers the replacement of Andersen Housing Phases I, II and III at Naval Support Activity Andersen.
“The work to be
The Spanish Navy Frigate Mendez Nunez is re-tracing the voyage of the Magellan-Elcano circumnavigation of the world 500 years ago as part of their current deployment that brought them to U.S. Naval Base Guam Sept. 15.
Cmdr. Antonio Gonzalez Del Tanago de la Lastra, commanding officer of the Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate, explained that Guam is one of many important port visits and that this is part of the mission to do what Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan did in 151