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Letters To The Editor, May 22, 2015

Mud slingers Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi Mud slingers in Parliament must be dealt with swiftly and not occupy time in a place where development issues of the country should be discussed.
22 May 2015 11:01
Letters To The Editor, May 22, 2015

Mud slingers

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

Mud slingers in Parliament must be dealt with swiftly and not occupy time in a place where development issues of the country should be discussed.

What a waste of taxpayers’ money. Such flagrant disregard in parliamentary code of conduct must be disposed quickly and not attract heavy commitment of time, human resource and money.

This country deserves better than this childish practice of who said what and who is owed what money.

Looks like Parliament debates are being fought without ‘real’ bullets.

 

Ex-PM’s claims

Sukha Singh, Labasa

After reading the article on Laisenia Qarase’s claims I just wish FNPF members could have had similar pension benefits.

Why doesn’t the Parliamentary Privileges Committee have a look at all former PM’s pensions?

It looks excessive to me for four years of work.

 

Qarase claim

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

Here we go again with the Opposition Leader wasting time in tabling such an issue that has no relevance to the nation.

Mr Qarase, a former Prime Minister, ought to be smart enough to carry out his own work regarding his monetary claims.

I urge the leader of the Opposition to focus on issues that will better the lives of all Fijians moving forward.

Whilst the two of you are overly concerned about your money there are many Fijian people throughout the country who don’t know where their next meal will come from or where they going to sleep and this includes children as well.

So be happy that you are fortunate enough not to have to struggle.

Your actions simply interpret your thoughts and the people you are.

Not for the nation but yourselves.

 

Jaywalking   syndrome

Wise Muavono, Lautoka

Tourists and foreigners alike seem to also have caught the jaywalking syndrome in Fiji’s jaywalking capital, Lautoka.

The other day we had to stop suddenly when a group of female foreigners decided to cross before the pedestrian light turned green.

Funny how our driver was less concerned about making the emergency stop but more interested in the wonderful sight in front of us.

 

iTaukei writers

workshop

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa,

Samabula

It is a privilege to be part of the Bible Society that conducted a workshop for Christian writers and translators held this week in Lautoka.

The focus is to encourage iTaukei Christians of all denominations to learn the basics of writing and allow God to lead in the use of individual talents and the spiritual gift of writing.

We have heard the PM say that we Fijians, as a nation, are not into reading books and we blame electronic gadgets and activities that keep us away from being a bookworm.

If reading books in English is a problem, imagine the serious problem we iTaukei face in reading books in our own language?

It is a fact that we have very little iTaukei writers and to go with it, very little books published or translated in the iTaukei.

This writers workshop challenges the participants to use their God-given talents to write or translate books with Christian themes in the different genres, keeping in mind our future iTaukei generation.

If our children can start reading picture books, comics etc. in our language, they will speak and write it as well.

It is moving to see all different churches sitting together with one purpose in mind, to share Christ in our own language through the different writing styles and presentations, which will preserve our language as well.

I believe the current Government should help in the funding, for Bible Society or any other writers organisation to conduct more of these workshops and seminars.

 




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