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Letters To The Editor, July 1, 2015

Police Fitness Simon Hazelman, Savusavu Not only was I amused with Police Commissioner Ben Groenewald’s comments (FS:29/06) that police officers need to look at themselves regarding fitness and obesity, but
01 Jul 2015 11:48
Letters To The Editor, July 1, 2015

Police Fitness
Simon Hazelman, Savusavu
Not only was I amused with Police Commissioner Ben Groenewald’s comments (FS:29/06) that police officers need to look at themselves regarding fitness and obesity, but I laugh every time I see a fully unformed officer lead with his stomach!
This issue has been prevalent for far too long that it has become a norm within the Police force.
It’s time officers take responsibility of their physicality and be in control of themselves and the force at large. And if they cannot do it than somebody else should be given the opportunity.
It’s no sumo school but a civil force responsible for preventing and detecting crime and maintaining public order.
It’s time to shape up or ship out!

Children’s rights
Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu
With corporal punishment towards kids being abolished the incidents involving students and teachers are on the rise and there has been cases of teachers being spat and sworn at.
But there is a major  increase of students leaving their classes at their own will which seems uncontrollable.
Becoming a teacher would be looked at as worse career even if it has a attractive salary.
Wise move
Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi
The recruitment of other ethnicities into the SODELPA rank and file is indeed a wise move away from the homogenous makeup  it is known for.
This can only reconcile the diverse forces within our society.
The party seems to be on an intergrative  objective which is good for its power base, supporters and the country as a whole.
People who they represent in Parliment  should be happy about the new re-organisation  and shift of emphasis. It should bring people of diverse backgrounds together.  Now they should accomodate differences better in our diverse society.  I hope it comes with changes in outlook and policy with the NFP already in their coalition.
Opponents must bear in mind that politics is an activity  not a moral prescription.
Critics with a biased  view of politics including lobbyists and other advocates should not hope to receive patronage from their comments against this move.  They should convince the public of their cause.

Flag debate
Tukai Lagonilakeba, Nadi
I just personally feel that the Government should not be taking the flag debate and conduct a vote a vote in Parliament as it will be just a case of either a boycott or walkout by the opposition SODELPA and NFP members.
They have already registered their non-interest, their opposition and abstaining from the flag competition and the change.
We Fijians do not like getting used to the seeing the Opposition chairs empty. Please let’s get on with it cause they will slowly get used to the our new flag.
You have the mandate of the majority of Fijians.

Road casualty
Wise Muavono, Lautoka
A Year 2 student is the latest road casualty.
Young children do not have the necessary skills and experience to be safe in traffic on their own.
Children need supervision when in the road environment.
Parents should start waiting for their children when getting off the school bus.

ILO saga
Daniel Urai, Lautoka
The Government made the laws. The FTUC saw that the law disadvantaged workers and is in breach of international labour conventions.
It raises this matter with ILO in Geneva.
ILO politely reminds Government that it must comply with international labour standards
Government agrees to comply.
But it amends the labour laws to include provisions of the bad laws.
Turns around and blames FTUC for not working with them.




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