Letters To The Editor, 21st December, 2015

2015 in a nutshell Ashneel J Prasad Auckland, NZ Well it’s almost a wrap for 2015. I hope 2016 will be as interesting and less painful. Saudi Arabia lead attacks
21 Dec 2015 10:28
Letters To The Editor, 21st December, 2015

2015 in a nutshell

Ashneel J Prasad

Auckland, NZ

Well it’s almost a wrap for 2015. I hope 2016 will be as interesting and less painful.

Saudi Arabia lead attacks on Houthi rebels in Yemen, earthquake 7.9 magnitude hit Nepal, Microsoft introduced Windows 10 and flowing liquid water was found on Mars.

Russia intervened in the Syria civil war, TPP trade deal reached by 12 Pacific rim countries, Paris terrorist attacks, hundreds dead and a possible aftermath World War III in future years.

Another royal birth, climate change deal reached by about 200 Countries and Fiji tried to change its flag.

More controversies and less fights, more laughter and less cries, more solutions and less problems, or rather more problems and a little bit less solutions – at least give us writers something to write about. And with a heavy and happy heart, it’s almost time to say goodbye to 2015.


PMeghji Hotel


Tukai Lagonilakeba


A humongous whooping standard $23 million dollar investment by the proud and hard working successful PMeghji Lautoka-based family business. Yes, indeed we are all very proud of their commitment to making Lautoka City a thriving tourist business city.

Well done and congratulations.

Their family and the team did go through a tough time with the many objections to their project development plan, but many like me, wrote letters of support to their project for the Government to grant them approval.

I would like to request our friend Romit Meghji, like many other concerned responsible Western soul, if he could kindly show the same unwavering commitment to the surrounding Lautoka waterfront and its reef environment ecosystem.

Directly one hundred metres, and visible in front of their proposed multi-million dollar hotel venture, is a reef whereby their family owned tourism vessel has been shipwrecked for the past two years. It’s an eye-sore and one can virtually hear the crabs, fishes, corals and other related living organisms that call it home. They cry out 24/7 for the irreparable damage the ship is causing to their environment.

Their tourist ship is parked in the wrong place.

Please Romit, we plead – Do the right thing and kindly remove that rusting ship of yours.

You can store it temporarily at your now approved Shirley Park hotel yard for safe custody until such time you will sort out your insurance issue with the relevant authorities.

As responsible patriotic citizens of this country, we are all duty-bound to collectively protect our biodiversity and its environment as we are so gifted to be embraced by nature.


Taxi operations

Tomasi Boginiso


The Suva and Nausori areas seem to be way ahead in taxi operations compared to the Western Division.

At the Suva and Nausori areas, you are picked from your doorstep whenever you require a taxi by dialing a four digit number at any time of the day or night.

In the West, at night you could get hold of a cab by knowing the driver’s number or if you lucky enough to have a taxi coming your way. If not, you rather start walking or have a second thought of leaving.


Mystery gospel

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa

Delta, BC, Canada

Brother Lawrence Narayan again brings out the so called “mystery gospel of Christ” (Romans 16:25-27) which he claims characterises this dispensation.

We all know that there is only one gospel or good news, only one sin bearer and only one way of salvation and eternal life.

Those who lived before the cross looked forward by faith while we today who live after the cross of Calvary look back in faith to what Christ has done on humanity’s behalf.

To have a mystery gospel just for our current dispensation is not Biblical and makes God to be inconsistent, having a different set of rules for those in the Old Covenant and another one for those in the New Covenant.

The mystery that Paul talks about in the above verses is the mystery of all mysteries-the incarnation of Christ, prophesied by the prophets for the salvation of mankind, not only Israel or the Jews through faith.

Peter filled with the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost commanded all believers to be baptized by immersion, which was followed by the early Christian Church in the New Testament.

Even Saul after being converted through the Damascus Road experience was baptized in water before he became known as Paul, the gospel preacher to the Gentiles.

A consistent God who wants one body, one spirit, one baptism, one hope and one faith would mean that all of us alive today need to be part of the people of faith in Hebrews 11.

If our faith is not in line with theirs, then we are being deceived.

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