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Letters To The Editor, August 1, 2015

Chef thanks Rosleen Singh, Sigatoka I wish to congratulate Cuvu College for winning the Schools Chef Challenge 2015 and making it continual for three years (hat-trick). Hard work pays off.
01 Aug 2015 12:20
Letters To The Editor, August 1, 2015

Chef thanks

Rosleen Singh, Sigatoka

I wish to congratulate Cuvu College for winning the Schools Chef Challenge 2015 and making it continual for three years (hat-trick).

Hard work pays off.

On behalf of all the parents, guardians and ex-students of Cuvu College I would like to thank the organisers Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort especially the executive chef Shailesh Naidu and team.

I also thank the sponsors who had put together a grand competition for our children.

It is this sense of community outreach programme that we need to tap our children’s talents.

I must congratulate the organisers for having such a heartfelt sense of responsibility towards our community.

There were judges, helpers and event organisers who gave up their time and funds to make this competition a great success. There was some great food for participants and room full of supporters.

It was made even grand as the competition was opened by the Honorable Minister for Finance, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and closed by the Honorable Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Ms Rosy Akhbar.

Special thanks to the Principal of Cuvu College Mr. Navneet Deepak Mishra, school management for availing funds.

Thanks also to the Head of Department Home Economics Artika Sharma, assisted by Mrs. Radhika Lata Kumar for preparing students to display their best performance on this immerse occasion and making it possible for Cuvu College to bring victory home.

Thank you all.

 

Civil service pay

Saverio  Baleikanacea, Delainavesi

Less than a year on the job, our Honorable Members of Parliament are seeking a pay rise for themselves.

Please spare a thought for the hundreds of public servants, some of whom have left the Public Service through resignation, retirement or other reasons, who are still rightfully entitled to their dues since 2006 under the 2003 Job Evaluation Repent (JER).

On 12/02/09) the Public Service Commission (PSC) had issued PSC Circular No: 03/09 referenced (29/119/7-16 for the Disciplined) Services, the Government Wages Earner and the General Public Service that they be paid all arrears due.

Surprisingly, the Bainimarama Government only implemented the JER for the Discipline Forces and suspended implementation for the other 2 occupational classifications and groups as conveyed in PSC Circular Memorandum referenced PSC (29/119/7-16+PSC 29/58/33 of 29/04/09.

Simultaneously, under the same period, Ministers and Permanent Secretaries under the Bainimarama Administration had exorbitant salary increases ranging from 77% to 100%, further increasing pay distortions and pay relativity disparities in the Public Service.

Sea dogs

Amenatave Yaconisau, Suva

It would be difficult to exaggerate the importance to us of our Naval squadron in view of their 40th anniversary celebration recently.

Our ‘sea dogs’ although did not operate under actual war condition or met some hostile submarines or frigates were useful in the enforcement  of the law of the sea and nuclear free zones.

They have worked hard to protect our marine natural resources, our sovereignty,  and territorial intergrity.  We hope they will be developed further  in regional naval intelligence and the protection  of our marine bio-system.

Let’s keep the Navy spirit alive.

 

Mental Prep

Wise Muavono, Lautoka

Why aren’t our Flying Fijians playing the full 80 minutes of rugby ? They have the stamina but I think are not psyched up well enough hence the laxity and indiscipline that always creep in the second half. The mental preparedness is lacking. To be in the right frame of mind, anything is possible, even for another mix.

 

 




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