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Letters To The Editor, 27th December, 2015

Words into deeds Pranil Ram Votualevu, Nadi Our Prime Minister has displayed an ideal example of turning words into deeds. The handing over of the minivan by the PM demonstrated
27 Dec 2015 14:04
Letters To The Editor, 27th December, 2015

Words into deeds

Pranil Ram

Votualevu, Nadi

Our Prime Minister has displayed an ideal example of turning words into deeds. The handing over of the minivan by the PM demonstrated the real spirit of Christmas. This could be the biggest gift of life to some of the children at Dilkusha Home.

I am sure this will live long in the memories and cherished by all the staff and children at Dilkusha Home. This is also going to tug at heart strings of many Fijians.

The Prime Minister has surely displayed a praiseworthy sense of responsibility.

 

Say yes to garments

Ashneel J Prasad

Auckland, NZ

The garment industry was considered to be a goldmine for those who were involved in it till it was left as stale meat.

Thousands of women and men alike were employed in the garment industry and at one point it was considered to be one of Fiji’s economic backbones.

I will be very grateful if the authorities would consider re-opening the garment industry and making some plans to attract potential investors.

Garment is one such industry where production can never end because people buy clothes daily.

Thousands again will be employed and it might ease some of Fiji’s financial woes as well as help some people, mainly the domestic housewives.

These days a single earner in a family is not able to afford every necessity of life, thus it is required for two or more members of the household fraternity to work to support their families.

The garment industry also caters for other small ancillary industries such as cloth exporters, taxi industries, etc. Please try to consider putting more interest in the garment industry and help it get back on its way for the benefit of all!

 

SODELPA disarray

Amenatave Yaconisau

Delainavesi

Differences and disagreement between the SODELPA factions has continued to polarise the national scene such that its principal administration officer Mick Beddoes (MB) has decided to call it the day.  Hopefully it will quell any further development.

Even the northern coalition  seem to have a bone to pick with the leader of the Opposition. 

Of course they have unresolved issues including their demand and show of power to maintain MP Mosese Bulitavu following the dubious circumstances   surrounding the disciplinary committee’s decision.

The analysis by Nemani Delaibatiki titled ‘Beddoes Did SODELPA a favor by resigning’(FS 23/12/15) seems like the final straw for MB. 

He seems to be the petrol  causing a querulous coalition.  His departure seems to have received a good riddance exclamation from the ‘Opposition’ camp that the fire of radicalism has been subdued and moderation is highly expected.

There has been a lot of allegation against MB including overruling SODELPA caucus, questioning the legitimacy of membership, violating  party rules for media affairs (which has unfortunately tainted public opinion), and public criticism on Facebook. 

Whether it holds water or not is to be established, but one thing is clear they are highly volatile issues.

The continuous leadership of the Roko Tui Dreketi with her loyal supporters provides additional reason for ongoing tensions.

Yet she provides a kind of appeal to voters by virtue of her traditional role in the vanua. 

There is also a perpetual clash of social class within the party that gives rise to intra-party conflict. Personality clashes and moderation maybe also be obvious.

This should not be a basis of conflict and need to be subdued as soon as possible because it provides a wide source of disagreement.

There is also an obvious clash of opinion on the economic affairs of the party in regards to its allocated funds.

Is it the end of an office culprit or the baby is going out with the water? 

Am sure Mr Beddoes is going out with other things to occupy him in his spare time in the twilight of his career.  Good luck and good bye.

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