Letters To The Editors, 19th, October, 2016

Home invasion Lisa Deppeler, Pacific Harbour On Monday around 1.30am we were the victims of a home invasion. We woke up to a person crouching at the end of our
19 Oct 2016 11:00
Letters To The Editors, 19th, October, 2016
Letter To The Editor

Home invasion

Lisa Deppeler,

Pacific Harbour

On Monday around 1.30am we were the victims of a home invasion.

We woke up to a person crouching at the end of our bed and multiple intruders in our house.

A terrifying experience that will stay with us for some time.

After yelling and screaming the intruders left the house in a hurry taking with them a number of our possessions.

We immediately reported the incident to the Pacific Harbour Police who quickly moved into gear.

We cannot commend the constabulary at the Pacific Harbour Police Post highly enough. Constable Neori, using his private vehicle, was able to quickly identify and apprehend the gang’s alleged driver who was waiting nearby.

The local boys in blue then summoned the Navua Police and the Canine Squad from Suva.

It was thanks to their quick response and their actions that the alleged gang was flushed out of the bush and arrested.

By 9am we had completed our statement at the Navua Police Station and identified our stolen possessions.

A mere seven hours after the crime was perpetrated.

A heartfelt congratulations must go to all those involved for their prompt and efficient arrests.

Fiji Police, keeping Fiji safe and honest.



Daylight robbery

Anjana Lata,


Recently we have seen a rapid increase in the number of robberies taking place in vacant homes.

Everyone wants to make their home safe from these would-be robbers, but the cost of installing these safety devices are very high.

I think the Government should ask these alarm and CCTV distributors in Fiji to come up with a plan that can both assist in combating these crimes and be at a price that an ordinary Fijian can afford.



Coconut cost

Narayan Reddy,


One decent size coconut is sold for $5 at the Lautoka Market. I was told that most coconuts are imported from Savusavu. I wonder how much the middle-man makes.

Labasa soccer coach

Sukha Singh,


Labasa won the local world cup.

Does it mean the coach of the Labasa team, whose name I do not know, is the best coach in Fiji now?

When Ben Ryan won us the gold medal at the Rio Olympics, almost all Fijians were begging him to stay. I am just wondering how many offers have come to our Labasa soccer coach.



What’s next?

Ramesh Sharma,


All this while I thought the road was meant for vehicles, truck and buses.

I never thought it was for cement mixing…maybe only in Fiji. What’s next?



Eric Rush on Fijian rugby coach

Joji Koroibanuve,


We must not be swayed by Erich Rush’s view on our 7s rugby coach….. We do not need Sir Gordon Tietjens.

New Zealand is a competitor in 7s rugby and we are champions. Fijian 7s is a class of its own and does not need to seek guidance from its competitor’s former coach.

Any influence from NZ 7s can destabilise all that is done and planned for greater achievements.

Ben Ryan has proven in the last four years that we can improve and build our own brand of 7s rugby.

All the best to Samoa as we would expect a greater challenge with Tietjens as coach, but it is not our loss.

We have much to gain by pulling our resources together and making solid decisions to rise to a greater level of intensity showcasing our capability as 7s rugby champions. Go Fiji, go!


Feedback: jyotip@fijisun.com.fj


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