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Daylight saving

Minesh D. Bhagwan Nadi Town Yet another year daylight saving time (DLST) has been implemented in the tropical paradise of Fiji Islands. The team for daylight saving explains that the
30 Oct 2012 11:02

Minesh D. Bhagwan
Nadi Town

Yet another year daylight saving time (DLST) has been implemented in the tropical paradise of Fiji Islands.
The team for daylight saving explains that the sun rises at the same time as winter. Wakeup time for urban school goes, so what time would the rural school goers get up at? If theirs’ was 5am, now is it 5am or under normal time 4am?
I am of the opinion that tropical countries are warm and closer to equator and temperate countries are cooler and away from equator.
I did witness this during my study in Australia in NSW, year 1989-1992, daylight saving was observed, but in Queensland, daylight saving has been removed since 1992 even thought south of Queensland enjoys more sunlight compared to North.
Likewise our Fiji Islands falls in tropical region, thus daylight saving does not serve it purpose.
That tourists enjoy more daylight is a myth. The time does not matter to tourist since they are in the country to enjoy their leisure time anyway, but we as workers need to provide them (tourist) effective and efficient services.
I leave this to the more learned scholars of the country to decide on the benefits of daylight saving. As for my personal choice, I am not in the favour of daylight saving.




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