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Letters To The Editor, 22nd November, 2017

Letters To The Editor, 22nd November, 2017
The late Ratu Sevanaia Vatunitu (right), with President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote. Photo: DEPTFO News
November 22
14:13 2017

Tribute to late Ratu

Roy Chetty, Seattle, Washington

I just learnt of the recent passing away of my dear friend Ratu Sevanaia Vatunitu, Turaga na Tui Lawa.

My connection with the Tui Lawa clan goes back to the early 1980s.

My days at South Sea Cruises as operations manager and my company Bay Cruises brought our association and respect close together.

Ratu Seva’s late momo Ratu Filipe Nabola was a leader who always wanted representation for his people in the Mamanuca Group in regards to tourism developments.

He demonstrated willingness to accept the growth of tourism which has now become a success story in the resorts captivating the islands!

Ratu Seva carried the responsibility with distinction and the Fijian tourism is proud of the Mamanuca Group.

Ratu Seva was a gentleman who demonstrated humility and grace he provided leadership with passion and love for those that came to him for help and assistance.

FNU alumni members

Spencer Robinson, Suva

It was indeed a pleasure and honour to visit the Fiji National University (FNU) Derrick Campus Library in Samabula in my capacity as an alumni member.

Back then it was known as the Fiji Institute of Technology. The library has gradually changed over the years to what it is today by providing relevant and advanced educational resources and technology for our future leaders.

My sincere acknowledgement and gratitude to the FNU Team for a job well done and please continue with the same momentum and legacy in providing quality education to current and future students.

In addition, I must convey my biggest vinaka vakalevu (thank you) to the FNU Alumni Office for providing alumni members the opportunity to access FNU libraries along with other benefits.

This is truly awesome and gratifying!

Suva Nausori Corridor

Pramesh Sharma, Suva

This is a classic case of communication and planning breakdown.

The Mead Road roundabout is closed at the Kings Road end; Gaji Road closed at Grantham Road end, Vatuwaqa Bridge on a one-way traffic with lights! All of this happening at once!

Commuters are at the mercy of poor planners! Hope someone can explain this to the average person in terms of the rationale behind such ‘planned’ moves.

Could we just not do one after the other? We have waited for numerous years; another slight delay wouldn’t hurt; especially if it makes it less inconvenient!

Best Wishes Fiji Bati

Tukai Lagonilakeba, Nadi

Take nothing away from the Vodafone Fijian Bati outfit in their historical quarterfinal win over the Majestic WRL No.2 champions New Zealand, a great win indeed from a very focused, fit and determined team.

Fiji made two very important decisions that made the difference in their 4-2 win to Fiji’s advantage but there were three more very kickable penalties from close range which our team decided to play but not kick which would have given them a 10 nil cushion had our kicker been on target.

Kerekere (please) to our courageous Bati captain Kevin Naiqama, please skipper make good use of the penalties as it will make a lot of difference in your semi-final game against the might of the world’s number one and current reigning champion Australia.

The passion and not playing for the monies are at stake. There is pride in wearing the Fijian jersey. Discipline and defence would be the call of the day.

And I do hope that our Bati coach would not play someone in their first 17 who is unfit with some niggling injuries irrespective of the name as it will hinder our chances of winning and advancing to the finals.

This Friday is crunch time and ‘Do or Die’. Our prayers, cheers and best wishes are with you come show time.  Toso Bati Toso!

Supply and demand

Wise Muavono, Lautoka

To the Lautoka Taxi Association regarding pirate taxis, where there is demand there will be supply. Period. You should be asking yourselves why is there a demand?


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