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Letters To The Editor, 5th January, 2017

Go Fiji Wise Muavono, Lautoka Again, I am looking forward to be dazzled. No, not to be dazzled by Allen’s fragrant untruth stories, but by our very own 7s warriors.
05 Feb 2017 11:55
Letters To The Editor, 5th January, 2017

Go Fiji

Wise Muavono, Lautoka

Again, I am looking forward to be dazzled.

No, not to be dazzled by Allen’s fragrant untruth stories, but by our very own 7s warriors.

Many hardcore fans will be on the edge of their seat to watch the brilliance of our 7s team.

Whether sitting with my magic basin or with that amber coloured liquid, I shall cheer our team on no matter the outcome.

All the best to my naita Gareth and the boys. Areh, Go Fiji go.

 

 

Public convenience

Satish Nakched, Suva

As our local Government Minister is embarking in creating a few more towns around the country, it is also important to note such establishments must have public toilet facilities that are provided for the public without any cost.

This is a basic human requirement and the service must be provided freely and no way should it be commercialised on to generate additional revenue.

Most of these public convenience in Suva are on pay per user basis including a shopping mall in the city.

The onus and the duty of care falls squarely on the business, owners and the municipality in keeping the facilities hygienically clean and such cost must be absorbed by them.

I believe that is a statutory requirement that in order to run a business the owners must provide the toilets for its customers.

Suva has been declared a tourist destination by the council and I believe no study was ever taken to work out the number of the public convenience requirement per the influx of people who visit the city.

The provision of public toilets is an essential factor in creating sustainable and accessible towns and cities.

Toilet provision is a high-level strategic policy issue with implications for the environment, health, tourism, and transport strategy.

The situation is bad, but the lack of provision affects some groups more than others, especially women, the elderly and people with disabilities.

If the Government wants to encourage people to leave their cars at home and use public transport then there is a need to provide public toilets at bus stands.

Provision needs to be made for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport user including the port of calls.

The establishment must be in accordance to the Health Act and regularly monitored for its cleanliness.

It is a below the belt blow and the lowest humanitarian greed to charge someone money for the call of nature.

Only in Fiji, I suppose.

 

 

Concentrate on contract

Damodaran Nadan,

Lautoka

With all due respect to Ben Ryan and the players, I would like to comment on the advice by the former coach on how to beat the South African 7s team.

In my opinion he should concentrate on his contract with World Rugby as FRU has a new coach and I think its his job now not Bens.

Please focus on your new job and move on and let the new coach move on with his job.

I know this would not go down well with most of the readers, but it’s a fact and let’s be realistic about it.



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