Letters To The Editor 04th, August, 2016

Wonderful improvement in Fiji roads Arthur Solomon Meyers, U.S.A . I am visiting Fiji and especially Suva. I am a recently retired Director of a public library in the U.S.
04 Aug 2016 10:40
Letters To The Editor 04th, August, 2016
Letters to the Editor

Wonderful improvement

in Fiji roads

Arthur Solomon Meyers, U.S.A .

I am visiting Fiji and especially Suva. I am a recently retired Director of a public library in the U.S.

When I told a friend I would be visiting Fiji, she told me about her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer.  At the time, the roads were terrible.

I am very happy to see the wonderful improvement.


Congratulations for the winning streak- Cuvu College

Rosleen Singh, Cuvu, Sigatoka

I wish to congratulate Cuvu College for winning the Schools Chef Challenge 2016 and making the “Overall Culinary School of the Year” for four years. Hard work pays off.

On behalf of all the parents of Cuvu College, I would like to thank the organisers Shailesh Naidu (executive chef Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and his team), sponsors and the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort management for pioneering and continuing  such exquisite event for the people of Nadroga.

They hosted the Schools Chef Challenge 2016 despite having full  occupancy of guests in the hotel.

They put together an even more grand event on Friday July 22. The competition this year was a tough one because there were schools as far as Lautoka and more Nadi schools participating.

The level of skills displayed by the students made the event a one of a kind.

It was also opened by the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar. Minister for Education Mahendra Reddy later honoured the achievement of students during the awards ceremony.

The type and quality of impressive prizes won by our children and other winners were worth the effort and sacrifices they made and we as parents are very proud of the opportunity to be part of this splendid life changing event.

Special thanks to the Principal of Cuvu College Navneet Deepak Mishra, management and staff, head of department, Home Economics Artika Sharma and Radhika Kumar.

These teachers gave their time and effort preparing students to display their best performance on this immense occasion and making it possible for Cuvu College to bring victory home.

Hearty thanks to the participating students for giving their fullest effort for this challenge. You all made the Cuvu Community proud. Thank you all.



7s final journey!

Epeli Rabua, Suva

As Ben ‘the Lion’ Ryan, and his kinsman Cracknell, finish off the final touches to the tactics the respective Fijian Sevens womens and mens teams will be displaying in Rio, the World watches in anticipation for the fireworks which will literally light up the 2016 Olympics on the 7s field.

The two Englishmen, like their King of old – have trained their own team of knights to the very highest level of fitness that an athlete could achieve, taught them that the mind is more  powerful than matter and instilled in them the discipline necessary to be an Olympian.

Laying over and planning the final touches to achieve success in Santiago, prior to overcoming what your opponents have in store for you is a masterstroke.

The two teams in a short period, have reinforced the fact that we Fijians, play an instinctive 7s game.

Together with the belief that they ‘can do all things through their Christ who strengthens them’, have encouraged the teams fortitude to achieve success at the greatest sporting show on earth – the Olympics!

Being poor economically has never fazed our knights who are wealthy in talent and know that this opportunity to be an Olympic champion might never come again.

Both teams are happy to be where they are right now. They are ready to create their own success.

Fiji – We Believe We Will Win!!!




Road marking

Sachida Rao, Nausori

Land Transport Authority has time and again requested for the support of the general public to eradicate or curtail the infringements of road and traffic laws.

Yes, I fully agree the general  public  is indebted to come forward and support the LTA and Fiji Roads Authority.

Here is an observation about the road marking on Milverton Road, sloping down from  Rewa Street and as far as Raiwai junction. This portion of the road has blind bends, yet the road marking indicates disjointed lines.

I suppose a vehicle can overtake but it is extremely dangerous to attempt.

The blind bends and the incline are not negotiable for overtake.

I am raising this concern, because a vehicle almost collided head-on after over-taking. Thanks to the almighty and   the brakes of my car otherwise there would have been an increase in the road fatality statistics.

Maybe, providing this piece of information or similar type of information to FRA will be considered   as a form of support the authorities need.

Could the authorities have a visit to the site and clarify. I might be misinterpreting the road marking.



Road rage

Neelz Singh, Lami

What is Road Rage?

Road rage is defined as an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger(s) of another motor vehicle or an assault precipitated by an incident that occurred on a roadway.

What is Aggressive Driving?

Aggressive driving is when an individual commits a combination of traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.

Both are common in Fiji and a major fact faced by LTA. What can they do to minimise such a risk, remains a question?



Individual choice

Kirti Patel, Lautoka

Who has the rights to tell people whether to read The Fiji Times or Fiji Sun?

Whatever people prefer, they can read in terms of news. It’s about the individual choice.

There are many who prefer both  newspapers. Please be neutral.



Private sector

Fulori Turaga, Suva

I thought the discussions would have been more constructive and productive if a representative from the private sector was present at the Parliament Speaker’s Debate held on Monday at the GPH in Suva.

Their (private sector) response to statements made by the Consumer Council of Fiji’s chief executive officer, would have been very interesting, especially on the issue of the private sector being corporate citizens only when there is praise and visibility.



Technology and dreams

Floyd Robinson, Suva

With the availability of science and technology, dreams can come true regardless of age. At 63, a lady from Adelaide in Australia has recently given birth to baby girl.

Definitely a topic that will trigger many discussions and talanoa sessions.

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj


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