Letters To The Editor 19th, March, 2016

Easter supplement is very informative Jason Verma,  Suva   Thank you Fiji Sun for the highlights on Easter for a very informative supplement, I am sure a lot of people will
19 Mar 2016 10:30
Letters To The Editor 19th, March, 2016

Easter supplement is very informative

Jason Verma,  Suva


Thank you Fiji Sun for the highlights on Easter for a very informative supplement, I am sure a lot of people will now know the true meaning of Easter and those who would have turned lukewarm, must have been revived.

How can we miss the greatest sacrifice done for the mankind’s redemption.

Vinaka, Sun.


Not enough done against perpetrators

Amenatave Yaconisau,  Delainavesi


I refer to your headline titled ‘Police have one suspect’ by Aqela Susu (FS 17/3/16) in regards to the horrific murder of Mere Ailevu in Loloma Beach Pacific Harbour.  Your headline article by Aqela Susu and Litia Cawa is also relevant.(FS 18/3/16).

In view of the series of violent crimes perpetrated against our women especially small girls we cannot continue to blame each other as to who is responsible.  Our society must be safe for everyone at all times.

I believe the wishes of the public should be communicated to our lawmakers that the current penalty in our justice system is not protective enough.  Telling people to be more responsible and warning parents of their responsibility will take us no where.

Submissions from bodies like the Police, women’s rights movements, Ministry of Women should be directed to the sub-committee on Law, Justice and Order to review such penalties that will curb such crimes.

At the moment we are powerless to protect our women and children from such predators and its infuriating people that nothing is done. Someone help please.



Castrate, life term for child rapists

Ronald Welsh , Pacific Harbour


I believe that it is essential to alter our Penal Code to include surgical castration of all men and youths, regardless of the age of the female so defiled, and that for the rape of a child castration and jail for the rest of their lives, I have lived in Fiji for 63-years, and I am appalled at the incidence of rape.

It has to stop! The only way to stop it is a deterrent sentence so harsh that it does deter.

I would like to see the death penalty applied when a child is raped and murdered, but I doubt if Fiji law makers would consider that.

I do sincerely hope that my views will be supported by other concerned people.

Rape has to STOP right now.



Words and deeds

Tukai Lagonilakeba,  Namaka


Suliasi Tamanalevu’s comment on the other newspaper on March 17  titled “Deeds not Words” was good, he rightly heaped praises for our neighbours from Kiwi land and the Aussies for both their immediate timely assistance post Tropical Cyclone Winston but his criticism of our governments “Look North” policy is unwarranted, disrespectful and untimely.

My emotional tauvu is arrogantly demanding China and Russia send five warships each over to Fiji to bring in their humanitarian supplies but certainly not weaponry; beggar’s can’t be choosers and demanding tauvu.

All these gigantic humongous ships and aeroplanes arriving in our country and bringing in their assistance will all have to be thoroughly co-ordinated and meticulously planned by government to ensure safety at all times as our wharves and airports infrastructure was not made to accommodate and ensure all can land and anchor at any one time.

All our International development partners and their respective government will decide after consultations with our Fijian government when it will best suit them to arrive with their assistance, geographically New Zealand and Australia are only a stone’s throw away but as for our dear friends in Russia and China, they are some 20 hours away.

Let us not panic but be patient, they will cer ainly arrive with a big “Bang” but it is certainly not about who gets in first or last, these big boys had already registered with our Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama their support in our time of need and they will reach us.

We Fijians should all be very grateful to any humanitarian assistance great or small, but I do hope that he will be content and not surprised at what is in store when they get here.

Our Government’s policy to look North, look South, look East, look West and look Central are all good as we are all part of one big global family.

Vinaka vakalevu to all who have committed to helping alleviate our sufferings post TC Winston.

Ke drau vaka udolu na yame ni lewei viti, ia me yame ga ni vakavina vinaka”vei Jiova na Tamada.” (If there be thousands of voices of the people of Fiji, they are to be for thanksgiving to Jehovah our Father.)



Thank you all

Timoci Gaunavinaka,  Nausori

Thank you China for the huge assistance you have delivered for our people affected by Cyclone Winston. We also thank India for their timely assistance. We thank Nauru, Samoa, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and other countries I missed out.

A big vinaka vakalevu to Australia and New Zealand for your generosity and care and for revitalising our historical ties.  These ties were written in blood by our fathers and those before them from the last two World Wars, Malayan campaign and more.

We thank the hardworking officers of National Disaster Management Office, our Military, Police, wardens and fire officers who were the first to arrive at the scene of various devastations around the country.

We thank all the hard working people of the media some of whom took risks to do their work and who without them, we would have no idea of what is happening around us.

The doctors and nurses in various hospitals and health centres played a superb and crucial role under most severe conditions. We also thank teachers and school managements.

Thank you Biman Prasad and members of the National Federation Party for putting politics aside and joining hands with government to assist our people. We also thank the SODELPA members who visit various areas to assist.

We thank former Fiji residents abroad and our sports people for their big contributions. We thank those government ministers co-ordinating assessment and ration distributions around the country.

A big thank you to our various business houses for the various donations in cash and in kind you provided to our affected people in Fiji’s most darkest hours.  We also thank all the Government Ministries, Non-Governmental Organisations and various groups who assisted.

Thank you Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) for the hard work of extraordinary proportion and for absorbing the pressure and impatience of some of our people and still provide the best services.

My biggest thanks be to God for giving us a Prime Minister and a Leader who led us by example and whose strong stand taken many years ago made the world see Fiji the way they do now.

Despite being hit and devastated by the second strongest cyclone in recorded history, you have all somehow made us see a flickering light at the end of the tunnel.


Security officer

Indar Jit,  Navua

As a security guard, ones primary duty revolves around protecting his or her employer’s property.

Security officers can work in a variety of settings such as buildings, banks, airports, hospitals, museums, universities, schools, supermarkets, etc.

Day to day a security officer’s job depends on the type of location he or she is working. Duties of a security officer also varies depending whether one officer is on mobile patrol or is a stationary guard.

Generally, security officers become responsible for upholding safety, enforcing rules and responding to security problems. Security officers are employed to prevent security problems. They are trained to communicate with public and respond to any incidents.

Majority of these security officers work in banks, hospitals, universities, government offices, schools, supermarket, airports, etc, who are qualified and properly trained officers. Reading through the daily newspaper, it is noted that a former security officer was sentenced by the Suva court.  The 22-year-old security officer on January 9 this year broke into the Parliament staff office and stole a Samsung phone valued at $900.

There are many in Fiji who are unemployed and looking for jobs. Fortunate are those who are on employment. People should understand that once a person is hired for job, their employer expects them to be loyal, faithful and trustworthy.

Doing something which is against the law will never help anybody but ruin a person’s reputation in the society. People of Fiji, as our Prime Minister has said, corruption will never help any human being. So let us work hand in hand and keep Fiji safe from all sorts of crime.

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