Letters To The Editor 10th October 2016

Golfing tourism for Fiji John Cooper, Denarau The Fiji Natadola Golf International is over. Many millions, some say thirty and more millions of dollars, has been spent on this tournament
10 Oct 2016 11:00
Letters To The Editor 10th October 2016

Golfing tourism for Fiji

John Cooper, Denarau

The Fiji Natadola Golf International is over.

Many millions, some say thirty and more millions of dollars, has been spent on this tournament promoting Fiji as a golf destination the past three years with guarantee money support from the FNPF and the Minister of Tourism.

As an ex-Suva Grammar pupil, previous Marks Street Suva Bank of New Zealand agency Manager and committee member at the Fiji Golf Club I offer myself to you with a love for Fiji and for Fiji golf in particular.

My dedicated New Zealand golf holiday travel company purchased thousands of room nights for tourist golfers in Fiji over an extended period up until 2003.

The Suva Travelodge, Tradewinds Hotel, Pacific Harbour Villas, The Beachcomber at Pacific Harbour and in particular The Sheraton villas, and hotel rooms at the Sheraton Denarau when that golf course opened in 1993.

Right now at Denarau with a major golf event is a long-time professional golfer from New Zealand who is continually attracting large numbers of golfers to play and stay in Fiji.

There are many similar dedicated golf holiday travel company enthusiasts in the South Pacific and around the world for you to offer support promotion funds to attract golfers to Fiji.

There are three major resort courses in Fiji.

A promotion similar to one I was part of that worked well some years ago for three major golf courses on the island of Maui could be a good start for Fiji Golf Tourism.


Go Fiji, go victory anthem

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Surrey, BC, Canada

Forgive me for being behind, as I have just watched the Go Fiji Go Rugby Olympics Victory Song 2016 video clip on YouTube via the FBC online news website.

The clip made me cry, seeing the unity among all Fijians through prayer and the great victory by our Fiji Sevens Olympians, winning our first ever Olympic Games gold medal.

Fijians all over the world who will watch the video clip will all just thank God and feel blessed that with this kind of unity, our beloved nation is indeed the way the world should be.

Again the miracle water at Natadradave and Delakado Villages in Dawasamu, Tailevu is another avenue where God is uniting Fijians from all walks of life and different religious beliefs.

Fiji is celebrating its 46th year of independence this weekend and again our leaders are reminding Fijians of the importance of unity as we move the nation forward.

Here in Canada, this weekend is their Thanksgiving Day public holiday, where they celebrate and thank God for His providence in their individual lives, families and the nation as a whole.

For Fijians, when political parties, churches or any group that comes up with policies, beliefs or agendas that brings about disunity; then play them the Go Fiji Go Victory Song to remind them that united we stand and divided we fall.

God bless Fiji!


Funny Behaviour

Floyd Robinson, Suva

Do we humans not behave funny towards the end of the year? Whilst many look forward to the holidays and enjoy ourselves, we often put pressure on our law enforcement officers.

With the festive season fast approaching one could expect more spot checks and road blocks set up by our Police Force. Many of them will have to postpone their leave during this season.

For some reason, people will find every reason under the sun to engage in excessive consumption of alcohol and food.

We say that the cost of living has risen but this will not equate with our spending.

Are we funny or simply too happy during the festive season.

Whatever one’s views, just remember that today will pass by and there is another tomorrow.

More importantly, our law enforcement officers will work overtime trying to ensure safer communities.



Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi

Sukha Singh, Labasa

It is so nice to read so many good things about Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi. It is a pity we normally do not say or write about a person’s goodness while he or she is still alive. But I would love to know what people think about me while I am still alive.



Local soccer

Ramesh Sharma, Nasinu

We have thousands of people moaning about soccer standards and about all the top brass in the Fiji Football Association and yet we see thousands backing them by watching bazaar soccer and financially backing them with their hard earned cash.

Ironical don’t you think so.

Only in Fiji perhaps …

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj



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