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Letters To The Editor 11th August, 2017

Letters To The Editor 11th August, 2017
Letters to The Editor
August 11
12:36 2017

Let the festival begin

Spencer Robinson, Suva

The much anticipated Vodafone Hibiscus Festival 2017, considered as the ‘Mother of all Festivals’, has begun.

This annual event is one never to be missed because there are numerous activities, dance showcase, food and other merchandise stalls just to name a few.

However, to others the festival is perhaps a meeting place for friends and families to enjoy what the event has to offer for the week.

It is also a time for students to take the much needed break from the confines of classroom learning.

Apart from this, the high rate of home robberies is prominent especially during the week of the Hibiscus Festival.

The mass movement of people from Nausori to Suva to be part of the annual event provides the opportune time for robbers to strike their homes.

Hence, it is advisable that our homes and flats are not abandoned to these nocturnal robbers but for some family members to be at home for the purpose of security.

It’s better to have turns attending the event then to have our homes and flats robbed.

Let us all have a great week ahead while at the same time being vigilant and responsible citizens ensuring that we have civic pride by not littering our environment.



Gay Maxwell, Sigatoka

It amuses me greatly to hear the comments of people regarding pot holes, gravel roads etc.

They are obsessed, instead of being grateful for what we now have, and how much work is involved; they complain about everything!

Fifty years ago, we travelled from Suva to Nadi on a gravel road, just to visit friends for the weekend. From Pacific Harbour, we who worked on the building of it, drove to Suva and back on a gravel road, to go to dinner and dancing.

We may see a vehicle with a flat tyre parked on the side of the road or a vehicle broken down. But we never saw an accident. People knew how to drive then, and especially knew how to handle bad roads.

When I sat for my driving test in Navua, the testing officer took me driving on a gravel hill, and made me stop and take off again on the gravel hill, without skidding. I passed because we were taught how to drive properly, and we did drive properly.

It seems that now there are not only those who do not know how to drive properly and safely, but a lot who do not know how to drive a car with manual transmission.


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