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Letters To The Editor, 14th November , 2016

Road to gold Joji Koroibanuve, Nasinu Best wishes to our Vodafone Fijian 7s boys for another season of tough 7s rugby – the beginning of another 4 years of road
14 Nov 2016 11:06
Letters To The Editor, 14th November , 2016
Letters To the Editor

Road to gold

Joji Koroibanuve,

Nasinu

Best wishes to our Vodafone Fijian 7s boys for another season of tough 7s rugby – the beginning of another 4 years of road to gold.

Yes, you have done it before and can do it again. Go Fiji, go and God bless!.

 

Fiji and Trump

Arjun Singh,

Ba

While Hillary Clinton’s message did not resonate with working class, Donald Trump’s promises did and this helped carry him to victory.

What really got the people going though was Trump’s provocative promise to smash the establishment. “Drain the Swamp”, in his own words. However, all are not happy with this.

But what does this have to do with Fiji? In his congratulatory letter to Trump, Prime Minister Bainimarama writes: “We especially seek America’s support in our struggle against extreme weather events and rising sea levels caused by climate change, which pose a particular threat to Pacific Islands and other low lying areas of the world.”

The PM has wisely broached this integral issue. However, there is a problem. Trump has chosen Myron Ebell to lead his EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) transition team.

Mr Ebell does not think climate change is real. In fact, President-Elect Trump himself thinks it is not real with the addition of the theory that it was made up by the Chinese to undermine US manufacturing.Climate change is something every school child grows up learning about in Fiji.

Many have experienced the first-hand effects of this on their friends and families. Ignoring this to focus on their own development is something the US can afford to do because the negative effects of it will actually fall on small island nations – nations like Fiji.

As sure as the sun will rise in the morning, we must work this out.

Interesting times are ahead.

 

Trump’s American way

Tukai Lagonilakeba,

Lautoka

Donald Trump was perceived a racist candidate, inciting and divisive apart from the many things he uttered during his campaign that many thought was not the America we know.

However, he believed in himself with the changes he preached, the majority from the eagle’s land have spoken when many had already written him off because he did not have the credentials to become President of the United States.

Critics taunted and criticised our FijiFirst party leader for what our Government believed in prior to, during and after their 2013 election campaign.

But the overwhelming majority have spoken and we must accept the verdict.

Rightfully so Mr Trump must be given the opportunity similar to Voreqe Bainimarama’s leadership and its term.

Contrary to Dan Urai’s opinion in the other newspaper the mandate belongs to the majority and they have chosen the right person they so believe is the best to become their national leader.

There are many disappointed sympathisers of Mrs Clinton, but who knows Donald Trump could become one of the most successful, well liked and popular Presidents of America – the Land of the brave and opportunities.

 

Low pressure

Wise Muavono,

Lautoka

It is worrying how many low pressure systems have been passing over the Fiji group.



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