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Letters To The Editor 7th February, 2017

Drivers’ prayer, Avesi Kalokalo, Ba Our Ministers who art in Parliament, re­spected be thy names. Thy constituencies come, thy will be done, in our towns, as well as in our
07 Feb 2017 11:00
Letters To The Editor 7th February, 2017

Drivers’ prayer, Avesi Kalokalo, Ba

Our Ministers who art in Parliament, re­spected be thy names.

Thy constituencies come, thy will be done, in our towns, as well as in our cities.

Give us this day our daily rest, and forgive us our complaints, as we have forgiven those who have given us poor roads.

And lead us not into potholes, but deliver us from the rough roads.

For Thine is thy responsibility, the budget and the burden, for as long as we voted,

Amen.

 

My heart sank when the Vodafone Fijian 7s team lost to arch-rival New Zealand in their quarterfinal match during the Sydney 7s.

I believe the majority of us thought that our boys would deliver the goods and likely over­come their rivals just like they did in the Wel­lington 7s last week, but this did not eventuate.

The game of 7s has evolved and changed dras­tically, and teams that used to be a walk in the park for our boys are becoming harder to beat.

We have a great group of boys on our team and yes, even though they lost in Wellington and in Sydney they still managed to put a smile on our face every time they cross the try line.

A big ‘vinaka vakalevu’ to all the fans and especially the blue wigs who were behind our boys at the tournaments.

Now let’s talk about penalties. Sevens rugby is coming down hard on those players who intentionally or unintentionally tackle above the shoulder areas.

High tackle is a big no no in these abbrevi­ated code and this includes neck roll which saw a lot of penalties being handed down to our boys.

Ill-discipline and wrong decisions cost us a few of the games and it is my hope and prayer that our coach and boys would train and work hard on these areas to avoid similar predica­ments in the future.

I believe our boys will only improve and bond as the 7s series continues. Our support for the coach and the boys should not waiver.

Toso mai, Vegas!

True iTaukei, Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Canada

My heart was full of joy and tears when I read in the dailies the story about the iTaukei woman and her family from Namotomoto Vil­lage in Nadi who took in the Iranian Refugee.

We were told that Loghman Sawari was stay­ing with a Fijian family and we were led to be­lieve that he is dangerous and has a network in Fiji as he came over from Papua New Guinea with a PNG passport.

We all know the truth now and what has hap­pened, but what Mrs Rauga Naikeli’s family did in accommodating a stranger deserves rec­ognition.

In my books, this is an example of a true iTaukei and a Christian.

May God richly bless Mrs Naikeli and her family and may her selfless act of kindness, which is written in the books of heaven, be an example for all Fijians to contemplate and fol­low.

Feedback: jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

 

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