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Letters To The Editor, 31st january, 2017

Drug overdose deaths Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa,  Surrey, BC, Canada The headline in The Leader, one of our local dailies here on January 20 caught my attention and it read: 2016 Saw
31 Jan 2017 11:00
Letters To The Editor, 31st january, 2017

Drug overdose deaths

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa,  Surrey, BC, Canada

The headline in The Leader, one of our local dailies here on January 20 caught my attention and it read: 2016 Saw Record 914 Drug Overdose Deaths.

It said that illicit drug overdoses killed 914 people in British Columbia (BC) alone in 2016, which includes 108 dying in Surrey and 215 in Vancouver.

We in Fiji may not relate to this statistics but when one sees first hand the heart breaking lifestyle those hooked on drugs live out here, one will say no to drugs and fight against any moves to legalise it.

The Canadian Government allows medicinal marijuana to be used and its Health Services are on standby to revive drug addicts when they overdose.

A child would close the tap if the water was contaminated and causing people to get sick and die, but out here, it would be violating the rights and choices of the people if the Government placed a zero tolerance on all illicit drugs.

Fijians should all unite in the fight against drugs including the cultivation of marijuana as nearly all drug addicts and those who have died of overdose, caught the habit from smoking a simple joint or popping a pill.

We seen and read of the devastation and sad loss of human life through drugs in other big countries.

Let us say “No” to drugs.

 

 

 

Refugees and political leaders

Ashneel J Prasad ,  Auckland, NZ

When certain “immigrant” political leaders complain about refugees and that they should go to where they came from,  well they came from their mothers womb. It will be really great if you can demonstrate how to get back in there. Borders are for humans – then just imagine what have we achieved by being humans?

 

 

Inspiration from Taveuni

Floyd Robinson,  Nasinu

Taveuni First Light Team rightfully deserved a hero’s welcome.

The people of Taveuni had every reason to celebrate the success of the team in clinching the Mana Whey Coral Coast Sevens tournament.

Without a doubt they are the talk of rugby talanoa sessions.

How on earth did a team with a humble beginning displace much fancied and renowned sevens rugby teams in Viti Levu?

Well, with much focus on the Wellington Sevens Tournament, our national sevens side need not look too far for motivation and inspiration. 

If the Taveuni First Light Team could defy all odds, whats stopping our men in the Cake Tin, Wellington.

 

 

Appreciation

Arien Vikash Kumar,  Nadi

Warm Greetings to you, your editing and publishing team.

Firstly I would like to thank Fiji Sun and its editing team for publishing my etters in the Letters To The Editor’s column for the year 2016.

The reason I prefer writing to Fiji Sun is that not only your newspaper (Fiji Sun) values its writer’s but it also appreciates each and every writer whoever provides in this column.

I also would like to thank Fiji Sun for awarding me twice as “Letter Of The Week” once and “Letter Of The Month” in the second. 

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