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Letters To The Editor 15th November 2016

Rugby Power Waisale Ramoce, Wainivula The much anticipated World Rugby Awards for 2016 got underway on Sunday night and the likes of New Zealand, South Africa and England had their
15 Nov 2016 11:00
Letters To The Editor 15th November 2016

Rugby Power

Waisale Ramoce, Wainivula

The much anticipated World Rugby Awards for 2016 got underway on Sunday night and the likes of New Zealand, South Africa and England had their own shares of victories, just as many had predicted.

Hopes were very high within our Pacific Island nation rugby enthusiasts and especially for Fiji, after our own seven’s skipper Osea Kolinisau, Fiji’s France based Virimi Vakatawa and former sevens coach Ben Ryan were among the top contenders for these awards.

However, at the conclusion of the ceremony at the Hilton London Metropole last night, rugby lovers around the globe witnessed once again that the game of rugby, I suppose, is still controlled and dominated by the powerful so called tier one nations.

With rugby, a sport that is quickly gaining recognition in providing lucrative deals, factors such as finance, manpower and resources are among the determining factors that favour rugby power houses.

Unfortunately for Fiji, this is yet to be realised and be accommodated for.

When and how this is going to be achieved is worth pressing through to our Fiji Rugby Union executives, and of course with the constant support from New Zealand and Australia who are our neighbours yet nemesis in the rugby field.

Congratulations to Kolinisau, Vakatawa and Ben Ryan for making the cut, we still love our rugby and the sport is here to stay.

 

 

FRA works

Dorsami Naidu, Nadi

One wonders why the Fiji Roads Authority does not allow the major roadworks being carried out in the country to be done at night when traffic flow is minimal so that the work can move faster.

This gets done in Australia and New Zealand but the other benefit here would be the cooler working conditions for the workers, hence greater efficiency.

 

 

One Fijian nation

Tukai Lagonilakeba, Nadi

A big vinaka vaka levu to Government for the fabulous, all paid-expenses for the Girmitiya celebrations that was held throughout the country.

It is a time to reflect on the contributions that the Girmitiya forefathers and their descendants who have contributed to our dear country’s development and progress. It is evident from their arrival in 1874 from British India.

I do hope the National Federation Party leader Biman Prasad and Fiji Labour Party’s Mahendra Chaudhry can acknowledge Government for its inclusiveness in approving the Girmit celebrations.

 

 

Girmit celebration

Narayan Reddy, Lautoka

It was good to see Government Members of Parliament (MPs) in all the Girmit Celebration held throughout the country.

I am wondering the whereabouts of Opposition Members of Parliament during the celebration.

One could see any Opposition MPs presenting any awards during the ceremony.

I thought that a particular Opposition MP was calling for a public holiday for the Girmit celebrations?

It will be interesting to find out the reason for them not being present.

 

 

Culture shock

Wise Muavono, Lautoka

After moving from a simple rural setting of Ovalau to the Sugar City, my mate Cameron and a few family members went to Denarau for dinner.

Our boy from the old capital was asked: ‘What would you like to have sir?’ ‘I’ll have the steak’, he replied.

He was then again asked, ‘How would you like your steak? Rare, medium rare or well done?’

Without putting much thought to it, he said, ‘Rare’.

Dinner was served and he tried to cut a piece when suddenly he jumped out of his seat and shouted, ‘Oilei the blood still in it’. Hahaha!

There were a few gazes from the other diners only to laugh it off when explained the misunderstanding.

Embarrassed, he vowed never again and till today only trusts his favourite Old Capital tuna flakes which he often shares with his dog Rexy.

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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