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Letters To The Editors, 11th, February, 2017

Kava workshop Floyd Robinson, Nasinu An interesting workshop on kava consumption is scheduled at the University of Waikato in April. Interestingly, the number of kava consumers on the weekends is
11 Feb 2017 14:42
Letters To The Editors, 11th, February, 2017

Kava workshop

Floyd Robinson, Nasinu

An interesting workshop on kava consumption is scheduled at the University of Waikato in April.

Interestingly, the number of kava consumers on the weekends is estimated at about 20,000 in New Zealand. More interestingly, the consumption practice is increasing among new cultural groups.

It will be interesting to hear of why and how other new cultural groups are embracing this drink. Whatever one’s views, there will definitely be much kava flowing this weekend in Fiji despite the current down pour.

This does raise a question. If such a workshop could be organised in New Zealand, why can’t a similar workshop on kava consumption be organised in Fiji?

After all, kava affects all groups in our communities socially, culturally, economically and politically.

 

 

Domestic violence

Ecelini Naivadra, Namadi

Men, young men and boys also need help with their problems regarding domestic violence.

They may prefer to discuss the issue with members of their own gender through a help line at a different location from the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre such as the Salvation Army or the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA).

There is certainly a gap that could be filled by a men’s NGO to advocate on the prevention of violence against women, young women, girls and boys.

 

 

Water bill

Narayan Reddy, Lautoka

With the recent high water bill I am just wondering if I am getting any other liquid apart from water.

My two friends, Allen and Wise, came down to check thinking that my tap was flowing with grog but they were wrong, its only water but I still wonder why the high bill.

 

 

Social media con

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Canada

It seems that social media is one place where you can add friend in a minute and minus them in the next.

A con artist using the name and photo of Joyce Myer made a friend request to me, which I accepted.

Within seconds a message in capital letters was received saying: “Hello I am Pastor Joyces Myer from USA How old are you and where are you communicating from.”

Noticing that this is just another con artist, I replied: This is Almighty God from Heaven.

The reply, again in capital letters came instantly: “You are an idiot big one.”

When I replied: “You are not a Pastor but a con, stop using Joyce Myer’s name and get a life; my new friend had blocked me and we have cut friends already within minutes.”

There are many con artists who make friend requests, start with a small talk and then build up to a big lie, before asking for money.

That is when you block them and cut friend with them.

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

 



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