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Letters To The Editor 19th March 2018

Letters To The Editor 19th March 2018
March 19
11:49 2018

7s Series Bid

Tukai Lagonilakeba, Nadi

A very confident Government and FRU in our country’s bid to host this World Sevens Series in 2020. Great planning indeed from the group of consultants and think tanks, but realistically it cannot be held in any other venue except Nadi.

Vinaka Fiji Sun Saturday 17th March back page for the bird’s eye view photo shot of the proposed Nadi’s Prince Charles Park.

Once completed and I am certain the Prince of Wales will be keeping a close watch on the development of his name sake as it will become a great icon for Fiji.

And I am certain our PM Mr Bainimarama will be updating his British counterpart Theresa May and Prince Charles later next Month at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meet in London where they will meet for the advancing on the fight against Climate Change.

We have the Fijian Resort, Natadola’s Intercontinental Resort, Marriott’s International Momi, Denarau Island and home to the Wyndham Resort, Radissons Blue Resort, Sheraton Resorts and Villas, Westin Hotel, The Sofitel Hotel and the Hilton Fiji Resort and of course the Port Denarau.

It is also home to the Nadi International Airport, Tokatoka Resort, Raffles Gateway Hotel, Mecure and Novatel Hotels, Tanoa International Hotel.

These are all internationally renowned hotels that are important to the hosting of such prestige events.

They are all conveniently located very close to the sporting venue and the Nadi International Airport.

This will be a two-day International event, but the crew and officials together with the International teams participating will all be here for at least two weeks in advance to acclimatise in readiness. That is foreign exchange in abundance.

This is a very bright and visionary initiative by our Government that will benefit all our Fijian children and youths, the sporting fraternity, our Tourism Industry including our country’s economy that stands to benefit through the activities that will ensue from the hosting of this world event.

Toso Viti, Let’s get ready to rumble and accord these guests to our shores with our world renowned Fijian Hospitality.

Minimum Wage

Pranil Ram, Votualevu Nadi

I was watching the debate on National Minimum Wage with great vigour and enthusiasm.

The debate was of an excellent quality. It had all the spills and thrills of a good debate. I believe economics students in high schools should make an effort to see this.

What really intrigued me was the $4 and $5 minimum wage which was proposed by the two opposition parties.

As a layman to the concept of minimum wage, I quickly searched online. What I found out was the pros and cons of increasing and not increasing are about the same.

But the crux of the matter is this, how much is it going to be increased by from the current amount.

After this, few serious questions started lingering in my mind.

Are the proposed amounts over ambitious? Can we just accept this at face value?

Although it is not impossible to set this new proposed minimum wages. Nevertheless like-minded people like me would be anxiously waiting in the days ahead to see how they are going to implement this policy to create a win-win situation for all.

Similar Circumstances

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

We are at the abyss again (FS 18/3; BBC). The diplomatic row between England and Russia brings to mind similar circumstances that caused WWI and WWII. The murder of people brought allies together and millions of people died.I hope it won’t be the same.

 Tv Guide

Wise Muavono, Lautoka

Can Walesi start posting guides of the eight channels online or on screen. What is the point of having a box capable of recording when you have no clue of the programme listing. Karua ga ni mata boko !

 

7s players

Phillip Isaac, Nausori

Could the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) use the current local 7s players to take part in the Commonwealth Games, and the 7s World Cup in July?

No disrespect to the overseas-based players, but they have reached the pinnacle of their rugby careers and earning big money. Therefore, FRU should give our local players all the support to pursue their dreams and hence expose local talents to the world.

The local players have already proven their worth. They have demonstrated this by being the first 7s rugby team in the 2017/2018 World Sevens Series to win two tournaments so far. Please give them a chance and maintain that team morale and fire to win burning.

Education

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

I fully agree with the analysis by Nemani Delaibatiki with regard to the SODELPA draft manifesto on education (FS 15/3).

Education and other socialisation agencies like the family, religion, and friends have great influence on people’s values and education cannot be considered in complete isolation.

Their effects are obvious and the child’s window to the outside world and certainly will be a strong indicator of voting behaviour.

The evidence of compulsory education and its enforcement indicates the importance of this field in moulding attitudes. This is not indoctrination but having right attitude.

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