Letters To The Editor, May 31, 2015

Minimum wage Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu It’s shocking to learn of the regular turnover of staff in the nightclubs, pubs and restaurant because of low wages and working long hours. I
31 May 2015 10:13
Letters To The Editor, May 31, 2015

Minimum wage

Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu

It’s shocking to learn of the regular turnover of staff in the nightclubs, pubs and restaurant because of low wages and working long hours.

I have learned they are paid well below the minimum wage and work a maximum of three or four days a week without transportation after work.

This is a burden, especially for female workers.

Some continue to work silently because they consider the welfare of their families, and are pleading for a change of attitude of proprietors.

I urge the Ministry of Labour to look into these grievances of minimum wages for bartenders, waiters, waitresses and bouncers.

Inspiring Balbir Singh

Aviney Prasad, Suva

It was such an emotional episode watching Balbir Singh on ‘Meri Kahani’.

Coming from such a remote area in Tavua and being cast off by his own colleagues, he proved the odds wrong and became one of the most successful and inspiring individual.

My situation, and probably so many others whose stories we may not know, is similar to Mr Singh.

Today’s youths are taking things for granted and not ready to work hard as Mr Singh has done.

I hope that a lot of people had watched the show and were probably inspired to work harder to achieve their goals.

At one point in time Mr Singh was unable to read and write but winning a gold medal later is a great achievement.

I hope that those who have not watched Mr Singh’s story on Tuesday, May 26 2015, 7pm to 7.30pm should definitely watch it online after reading my letter and inspire themselves and their families.

I am waiting for Mr Singh’s autobiography to read and I wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

Prophetic gifts

Osea Sivo Naisau, Nailaga

My friend, Lawrence Narayan, doesn’t seem to really know and understand the Book of books – the Bible – really well.

Judging from one of his recent letters, he stated that the office of a prophet was limited or came to an end at the completion of the Bible.

In fact, the prophetic office, according to Paul’s epistles, is a spiritual gift amongst others.

Given to the faithful, “For the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” – Ephesians 4:12.

In the above chapter verses 3-5: “Endeavouring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.

There is one body and one spirit even as ye are called in one hope of your calling.

One Lord one Faith, one Baptism.”

In verses 7 and 8 we are being told: “But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

Wherefore he saith when he ascended up on high he led captivity, captive and gave gifts to men.”

In Ephesians 4:11 Paul continues: “And he gave some Apostles and some Prophets and some Evangelists and some Pastors and Teachers.”

So the office of a prophet, as other spiritual gifts, is still relevant today and tomorrow, just as they were during Apostolic Times.

The Bible isn’t called the Book of books for nothing.

It reveals the mystery of godliness to those who wants it.

Only those who longs for its revelation will receive it. Irrespective of who you are in life.

High paced movies

Floyd Robinson, Nasinu

If fans thought that ‘Fast and Furious’ had pace and imagination, Mad Max (Fury Road) took it several notches higher.

From the beginning to end, the film has emotions running, virtually holding viewers in suspension.

The characters and scenes reflect some kind of imagination, perhaps previously not viewed.

Some of the characters are quite mischievous and at times one felt like jumping into the movie to flick, if not, twist their ears nicely.

As usual both movies had a number of beautiful women who could perhaps leave some innocent male viewer’s emotions and thoughts going astray.

All in all, the two films reflected power, pace, emotions and imagination.

They will go down as two of the high paced movies of 2015.


Nardeo Mishra, Valelevu

An investor wanted to use the name Fijian to name his complex but was not allowed, yet we have a resort in Fiji known as ‘The Fijian’.


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