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Letters To The Editor, 11th December, 2015

Record breaker Charles Work, Suva I would like to acknowledge the almost forgotten but ever cherished champion mentor spirit, influence, discipline and dedication once modelled by our Gauna, Nadro champion
11 Dec 2015 10:28
Letters To The Editor, 11th December, 2015

Record breaker

Charles Work, Suva

I would like to acknowledge the almost forgotten but ever cherished champion mentor spirit, influence, discipline and dedication once modelled by our Gauna, Nadro champion rugby centre/winger, Qahe and chief, the late Ratu Tevita Makutu to the rugby and soccer crazy fraternity of Nadroga/Navosa, especially to the Gaunavou rugger families of Nasama, Vunavutu, Volivoli and Nasigatoka villages, etc during his prime days.

As also shared by his champion national team cap, Nacuva, a staunch Nadro man himself, Ratu Te probably leaves behind a legacy of being the highest national rugby try scorer in Fiji’s Rugby history and possibly in the Southern hemisphere or even the World arena, which transformed him into a die-hard Nadro rugby mentor after his playing days cuing off after our greats and revered Adriu Nadredre, Ratu Meli Kurisaru eras, etc.

We were also touched to hear from his close family brothers that his vanua, families, church and people have also been touched during his short but fruitful chiefly tenure evidenced through the construction of a large ‘Were ni hogo’ that helps accommodate family, friends, teams and schools from around the country that come in for excursions, visits or sand dunes fitness exposure etc, a large historically built Fijian bure (were levu) for family and village customary gatherings, and above all a large and nearing its completion, a uniquely constructed church with a dedicated Talatala’s quarters.

‘La na vacegu Qahe’ (Main-boy, steel-claw with a generous, chiefly heart) and may God’s comfort, peace and strength be with your family, your people of Nasama including your Hawka Gauna brothers.

As John Allston quoted: “The only thing you take with you when you’re gone is what you leave behind.”

 

 

The selfie addiction

Floyd Robinson,  Nasinu

If there is one act then that is the most practiced in 2015, then it is with a doubt the selfie.

Almost everywhere and any time of the day, one can witness people taking selfies. From the office, homes, streets, night spots, beaches, shopping malls and in vessels, there are individual taking selfies.

Whatever one’s view it is an addiction which will not get any better, even in 2016.

 

Calendars

Sukha Singh,  Labasa

I am just wondering why FBC is selling their Calendars when everyone else handing them out free of charge!

 

Eye awareness clinic

Neelz Singh,  Lami

A big ‘vinaka’ to the team of Pacific Eye Centre.

Our eye care programme is reaching to all villagers and rural health, making vision alive through their awareness programme. Are you one of those people walking around with a sight-threatening disease?

Unless you have your eyes checked regularly by a professional, you might not even be aware that your sight is in danger.

Eyesight is one of the most precious gifts a person can have. That’s why eye awareness programmes are encouraging you to have your eyes checked, during eye care awareness month.

Many people don’t pay much attention to their eyesight or the health of their eyes. It’s unfortunate, as 80 per cent of blindness is avoidable.

So please get your eyes tested, and take practical measures to protect your eyes like wearing sunglasses and protecting your eyes against injuries.

Every health centre and hospital should have small eye clinic throughout Fiji.

Nurses trained in this programme can run and facilitate eye clinics as well.

Hope your vision is a great gift. Please give it the attention it deserves.

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