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Letters To The Editor, 07 June, 2015

Letters To The Editor, 07 June, 2015
June 07
08:36 2015

Felix Anthony

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

After all that is said we now know that Felix Anthony is a fictionist!

I’m surprised he continues with such antics, especially after he failed miserably at the last elections.

Why he still remains in existence baffles me!

My suggestion

Wise Muavono, Lautoka

Castration would surely deter would-be rapists wanting to commit the unforgivable act. That is my suggestion to counter the rising number of sexual offences in the country. My second suggestion I shall not write because it won’t be printed.

Council election

Amenatave Yaconisau, Suva

Why has it taken an awful lot of time for the Ministry of Local Government and the Electoral Commission to run town council elections given the vast number of rate payers in this country?

The reason offered by the Minister is that they are still reviewing the Local Government Act and it’s almost nine months since our last elections.As I write this letter the Special Administrator and Minister of Local Government are making decisions on all council matters instead of elected councillors. Is this participatory democracy we claim ourselves to be?

There is no elected representatives (councillors) of the people nor is there strategic plan in place with rate payers input.

They are the most affected by these projects and are expected to pay council rates to maintain service.

We must continue towards a path of popular governance or do we adopt participatory democracy when it suits us?

Let’s not deny the ratepayers rights under section 23(2) of the 2013 Constitution.

FIFA saga

Sukha Singh, Labasa

What happened in FIFA happens everywhere.

Look at FFA, the former president was there for over 20 years and would have been still there today had he not run away from Fiji.

I know of an organisation where one man is holding three positions and nobody in that organisation has been able to do anything at all.

My advice to people like Sepp Blatter would have been to make your money and enjoy it before it is too late.

 Job-seekers

Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu

The Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relationship has openly admitted that its data base is staggering with job seekers, or in another common term – unemployment.

It’s a problem to any elected government anywhere in the world. President Obama is facing the same issue.

A lot of job-seekers lose out on opportunities when expatriates are being brought in, or already employed people seem to move to other ventures without giving chances to others who are unemployed.

Many investors seem to compete on workers depending on experience and honesty status, which can only be proved through being already employed.

For university students, at certain stages, they do attachment work with an establishment to gain experience, but a very low percentage of them are accepted after the academic duration is completed.

We should put laws in place to safe guard these issues.

Church Age

Lawrence Narayan, Suva

Brother Osea S Naisau seems to be confused with his own identity as well as with the scriptures of the Bible. Firstly he quotes scriptures from the Bible which he finds difficult to follow for example he quoted in support of Ephesians 3:5 –“There is one body and one Spirit even as ye are called in one hope of your calling. One Lord one Faith, one Baptism.”

Here the Bible explains how Christians are born into the spiritual “Body of “Christ” by forsaking their birthrights and every other thing they hold dear in their lives (even their own families). However, in his earlier letters, he is fighting for his I-Taukei rights and worldly desires when he is supposed to be identified as one of us in the body of Christ having fully surrendered everything to God – Eph 4:22-24.

Secondly, he claims the office of the prophets and apostles as well as all the spiritual gifts are in operation in our day and age by quoting Eph 4:11. It is clear from this that he is unaware of the remaining verses from 14-16.  Here it teaches us that we are already transformed from the childlike attitude (early church age) to mature adults (later in Paul’s generation) working closely together with Christ.

None of the Spiritual gifts in Eph 4, Rom 12, or 1 Cor. 12 are in operation today as the foundation has been laid for all men to be made perfect in Christ Jesus – Colossians 1:25-27. Christian workers in the body of Christ today are merely building upon the already established foundation of prophets and apostles. Faithful and honest Christians today understand what is complete to proceed with ministering to the church this fellowship of the “Mystery” in this “Laodicean” church age – Eph 3:9.

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