Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare
Blessed Easter greetings my fellow Solomon Islanders at home and abroad.
Easter is here again. It gives us new hope for new life.
I begin by congratulating all Solomon Islanders on the festivity of this year’s Eastertide. We rejoice together in celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Easter means many things to different people, but to us, it signifies the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, redemption over condemnation, and hope over despair, and an enduring hope for humanity.
Today, I wish you all God’s peace that is beyond human understanding, as you gather with your families, loved ones, and friends over the Easter weekend to remember our Lord’s sacrificial death and resurrection.
On behalf of my family and my Government, I extend best wishes to our Christian community and to the entire nation for a Happy and Holy Easter 2022.
Hallelujah! Christ our Lord has risen!
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a message of new beginnings, renewed hope, restoration and salvation for humanity.
Fellow citizens, the last 12 months has been the toughest for our nation. COVID 19 has seriously affected our economy, export earnings and revenue. All of us had felt this new level of pain like never before.
In these challenging and uncertain times, I pray that you experience the peace and love of our never-failing God this Easter.
Fellow citizens, it is more than two years now since our beloved country felt the impact of the global COVID 19 pandemic. Many have experienced the suffering and hardship that is caused by this virus and many still suffer as celebrate Easter this year.
In spite of the hardship that we experienced in the past few years, there is no doubt that this Easter season remains special. It is a time to remember Christ’s sacrificial love and triumph over sin and death.
Fellow Solomon Islanders, eternal life is our gift from God when we accept in His gift to us, His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Saviour.
As we celebrate the resurrection of our risen Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, let us lift our Prayers of Praise and Thanksgiving to our Great God, He has been our Captain and our Guide throughout this year.
The message of Easter also reminds us of the demonstration of God’s sacrificial love for us. In our context, Solomon Islands owes its current state of peace, security, and economic wellbeing to the timely support from members of our Pacific family led by Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and New Zealand during the darkest days in our short history as a nation.
We are also grateful to our other bilateral partners, Japan, People’s Republic of China, United Kingdom, United States, and our many regional and international organisations.
We pray for God’s blessing and protection to our frontliners manning our international borders, laboratories, quarantine stations and isolation centres and their families as they continue to protect our people and our country.
We thank God for our development partners as they continue to support and assist our people and country.
To our churches, thank you for continually uplifting the hopes of our people through your continued prayers, praise, and worship.
To members of my Cabinet, and the Government Caucus, thank you for the unity and solidarity that has allowed our government to continue to serve and protect our country and our people.
To all our families, thank you for all your enduring support and prayers in our service to our nation.
We are reminded of the Easter Message that if we fix our eyes on the Almighty God, and trust Him, He will bless us, He will guide us, and He will protect us under his wings. He will give us His peace.
Let me close by once again, wishing you all a Blessed Easter season. I also wish a Blessed Easter to:
The Governor General and his family;
The Speaker of the National Parliament and his family;
The Chief Justice and his family;
Cabinet Ministers and backbenchers & their families;
Leader of the Official Opposition Group and his family;
Leader of the Independent Group and his family;
All members of Parliament and your families;
The Attorney General and his family;
All constitutional post holders and your families;
Provincial Premiers, Provincial Speakers, Members of Provincial Governments, Chiefs and Village Elders and all our people in the more than 5000 villages throughout our country and your families.
Government Ministries, Departments, and other Public Offices;
The Leadership of all our Churches and Faith-based organizations;
The Rank and File of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and Correctional Services;
The Judiciary and Legal Services and the Legal Fraternity;
Members of the Diplomatic Corps;
Our Development Partners and Friends;
The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industries and their members;
Our Farmers and Fishermen in our Rural Areas;
Our Shipping Operators, and other Transport Services Providers;
Management and Staff of State-Owned Enterprises (SOE’s) and Authorities;
Multilateral, International and Regional Organisations;
Regional and National NGOs and Community-based Organisations;
Our Pensioners and Retirees; and
All the men, women, boys, and girls throughout the length and breadth of our country;
I also extend my heart-felt Easter greetings to those that are sick and are in our hospitals and Area Health Centres throughout our nation. May the comforting and healing spirit of Jesus Christ give you joy and peace. May you experience His Resurrection power! Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
To our citizens whose rights and freedom have been removed by our laws and are celebrating Easter in all our correctional institutions throughout the country, may the Peace of Jesus of Nazareth who himself suffered on the cross of Calvary strengthen and comfort you.
Fellow Solomon Islanders, I wish you peace as you gather with your families and friends over the four-day Easter weekend.
Once again, on behalf of my family and the DCGA Government I extend best wishes to the Christian community and the entire nation for a holy and happy Easter 2022.
Let me close with a quote from the Book 1 Peter Chapter 1 and verse 3… and I quote…
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
To God be the Glory, Great things He hath done.
May God Richly Bless Solomon Islands during this Easter Season from shore to shore.
We are One People. We are One Nation. We are Solomon Islands. Unified through God and bonded by His Love.