Letters To The Editor 4th October 2016

Aspiring doctor Michael Chambers, Lautoka The article of Losalini Rabuku in the Fiji Sun on October 2, where she was declared as one of the winners of the Chemical Society
04 Oct 2016 11:00
Letters To The Editor 4th October 2016
Letter To The Editor

Aspiring doctor

Michael Chambers, Lautoka

The article of Losalini Rabuku in the Fiji Sun on October 2, where she was declared as one of the winners of the Chemical Society of the South Pacific awards, is truly an inspiration to children who are being cared for and nurtured by their grandparents.

Our grandparents are usually the ones that are always inspirational in instilling values, discipline, respect, manners and the whole works of life, something that most of us hold onto so dearly for the rest of our lives.

Yay to Losalini’s grandparents, Mr and Mrs Ratunacagilevu for a job well done.

It will indeed be a double celebration when Losalini achieves her dream of becoming a doctor. May her achievement be a challenge for our children to gauge where ever they currently are and whether their current path will allow them to achieve their dreams.

I am wishing Losalini well in her future endeavours.


‘Miracle water site not rubbish site’

Herleen Emily Kumar, Nadi

In the last couple of weeks, many people have been given the privilege to be cured by the ‘miracle water’ in Natadradave.

The villagers have been working day and night tirelessly in aiding the sick to the water source.

The villagers’ willingness to welcome and open their doors to every Fijian regardless of their age, gender and race should be commended.

At the end of the day, I believe, we should all thank the Lord and the villagers for allowing us to be part of the spiritual healing.

However, some people do not appreciate what the villagers have been offering.

People are carelessly throwing rubbish on the roads and compounds of the Natadradave Village. It remains a concern of how people can be so complacent.

It is our responsibility to make sure that our rubbish is not thrown carelessly, making a place look dirty.

A humble request to everyone, if they are going to Natadradave Village, take your garbage bags with you so you can thrwo your rubbish in them.


Drink and drive

Ronnie Chang, Nadi

The continuing reports of drink-driving offences serves to effectively confirm some motorists are evidently totally irresponsible, daring and have no respect for the lives of all road users, especially here in the Western Division.

I repeat my earlier calls.

The Fiji Police Force and Land Transport Authority enforcement officers must now maintain a higher physical presence on our roads 24/7, at regulated intervals.

Court cases to address these issues are too time-consuming, frustrating and hold up valuable court time for more serious issues.

Offending drivers think they are much smarter and more bold – as familiarity breeds contempt.

Our hardworking Police force and LTA authorities can no longer be hoodwinked by such blatant carelessness and disrespect for the law. Enough is enough. All the public education provided seems to be exercises in extreme futility.

Drivers caught under the influence must face on-the-spot penalties.

No “if” and no “but.”

Hit them in the pocket, where it hurts.

Hit them hard.

Effective immediately, first offence mandatory penalty should be $200 fine plus 60-day suspension.

Thereafter, fines and suspensions must double.

Please implement “trial run period from November 1, 2016 through to December 31, 2016”.

It must work.



Traffic Police

Manoa Kaleca, Nailuva

I salute and thank all the traffic officers all around the Suva area for their hard work.  Day after day they tirelessly stand in the gap to direct and control traffic the best they can.  Sometimes they get insulted, get sworn at and who knows what else. But I believe that we as a community should commend them for the great job they are doing.

Vinaka vakalevu to all traffic officers in their respective divisions and keep up the good work.



Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

Disappointment in the contribution of the Opposition in Parliament continues to grow as we wait in anticipation and they continue to attract public scrutiny!

The poor quality of questions raised and the heavy silence of the Opposition Leader lies exposed for all to see!

They don’t seem to be capable of thinking coherently or comprehensively and most issues seem to be over their heads.

They seem to be delighted to operate in this fashion, for it means they don’t have to take any responsibility!

Their lack of preparation, lack of dedication, and lack of vision is only too obvious!

They appear intellectually jaded.

The sad thing is that we as a nation will continue to witness more of this same meaningless, woeful presence and substandard contributions.

Indeed an unwarranted disappointment!



Leadership test

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Delta, BC, Canadai

One good test for true leaders of the people is to check whether they will increase their salaries or allowances while the people they serve are struggling to survive.

I take my hat off to Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu for writing to the SODELPA Members of Parliament not to seek for an increase in allowances, but was ignored (FS 30/9).

Also to MPs  Biman Prasad and Prem Singh for voting against the increase of allowances for MPs and not accepting the voted increase.

You have passed my true leadership test!


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