I, Andrew, was a patient with disease different from the rest, called the SOS. It disrupted my physical activities if I over exerted. My mother was a scientist and she was not afraid of experimenting on her only son, ten years of age. I was excited as well. The leader of the crew James was taking rounds to make sure everyone was in their cabin assigned for each family. There were around fifty families on board the shuttle. Everyone seemed scared and tensed because it was something man was experimenting for the very first time. The shuttle doors automatically started to slowly slide shut as each cabin door closed. My mother, Anne has assigned a tutor for me who was a retired scientist with extra sensory perception. He was going to teach me about earth while we were away and read stories from the holy book. We had a super market cabin for shopping and a cafe cabin for leisure. I often heard serious conversation coming from the conference cabin where all the senior staff members were designing strategies to keep the fifty families in comfort. Doctors were seen examining patients before the take-off. With the final announcement, everybody went to their assigned cabin and we heard a loud roaring sound of the engine before it took off in space. There was complete silence for some time. Then I don’t remember anything after that. We all had probably died. The next thing I remember was being in bed with mom sitting next to me talking to my tutor-cum-god father about my health. I asked mom what time it was and she announced slowly that according to the earth it was twelve in noon but the this time was showing in everybody’s watch for the past twenty years! My heart stopped for a split second and then before I could question this ambiguous fact uttered by mom, the tutor, John, told me that we were all injected a special drug that was designed to wake us when we reached near an island. “Come I’ll show from the windowpane,” he said and lifted me from the bed and placed me in the wheel chair. “But why were we injected that drug? Wouldn’t growing up on the shuttle have been fun?” I began to argue and just when my mother tried to change the topic John said to her, “I’ll handle from here.” I knew that John and I would be best friends. He told me that the drugged saved a lot of resources that we would have exhausted in twenty years. He slyly added “Plus, aren’t you glad we all look the same even after so many years? Bet you know how a thirty year old feels like?” He laughed as the expressions on my face changed into that of recently discovering something new! We returned to the cabin where he placed me back in the bed and told me to wait for him. No sooner than he left there was a loud crashing sound heard from the outer walls of the shuttle. I heard everyone screaming and shouting for help. John and Anne returned to the cabin in a state of frenzy. An urgent announcement was heard beckoning people to return to their cabins and clear the corridors. The shuttle was shaking very badly. It was like death approaching us in slow motion. I thought this time it would be real. We all will die and the News strip back on earth would run the breaking new “The experimental shuttle crashed in space, thousands die.” While I cynically thought of our end, we heard another
Name The Tuwalakuwla Islands I was never so excited to be getting on board a space shuttle with a large group of people. This space shuttle was especially designed to take all those people on earth who had some psychological disorder or the other, in search of another planet or island beyond earth that would provide them with the nourishment they needed…
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Soon, several other countries began to insist possession of the several other tiny atolls and islands in the region. From the 1990s until the current times, the international dispute continues. There were instances when the risks of armed confrontation became more serious, a result of the fact that each of the claimants have stationed troops in the islands and atolls that they have claimed as theirs respectively.
And 30 years later, these offshore financial centers (OFCs) were already in the focus of leading states, who accused OFCs in various misdemeanours from sponsoring financial crises, undermining development by allowing the peculation of aid budgets to eroding tax bases.
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"Australia provided substantial assistance to the Solomon Islands in the wake of unrest in 2000. Australia facilitated ceasefire and peace talks and led an International Peace Monitoring Team which supported implementation of a peace agreement. Australia is helping the Solomon Islands Government address continuing problems of lawlessness and economic decline." (Year book, Australia, 2005, P.
Today, they differ in economic conditions, political processes, and social structure.
Prior to the European discovery at the beginning of the 16th century, Amerindians, Arawaks, and Caribs inhabited all three islands. Cuba was discovered by Columbus and was the first to be heavily influenced by the arrival of the Europeans.
However, since the end of World War II, and the withdrawal of Japanese troops from the area, the Spratly Islands have become the focus of international attention, as they have become prized for their natural resource potential. Oil and gas reserves as well as fishing rights have been claimed by some of the developing nations of the area.
to the Solomon Islands, Australia’s diplomatic relations with this nation has a great influence in the peace keeping process in the South Pacific region. “Australia provided substantial assistance to the Solomon Islands in the wake of unrest in 2000. Australia facilitated