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Letters To The Editor, August 5, 2015

Rugby crazy Floyd Robinson, Nasinu The love for rugby sometimes takes precedence over priorities and yesterday was no exception. Rugby fans flocked to the nearest television set to watch Fiji
05 Aug 2015 15:07
Letters To The Editor, August 5, 2015

Rugby crazy

Floyd Robinson, Nasinu

The love for rugby sometimes takes precedence over priorities and yesterday was no exception.

Rugby fans flocked to the nearest television set to watch Fiji and Samoa go head-to-head in the decider match.

One private dentist stationed in town was seen desperately trying to adjust the antenna just before midday.

At Mid-City, fans who could not afford coffee were watching from Level One whilst others purchased some coffee and happily watched the match on ground floor.

What about those on leave?

Some found excuses such as uncertified sick leave and sick leave, apart from those who missed work for genuine reasons.

Some even planned their leave on Tuesday to ensure they enjoyed live coverage of the match.

Others at work were a little reluctant to go back to the office on time,especially when in the second half both sides registered more points through scores and penalties. One can imagine the intensity and length of post- mortem discussions.

Apart from the match, it was nice to hear a new strong accent of the referee.

All in all, despite the match being played thousands of miles away this did not compromise fans love for rugby.

 

Go Fiji, go

Wise Muavono, Lautoka

Fantastic running rugby was displayed by our Flying Fijians against the Manu Samoans.

Anything is possible without the ‘malua’ fever syndrome in the second half.

Only a few minor issues to iron out and we’ll be ready to take on the world. Areh, Go Fiji go.

 

New dawn

Timoci Gaunavinaka,  Nausori

We are now rising into a new dawn of economic revolution. But there always will be sceptics from outside the country and within.

Some of these are the same sceptics who were confident before the election that the FijiFirst party would lose because of the Great Council of Chiefs issue. They were wrong then and are wrong again now.

In previous years after winning an election, a newly formed government would give excuses to justify not fulfilling its promises, delayed development and only start its vote-buying and bribing campaign when election is around the corner.

With this FijiFirst Government, they turned into “full-speed” working mode immediately after the election and is still accelerating today. What they gave and promise the people before the election is less compared to what they are delivering now.

Every day, we read in the papers about various new multi-million dollar projects springing up all over the country.

Never in the history of our nation has there been such an economic boom. To deny this is like a retarded person saying that our Reserve Bank, the World Bank, IMF and ADB are all wrong.

But please, let us not be mistaken to think that a booming economy means no poverty.

Even during the peak of the US economy, there were still “street bums”, beggars and poor people everywhere.

No matter how much hand-out the government provides to help upgrade our standard of living, assist grass-root people in starting their own businesses or providing assistance to landowners to develop their own land, the bottom line lay with each one of us, the people.

We cannot blame Government for every impaired gene we inherit from our parents, our wrong priorities and up-bringing or for all the failures we made in life.

It is how we grab and wisely use these opportunities that will ultimately decide our progress or doom.

We just look around us and see the so many people we know who have achieved so much with so little.

Only we can decide, work and make sacrifices on our individual dreams and turn them into realities.

 




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