Letters To The Editor, June 13, 2015

Road fatalities Ronnie Chang, Nadi Allow me to take this one moment in time, in view of the road fatalities that continue to befall us to commend the Land Transport
13 Jun 2015 15:16
Letters To The Editor, June 13, 2015

Road fatalities

Ronnie Chang, Nadi

Allow me to take this one moment in time, in view of the road fatalities that continue to befall us to commend the Land Transport Authority to finally network with the Fiji Police to address poor driving standards on our roads.

In my view, I firmly believe that a partnership-networking approach between:-

Land Transport Authority;

Fiji Police;

Municipal Council Law Enforcement (City and Town Councils); and

and like-mended concerned citizens will be a “magic formula” that must work; without fail.

The best efforts by any one single authority, in isolation, is doomed to fail.

Our roads are filled with far too many irresponsible drivers.


Fine levels must double with repeat offences in quick succession.

Three repeat offences must spell an automatic 3-month suspension.

Our courts are overworked, overloaded.

Pending outstanding traffic cases are voluminous; time-consuming; time-wasting.

Court times can be better utilised to solve more pressing matters.

Church walks

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

I believe evangelical walks by church denominations are a waste of time.

Each time we see tens and even hundreds walking while chanting hymns and prayers.

Instead, churches should get involved in much more productive initiatives.

If a hundred were walking that’ll make 200 hands that can be doing something useful and meaningful.

If they can’t think of anything useful to do I’d be happy to propose a list.

Prayer and work is certainly more Christian-like compared to prayer and walk!

Even the churches are taking the easy way out!


Great controversy

Osea Sivo Naisau, Ba

A form of witchcraft is targeting children on the internet in the form of a game.

This is the reality, a wake-up call for all to be aware of the fact that spiritual forces are at work.

The forces of good and evil are as real as the realities of life.

Since beguiling (cheat, to trick) Eve in the Edenic garden as recorded in Genesis 3, mankind as a whole has come under the overpowering spell of the Prince of Darkness: Lucifer, Satan, the Devil.

The good news is that Jesus Christ according to the Gospel and experienced by many came to set the captives free.

We are being reminded in Scriptures to “ Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles (tricks intended to deceive) of the devil”. And to “ submit yourselves therefore to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you”. (Ephesians 6:11 and James 4:7).

And by the way, Lawrence Narayan should know that Christianity, as a religion has been infiltrated and weakened by pagan doctrines and philosophies over the centuries.

That is why the Reformation took place in which reformers like Martin Luther, John Wycliffe, John Knox, John Calvin, Huldrych Zwingli etc. voiced their opinion by declaring that the Bible and the Bible only should be the rule of faith. This is as far as the body of Christ is concerned.

Sadly, today, many churches accept human traditions and customs as part of worship. Jesus categorically warned that these were unacceptable to Him.

Adding or subtracting on what the Bible teaches is in fact an offence to the Almighty, as being reminded time and again in the Old and New Testament.

I do not know which denomination Mr Narayan belongs to, that teaches that spiritual gifts aren’t functioning today.

The body of Christ that I belong to, Seventh Day Adventist, upholds the Bible and the Bible only as the rule of faith.

Therefore, the church functions according to spiritual gifts ,that are given to believers. This continues to be the case with the Body of Christ.


Teams dropped

Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu

It is so sad to hear that certain teams in the Team Fiji for the Pacific Games have been withdrawn due to financial constraint.

The players are the ones that are affected.

The Government of Fiji should at least help in these circumstances.

Let’s look at the bigger picture. We would be developing some great players or maybe a gold metal is at stake or we will have to wait another 4 years to get another opportunity.

What can be done ? There is still time for consideration for this chance in a life time.



Editors Note: See report of Government help in sports pages.

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