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2016: Beacon Of Hope For Humble Residents

2016: Beacon Of Hope For Humble  Residents
Tomasi Savaqava sells his produce on busy Grantham Road, Raiwaqa. Photo: Roneel Karthik
December 31
10:30 2015

The New Year holds countless meanings. For many, a resolution is what they begin with, hoping that they somehow do not break them.

For others it means letting bygones be bygones, closing the hatchet and starting anew.

And for many more, Government has brought a new ray of hope for 2016.

Fiji Sun took to the Raiwaqa squatter settlement yesterday and asked three humble dwellers what they thought about the New Year.

Virendra Singh is a physically challenged resident at the Raiwaqa squatter settlement.

He looks forward to welcoming the New Year quietly at home with loved ones.

He said he has not planned much for the New Year yet but he is excited about the reduction in VAT which comes into effect next year.

The reduction will be beneficial for those living in poverty.

Another resident at the settlement, Samuela Cola said, 2016 will bring a new joy in his life as he awaits the birth of his new-born.

For Tomasi Savaqava, a roadside seller at the settlement says he hopes to receive some assistance from Government.

He wishes to operate a steady market stall to enable him to sell his goods.

Being an elderly, he hopes the coming year will bring him some luck.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

roneel.karthik@fijisun.com.fj

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