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between THE LINES
July 01
11:22 2018

Bau burial

No official announcement yet on the funeral arrangements for Bau chief and Vunivalu candidate Ratu George Kadavulevu Cakobau.

But expect the gathering will be on the chiefly island and Ratu George will be laid to rest in the chiefly graveyard (sautabu).

Medical destination

So you thought the medical evacuations these days are being sent to India by the insurance companies.

Think again. Think the Philippines.

A number of patients from Fiji have found their way to the internationally regarded Cardinal Santos Medical Centre in the Philippines capital, Manila.

Cardinal Santos has highly rated oncology (cancer) and cardiology (heart) departments.

What’s the Fijian connection? Well qualified local doctor, Dr Virgilio “Jay” de Asa Junior, of Nasese Medical Centre, did his residency at Cardinal Santos.

Media tattle tale

So the big SODELPA meeting at Namoli, Lautoka, was closed to the media yesterday. Except for one enterprising Fiji Sun journalist who managed to be in the meeting despite the vigilance of the SODELPA officials..

That was until he was “outed” by a  tattle tale from a rival media organisation.

Jealousy, what?

Traffic manners

Friend of Between the Lines was impressed by the behaviour of drivers in busy, bumper-to-bumper traffic on roads in a capital city.

Alas, not Suva.

BTL’s friend from Suva said Suva drivers could learn a lot from those on the crowded roads of Metro Manila (population 13 million).

What could drivers here learn from drivers in the Philippines capital? Courtesy not aggression, he said. Patience not impatience. Far less tooting of horns. And never an accident seen in his two weeks in Metro Manila. Not even a fender bender.

Worth thinking about.

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