Amidst stories of political parties not coming to the table, cyclones and thousands of children being relieved from hard labour, people are fighting and striving to make a living. These are probably not the worst of times (the previous dictatorial regime took care of that), but hey are definitely not the best of times. While it is a good thing that child labour and prostitution has seen a sharp decline, this has had a negative effect on household income. The government is cracking down on bad employment opportunities, but is not replacing it with any other viable employment. Instead, it is negatively influencing tourism, job creation and foreign investment - all the good things that the last legal government worked so hard to put in place. Let us continue to pray and to lobby for the right government to rule over and protect the people.