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Letters To The Editor: 5th September, 2017

Letters To The Editor: 5th September, 2017
September 05
11:14 2017

Wailoaloa Beach Rubbish

Tukai Lagonilakeba, Nadi

Vinaka vakalevu to the Fiji Sun’s anti-litter campaign team for exposing the irresponsible dumping of rubbish and waste of all kinds at the Wailoaloa beach area.

This is very sad indeed.

I have, on a few occasions, seen fibreglass boats owned by some of the country’s five-star resorts and hotels anchor out by the beachfront to illegally offload their rubbish at the same spot.

I personally feel that the environment teams of these resorts and hotels must take responsibility to come to the beach and clear away their garbage.

I know of the boatmen who transport these garbage bags and the resorts and hotels they work for.

I have no hesitation to expose the information if they do not stop dumping on our backyard.

Now that I own a latest mobile phone I will take pictures of the boats and their employees and direct it to the relevant authorities, and even put it up on Facebook.

Very sad indeed!

No Money in Meals

Premila Singh, Suva

$20 for meals is a step in the right direction for the hardworking civil servants. Why did the unionists not think of this?

Maybe because they do not get any cut from meal allowances, as opposed to union subs which comes out of salaries.

Begging Problem

Narayan Reddy,  Lautoka

I do agree with Rajend Naidu’s letter when he said that not all beggars are lazy and have an attitude problem.

I do a lot of work with the homeless and street kids, and I have seen how desperate they are for work.

Some beggars get $50 a month from the Social Welfare Department. Begging is a crime and I am told that some beggars have been sent to prison for this.

Our prison is already full! Why can’t the Government increase the welfare benefits?

Well done on levy

Senaca Nabutu,  Naulu

I am personally very happy knowing that I am contributing towards climate adaptation.

The transparent manner in which the Environment and Climate Adaptation Levy or ECAL is being handled is wonderful.

And the best part is that Government did this on its own accord.

The 10 cent per  plastic bag that is being collected was decided by Government to put towards climate adaptation, No one forced them or asked them to do this.

Well done.

Unregistered Tow Truck

Mohammed Sahid,  Nausori

It is indeed saddening to hear of the daily road accidents that occur on our roads, especially accidents that claim the lives of fellow Fijians.

Road safety is an issue that is taught to our children in primary schools.

However, it is disappointing to note that the Police, on the one hand, are advising parents and guardians on the issue of road safety, and on the other is allowing and engaging the services of an unregistered tow truck. This is an opportune reminder to us all – two wrongs can never make a right.


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