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Letters To The Editor, November 5, 2015

2016 national budget Tukai Lagonilakeba, Namaka A day after the 2015 Budget was passed last November; NFP’s Biman Prasad labelled it a ‘Boring Budget’. Alas Prasad, look at what that
05 Nov 2015 10:59
Letters To The Editor, November 5, 2015

2016 national budget

Tukai Lagonilakeba, Namaka

A day after the 2015 Budget was passed last November; NFP’s Biman Prasad labelled it a ‘Boring Budget’.

Alas Prasad, look at what that budget has brought about to the Fijian economy a year on with its positive impact on the lives of the many long forgotten discriminated against ordinary Fijians in terms of our Governments indiscriminate public utilities development, employment, investor confidence and influx and rise in tourist numbers, just to name a few.

This Friday our Minister for Finance, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, will again present our Government’s National Budget to Parliament for debate, irrespective of what NFP’s Biman Prasad’s comment will be or whether the Opposition support it or not.

It will pass without any input from SODELPA and NFP. Our Government has got its own agenda.

The overwhelming authority given to the FijiFirst Government by the majority Fijians here and abroad is to move our country forward and not to negotiate anything with the loser’s in the Opposition.

One year has passed since the September 17, 2014, general election, can the NFP and the SODELPA Opposition justify and demonstrate to their very little supporters left how they have delivered their false election promises to benefit them during their first year in Parliament.

One would think that both SODELPA and NFP would have the decency to report back to their voters on what they have achieved in alleviating their hardships.

 

Daylight saving

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Delta, BC, Canada

While Fiji got on daylight saving mode on  Sunday morning of November 1, we here in Canada got out of it, turning our clocks backward for one hour.

Daylight saving may still be unwelcome by many in Fiji, but here, in the cold autumn weather as we move towards winter, it is most welcomed.

Especially when workers get an extra hour to embrace their warm blankets and pillow before getting up to prepare for work.

There have been complaints in the past in Fiji that because of daylight saving, mothers have to get up early and students are on the road heading for school when it is still dark.

I learned that in here, students attend school in the cold autumn and winter and have their break in the summer.

Daylight saving will be with us until kingdom come and it is imperative to set goals of what we want to achieve during this extra daylight time-physically, socially, mentally, spiritually and financially.

Stays focused on your goals and remember those famous words, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

 

Coffee experience

Floyd Robinson, Nasinu

Why is it that the staff at some coffee shops appear to treat customers differently, often biased towards foreigners?

Having frequented most of coffee shops in Suva one notices that for some reason foreigners, elite members of society, those with foreign accents appear to receive special to staff at some coffee shops.

For some reasons some staff tend to engage in conversations more with foreigners.

Suddenly, some of these staff adopt a foreign accent whilst in the midst of speaking broken English.        Fortunately, there are some coffee shops such as Contain Yourself which treat all customers with respect and a sense of humour, regardless of their origin.

 

Hot weather

Wise Muavono, Lautoka

High temperatures, high humidity, hot concrete. The heat can be more than just uncomfortable.

Your well-being could be compromised.

The culprit: Dehydration. Dehydration is when your body does not have enough fluids to work properly. My advice is increase your water intake.

The fluids your body has lost need to be replaced. Those at most risk of dehydration are children, older adults and those people with chronic health conditions. The best approach, from me, “prevention.”

By the way, I’m glad it’s hot enough to complain about how hot it is.




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