Friday, November 4, 2011

A Masters Degree, referendum results, a resignation

Congratulations to Tiphanie for gaining her masters degree despite the difficulties she faced during the final months. She has just returned from sea and already has the date for her next trip which is the 14th November, a quick turn around for her. She says she has brought in a strange looking fish similar to a barracuda that she was unable to identify herself, it will be interesting to see what it is.
The referendum results were as we thought with the islands retaining the two constituencies. The camp had a very high turn out of 70% showing how concerned camp residents are about a single constituency. Camp residents voted over whelmingly to keep the two constituencies with 84% saying no to the single consituency and 16% saying yes. In Stanley only 39% of residents voted with 50.2% saying yes to a single constituency and 49.8% saying yes. Christophers opinion is that it is going to come back and bite us in the arse. He believes that there will now be a move to change the make up of the legislature from its current form of 3 camp councillors and 5 Stanley councillors to 2 for camp and 6 for Stanley and that ultimately we will be worse of then having a single constituency. We will see.
Today we have had another resignation from our legislative council. This has nothing to do with yesterdays referendum but means that this will be the third by election within the two years of this council.
On the farm Christopher has helped his father butcher the beef. He has also continued with the garden and now has all the potatoes planted. I have continued with painting the exterior of the front porch. Bruce has been away fishing and is now cooking us mullet for supper.
Shaun is away contract shearing until the 15th and Tanya is in Stanley haircutting.
Lastly what has happened to my spell check. Plus

I can no longer see my pictures when I load them just a lot of google de goop meaning I can no longer write under them even though they show up fine on the blog?

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to your daughter. She can breathe easily now and get on with her career.

    I wonder is she has a rather exotic fish that is not well know. Wouldn'y be interesting if it were a Coelacanth. They were thought to have gone extint 65 million years ago until a fisherman caught one off the coast of Africa in 1938. It seem we still do not know about everything in the sea.

    It seems the status quo won out in the referendum. I am surprised there was such a low turnout in town.