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Letters To The Editor, 30th January, 2018

Letters To The Editor, 30th January, 2018
Tavua College goalkeeper Pita Waqa makes a daring save against Samuela Vuira of Baulevu High School in the U19 match at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori on August 13, 2017. Photo: Jone Luvenitoga
January 30
10:50 2018

Soccer transfer window

Akhila Nand, Suva

Only one round of the National Football League was played on Sunday January 14, 2018.

Due to the transfer window the league was postponed to a later date.

I wish to request the Fiji Football Association to open and close the transfer window before the opening of the football season every year. Players have the right to move from one district to another without any disturbance to football. In this way the national soccer league will be played every week for the football-loving fans.

I wish my Suva football team the best of luck in the 2018 season. Blessings of God be with them.

So simple and short

Raymond K Chandra, Canada

In January 1951, a big and important-looking man with a distinct foreign accent had walked past eight of us who were waiting in a line to speak with the district officer in Ba.

And the young civil servant who was sitting behind the desk asked the important-looking man very politely to go back and wait in the line with others for his turn.

The man looked surprised and said: “But I am the manager of the sugar mill here and I have other things to do.”

The young civil servant smiled and in a very polite tone asked, “So?”

The manager of the mill quietly walked to the back of the line and waited behind us for his turn. Someone in that slow line whispered: “That tall young civil servant behind that desk is Ratu KKT Mara, the new district officer in Ba.”

Years have gone by since then and in spite of my old age and all the snow in Canada I still clearly remember that day and admire the righteousness of that young civil servant.

Drug testing

Arishma Shivani Nadan, Ba

By looking at the number of marijuana cases in Fiji, I personally think that there is now time for a drug test.

I suggest that for every job application and contract renewal there has to be a requirement for a drug test. If a drug test together with a medical test and Police clearance is compulsory, then surely there will be less number of marijuana cases in Fiji.

Some people are planting because there are many customers. If there are no customers, then no one will plant it.

Lastly, I would like to urge the Government, Fiji Police Force and the citizens of this beloved nation to seriously act on it and combat this issue.

Bollywood shows

Joan McGoon, Nadi

It’s great to have these shows grace our shores, but perhaps a lot more organisation and preparation could go into it.

Having shows start almost two hours after their starting time is highly unorganised and disrespectful to Fijians and everyone else that hold Bollywood dancers and singers in high esteem.

Black out!

Floyd Robinson, Nasinu

The final match between the New Zealand All Blacks 7s and Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team was a total black out.

In the first half, it appeared as if we were totally lost. We lacked purpose and decided to throw wild passes as well as kicking possession away.

As the All Blacks humiliated us in almost all aspects of the game, it certainly raised a question on whether all is well in our camp off the field? Obviously, both management and players will be devastated for now but as sporting fans it is crucial that the players deserve ongoing support as they will represent us on the rugby paddocks.

As the saying goes united we stand, divided we fall. May Hamilton produce the best of sevens rugby. Aside from that, congratulations to the Australian women and men’s national teams as they created history in Sydney at the weekend.

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

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