Letters To The Editor, 12th September, 2016

Security at the airport Bernard  Chute, Suva Going through the security checkpoint at Nausori Airport on my recent trip to Labasa, a special fruit knife misplaced in my hand luggage
12 Sep 2016 08:44
Letters To The Editor, 12th September, 2016
Letters To The Editor

Security at the airport

Bernard  Chute,


Going through the security checkpoint at Nausori Airport on my recent trip to Labasa, a special fruit knife misplaced in my hand luggage was confiscated.

Fair enough, I was at fault.

Being one of its kind, I inquired with the duty officer if there was a possibility it could be reclaimed when I returned. His response was negative.

So the question goes to beg as to what happens to belongings taken in this manner?

Two colleagues on the same flight said this:

[1] The confiscators toss a coin and who wins, takes it home.

[2] If the item is of value and easily concealed it disappears into thin air.

Perhaps the relevant department in charge at the airports can enlighten the travelling public.



Rubbish on new roads

Tomasi Boginiso,


With the much improved road from Caqiri to Laqere in its finishing touches and the downhill from Makoi to Omkar  fully operational, I am always disappointed of the rubbish being tossed out from vehicles travelling on these roads.

They have no pride at all of the tidiness and the international standard of the roads and the amount of work carried out in getting these developments done for the sake of the very people of Fiji.

This rubbish is visible at rainy periods when they are washed to outlets and block the new installed drainage. Never ever notice a member of public clear the debris or pick rubbish but await the relevant authorities to do so.

The bins installed in a few bus stops are never used correctly but the public seems to litter anyway.

I beg the Fijian public please show pride in the beauty of Fiji and stop littering.



Re-invigorated Cabinet

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa,

Delta, BC, Canada

The honorable Prime Minister’s move in announcing the first Cabinet reshuffle midway through the Government’s Parliamentary term is an excellent one (FS10/9).

All the current Ministers and Assistant Ministers have done very well in their respective portfolios and it would be unfair if I single out only one or two.

The reshuffle gives them the chance to lift the productivity and service delivery already set by their predecessors to another level, before the next General Elections.

It is good to see Ministers being put back into their field of expertise, as in the case of the former and now new Minister of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations.

In a relay, it is imperative to have a good starter off the block and a very strong finisher.

Ben Ryan coached our Sevens Olympians to win Fiji’s first ever gold medal in the Olympic Games.

I believe, the reshuffle made by our PM will surely end up with an excellent gold medal winning performance by the FijiFirst Government, in its first four years reign.


Road signs

Ashneel J Prasad ,

Auckland, NZ

It’s amazing that there isn’t any road, speed or warning sign in front of the Free Bird Institute in Lautoka. A road hump would be nice.




Sukha Singh,


Once Sunia Cama ex-heavyweight  boxing champ told me “I can teach you everything but in the ring you are on your own.”

The way we are crying to Ben to stay back is silly. When I used to fight in Labasa my coach was Kameli from Naseakula village before every fight he used to tell me “warm up Karo”, I used to tell him I don’t want to waste my power and he just used to smile.

Last week I beat a former Fiji Number 2 snooker player from the Nausori Club at  Labasa Club and I have never had a snooker coach in my life.

So please if Serevi is willing to coach the Fiji team let him do so.



OFC playoff

Narayan Reddy,


The Fiji Under 20 team was bundled out of the Oceania Football Confederation playoffs again, I wonder what will be the excuse this time?

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