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Letters to The Editor, 9th, May, 2018

Letters to The Editor, 9th, May, 2018
May 09
11:32 2018

Disciplining children

Norman Yee, Nadi

The case of the suspended principal of RKS brings to the fore once more of the need for allowing head teachers and principals to apply corporal punishment in schools.

Children need discipline to keep them in line.

Our laws that followed secular teachings and ignoring God’s wisdom are to me the cause of bad behaviour by our youngsters.

The Bible clearly states in Proverbs 13:24 – “Whoever spares the rod hates their chil­dren, but the one who loves their children disciplines them.”

Nowadays parents can’t smack their children and head teachers and principals are not allowed to administer corporal punishment.

I have read about schoolchildren misbe­having and swearing in buses as well and fighting in public.

It seems the lack of punishment causes youngsters to defy authority.

As children we were smacked when we did wrong.

The pain was enough to deter further mischief.

But our parents loved us and cared for us.

The problem is when the parents disci­pline in anger and not love.

That’s what expert psychologists are harping about and then wrongly believe all forms of corporal punishment are wrong.

From this we are breeding a whole host of ill-disciplined children for generations to come.

Parental neglect and hence lack of discipline and setting of boundaries are generally the cause.

The lack of love and support has a lot to do with suicides and teenage pregnancies as well.

Come on parents, show more love and concern for your children as they grow up and a whole new generation model citizens will make Fiji proud!

Bring Peni back

Amenatave Yaconisau, Lami

After Ratu Kadavulevu School’s sporting success in rugby union, rugby league and athletics it will be foolish to take away “the goose that lays the golden egg” (Fiji Sun 8/5).

The removal of Peni Senikarawa, the school principal, will only cause public outcry and pandemonium, especially from parents.

Don’t take me wrong, I don’t condone it if the law is broken.

Airport upgrade

Jonas Bradburgh, Makoi

What is the update on the upgrading of Nausori International Airport?

We are now seeing a lot of flooding in the West.

If Nadi Airport closes or is inaccessible because of a natural disaster then Nausori Airport should be the other air transport route.

Hard drugs

Narayan Reddy, Lautoka

With all the police raids on marijuana farms it seems to me that hard drugs such as ice are replacing marijuana on our streets.

Malaka ice plant

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Suva

Joeli Colatanavanua of Daliconi Village in Vanuabalavu is angry and wants to give the Ministry of Fisheries or whatever ministry that is in charge of the ice plant at Malaka Village a piece of his mind.

He is part of the Daliconi Fisherman’s Association, who are fuming at what they call the inconsistent operation of the ice plant in Malaka, which serves the whole of Vanuabalavu.

They are demanding for someone who knows the job to be posted at the ice plant, someone who can repair the ice plant machine when it breaks down so that it is remains functioning 365 days a year.

The fishermen at Vanuabalavu keep their catch refrigerated when the ice plant is working to wait for its sales and shipment to Suva on the next shipping vessel.

Imagine their heartache and pain when there is no ice on the island and all the money that could be earned from the fishermen’s hard work turns into stinking bundles of rotten fish?

Come on Government and Ministry of Fisheries, please do the right thing now!

Feedback: jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

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