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Wrong Priority

Dickie Bird was told by an academic that while developments in the North will continue at a higher rate, what was seen was that many “SODELPA areas” were still in
31 Oct 2014 10:42

Dickie Bird was told by an academic that while developments in the North will continue at a higher rate, what was seen was that many “SODELPA areas” were still in subsistence farming development mode.

Some Bainimarama Government developments like rural electricity and community halls, for example, require small contributions from village communities to supplement Government subsidies.

He said without these SODELPA communities taking the self-help initiative then it will be hard for them to benefit.  According to Dickie Bird, the impression he got was that their priority was the vanua and church came first rather than development.

Game plan

Looking back at the general election, one of the parties that failed to win a seat found out that many of their candidates did not work according to their game plan. Dickie Bird said the plan was to tell people to vote for their leader’s number but it seemed that once they got into the groove of things many did otherwise and as a result some of them got more votes than their leader.

Back to better

Word from the West, is that there are good times for the country’s sugar industry.  Dickie Bird said this was all made possible when drastic steps were taken to remove all political influences that had crippled the industry for more than two decades.

Winning approach

Today’s ANZ Ratu Sukuna Bowl rugby challenge has brought about many positive changes to the way things are done compared to past years.

Leading the charge is Police chief of operations ACP Rusiate Tudravu. He said yesterday that they had taken a professional approach and had nothing to hide when they released their line-up for today’s clash against RFMF.

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