Letters To The Editor, 18th November, 2016

A marred game Samuela Kailawadoko, Nadi The Vodafone Flying Fijians – Barbarians rugby match was marred by many errors; the majority of them made by our team. Indeed, most of
18 Nov 2016 11:07
Letters To The Editor, 18th November, 2016
Letters To the Editor

A marred game

Samuela Kailawadoko,


The Vodafone Flying Fijians – Barbarians rugby match was marred by many errors; the majority of them made by our team.

Indeed, most of Barbarians’ points were directly attributed to the defensive lapses by the Vodafone Flying Fijians. The Barbarians style of attacking game was firmly held by the team.

Now that the game against England guaranteed a “full house”. The next problem for our management will be the selection of an appropriate team. There will be conjecture before the game as to whether our boys would adopt their normal style of play or “tighten it up”.

The Fijian fifteen that will take the field in this memorable encounter with England must impress the crowd and the fans with a match that could prove to be a great spectacle.



Easy pick for ANOC

Samuela Rareba,


It was an easy pick for the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) to recognise and award our Vodafone Fijian 7s gladiators as the best male team for the 2016 Rio Olympic games.

First timers in the Olympic games and out of all the number of countries and sports, they saw something different in our team and the passion it generates to lure people to love this game and love the sport as a whole.

This is indeed another milestone and another historic event award for ANOC and yes, Fiji is amongst the midst of the very best in the world, not only in 7s rugby, but in all the sports that participated in the Rio Olympic games.

As for World Rugby, this is just to rub it in your face that Fiji deservingly should have won that award for promoting rugby to the world.



Ignored sign at bus stand

Tomasi Boginiso,


The sign board that states “switch off your engines” seems to be a blind sign at the Suva Bus Terminal.

Printed in big letters and visible from all angles, but the bus drivers seem to completely ignore it. The terminal marshalls seem to be around at certain times of the day, but most of the time they are nowhere to be seen.

Are they only there to monitor the public or are they suppose to be enforcing the directive on the sign board that says “switch off your engines”?



Seasonal work

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa,


By now, Fijians registered to do seasonal work overseas will be unhappy with the selection criteria being imposed and the current slow intake.

One must be reminded that before Fijians were included in the seasonal workers scheme for New Zealand and Australia, our people who went out there as visitors were able to earn extra money through seasonal work.

There are farmers out there who do not want to be part of the seasonal workers scheme because they want to save money by making use of workers already in their country and desperate enough to employ visitors.

Fijians who are unemployed but have funds can use the HSBC World Sevens Series to their advantage in getting visas, even multiple travel to New Zealand, Australia, USA and Canada.

It is said that where there is a will, there is a way.

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