Letters To The Editor 1st February 2017

Robbery culture Neelz Singh,  Lami Robbery culture with violence and assault, how can this be put to an end? What can be done to unemployed youths now being deployed and
01 Feb 2017 14:40
Letters To The Editor 1st February 2017
Letters To the Editor

Robbery culture

Neelz Singh,  Lami

Robbery culture with violence and assault, how can this be put to an end?

What can be done to unemployed youths now being deployed and targeted for other means of illegal activity to generate income to support their family and themselves?

Now motorists have to be cautious as they are being pulled over to be hijacked in certain areas. How can we put this to an end?

The desperation and anxiety of doing nothing has tempted the minds of a new generation.  Recent crime rates are going into a new direction and most of them are new offenders.

New innovative ways to engage our youths eager to take up some vocational course or be involved should include them. This is so they are not sitting idle.

Youths of today are our future.



On track

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa,  Canada

Despite being beaten twice by South Africa in the Wellington 7s; I believe our boys are still on track.

South Africa has replaced New Zealand in consistency and Fiji’s thorn in the flesh in the HSBC Sevens World Series.

They are a very clinical 7s team and our Vodafone Fijian 7s coach and team know exactly why they lost both matches against South Africa.

This weekend in Sydney, we Fijians will want to see the tables turned and remain on track.

Go Fiji, go.



Wellington 7s

Kirti Patel,  Lautoka

Thank you boys. At least you reached the final with South Africa.

It was a heart-throbbing game with Scotland. We thought we nearly lost it.

Disappointing it always feels when we lose, but hoping for the best in the following games.

There are many games to go and fingers are crossed.

I hope people don’t start the blame game like babies and start attacking our coach. He is new and should have our support.

It is too soon to make conclusions about the Fiji coach.

Wish the boys all the best for the coming games and may God bless them.

To the coach; if you can please not lose your temper and be gentle with our players as they are just trying to adapt to the changes which is the change in coach and the rules to some extent. Toso Viti.


Government boarding schools

Tukai Lagonilakeba,  Nadi

In bridging the gap with our Government’s new policy, it is now evident that our rural and maritime students will enjoy the benefits that have always been prioritised and accorded to our urban Fijian children in terms of first preference.

The policy has always benefitted these children in the past and totally eliminates and discriminates against those of us from the qalo mai islands and other rural communities.

A beaming 14-year-old Salacieli Tawake who was pictured with his mother and sibling in the Fiji Sun front page of January 27 at QVS is such a joy as he is the first from his Nukubutolu Village in the outskirts of Savusavu.

It is a great achievement for the young boy and his relatives emanating from a proactive Government initiative and many more from our forgotten rural and maritime children are bound to benefit from this caring and fair policy.

But we would like to see the ratio in Indo-Fijian students increased also.

For the many of us who have attended one of these boarding schools, the achievements will call for an immediate village vanua party for both paternal and maternal sides, magiti, gifts and farewell for one of their sons or daughters.

Natabua High School which is the biggest Government school with more than 1,200 for both boarding and day scholars, Labasa College, QVS, RKS, ACS with their respective PTA’s and their Old Scholars Associations must be commended for finally accepting that our Ministry of Education and its Minister, Mahendra Reddy, as the sole regulator and employer.

This is for all the school teachers who work in these Government institutions together with any other religious-owned school from kindergarten to Year Eight up till Year 13 that are registered with the Ministry of Education.

The school grant initiative is another great futuristic vision by our inclusive and caring Government.

It must not be abused and should benefit every eligible student irrespective of where they live or their social status, as that is in accordance with the spirit of our world acclaimed 2013 Constitution.

Great to see the fruition of true friendship and sincerity from the Indonesian government’s QVS commitment to Adopt a School post TC Winston. Hooray! What a difference this kind hearted gift from the Republic of Indonesia will make to those Fijian children now and in the future.

It is open and ready for business. Education wins.


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