Between the Lines

BTL: 13th August, 2019

Where are the handcuffs? It came as a surprise to those in Suva Court yesterday to see a person accused of a serious crime walking around without being handcuffed. Media
13 Aug 2019 16:15
BTL: 13th August, 2019
Handcuffs

Where are the handcuffs?

It came as a surprise to those in Suva Court yesterday to see a person accused of a serious crime walking around without being handcuffed.

Media personnel was shocked when told to keep their distance from that accused person because he tended to get aggressive when photographed.

If he was handcuffed, he would not be acting like that.

An explanation by the relevant authorities would put to rest some of the concerns about safety within the court premises.

Communications officer?

A photojournalist from a mainstream media while taking his photos at an event yesterday was told by a communications officer of a religious body to credit all his photos to their organization and not to the media company.

Why would the photojournalist credit his photos to the organization when he was the one doing the hard work?

It appears that some communications officers like this chap in question are flexing their muscles without understanding their role.

Maybe he needs to undergo a basic course for communication officers to fully understand his role.

A little authority can be dangerous if exercised in the wrong way.

Old and in a poor state

Gordon Street is one of the oldest streets in Suva. But that does not mean that its age is reflected in its poor condition.

In fact, because of its historical significance, it should be one of the best roads in the city.

Owners of small vehicles always avoid taking that route although it is faster than going along Victoria Parade. You can’t blame them because the road is so rough that you feel sorry for the cars. It may be good for four-wheel-drive vehicles but certainly not for small cars.

One of the best

Talking about roads, one of the best stretches of road is on Princes Road between the junction of the street to LDS College and the lights before the Fiji Nursing School in Tamavua.

It is heaven when you drive on that stretch. In the recent rainy weather, the road stood up to it. No potholes.

Why can’t we build roads like that – not in patches – but for the whole length.

Feedback: avinesh.gopal@fijisun.com.fj




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