Letters To The Editor, 07th April 2017

Inflation Abendra Ram Tahal, California, USA I refer to one of Sukha Singh’s letter dated March 22, titled Question To PIB. Sukha Singh had questioned PIB for an explanation for
07 Apr 2017 10:20
Letters To The Editor, 07th April 2017
Palm Sunday


Abendra Ram Tahal, California, USA

I refer to one of Sukha Singh’s letter dated March 22, titled Question To PIB. Sukha Singh had questioned PIB for an explanation for the reasons for rise in cost of living which is simply inflation as an economics terminology.

I, myself was a PIB Officer before immigrating to USA, was asked the same question by many people many times on my field inspection whose families had very hard time to have a good living standards. Most of them thought since the Prices and Incomes Officers jobs were to monitor the price regulation they were also controlling the inflation or cost of living which was totally misconception and incorrect.

The principle of inflation is the result of supply and demand. Simply if the production or supply is higher than the demand then the prices or cost of living drops. And if the demand of commodity is more than the supply then like most of the time in Fiji the cost of living soar or goes high.

It’s about time that Minister for Education, Mahendra Reddy, should introduce Economics in Primary schools to bring the education system to the next level as well will help poor families to understand the basics of inflation and how to improve.

God Bless Fiji.


Palm Sunday

Rajesh Lal, Lautoka

Is Palm Sunday a biblical word?

This word does not even appear in the Holy Bible. I really don’t know from where our so-called church leaders got this non-biblical word and are misleading their church members.

Church leaders should read Galatians 4: 7-10 and see what Apostle Paul is saying. Wake up Christians!


Traffic enforcement cameras

Pramesh Naidu, Nadi

Speed cameras are a good way to monitor traffic infringements on the roads throughout the world whereby as a result Fiji has also adopted this trend which is evident on our roads.

The recent increase in the number of days to pay up penalties is really good which provides the road users enough time to pay after being notified by the authorities. Although this is good I still believe there is more to be done in terms of informing the public about how the speed cameras work through workshops and advertisements.

This would have given the public a better picture of what speed cameras are and what are its uses.

Another concern I have is regarding the system in which the drivers are being notified of the penalties they have incurred while driving. Authorities should look at the drivers’ best alternative method to be notified of their penalties.

There is another question in my mind as to how drivers using rental cars are being penalised for their infringements.

I also believe that location of the cameras should be changed periodically because we are living in the 21st century and through government’s support every child is molded with intelligence and drivers will act smart by keeping to the speed limit within the camera zone but speed up elsewhere.

Nonetheless, there is more work to be done in the speed camera initiative. Relevant authorities should relook at its conducts when dealing with such matters.

We should move with technology and I thank the authorities for doing so because it decreases human effort and boosts the country’s technology.


Black out

Floyd Robinson, Nasinu

Did the recent power cuts or blackouts in Central Suva happen by chance or is this an indications of things to come this weekend?

Looking towards the Hong Kong 7s tournament, does this mean that the New Zealand All Blacks will cause a blackout on Fiji? Or does this mean that the men in white and black will deliver a blackout for the men in plain black?

As for now, there is so much power in the talanoa sessions as we can anxiously await the crucial pool game between the two teams both having black in their uniforms.

Let’s just hope that there is no black out during this crucial pool game.


7s break-out

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Canada

Most of us Fijians love the TV Series ‘Prison Break’ and it was a surprise to know that Season 5 Episode 1 was released on April 4 and a joy to watch. We learned that Michael Schofield did not die in the last Episode of Season 4.

Clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael may be alive.

Lincoln and Sara, Michael’s wife until he was presumed dead, reunite to engineer the series’ biggest escape ever, as three of Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees, Sucre, T-Bag and C-Note, are pulled back into the action.

As we look forward to Episode 2, we all wish our Vodafone Fijian 7s team the very best to orchestrate in Hong Kong this week, its own prison break from the past five 2016/17 HSBC Sevens World Series tournament drought.

Forget about the past performances and victories and the notion that So Kon Po has been Fiji’s favourite hunting ground.

Fijian fans want to see a hungry, focused, disciplined and clinical Fijian flair 7s display in Hong Kong, resulting in a break-out of its drought 7s season.

Break out of prison boys and go Fiji, go!

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