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Letters To The Editor, 22nd April, 2017

Tikoduadua’s character queried Tukai Lagonilakeba, Nadi A twisted and a distorted character is how Pio Tikoduadua the former Government whip and Cabinet Minister can now be best described following his
22 Apr 2017 11:09
Letters To The Editor, 22nd April, 2017

Tikoduadua’s character queried

Tukai Lagonilakeba, Nadi

A twisted and a distorted character is how Pio Tikoduadua the former Government whip and Cabinet Minister can now be best described following his recent outburst in the media lately in his criticism of our Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and our FijiFirst Government.

From 2006 up until our 2014 election Pio stood by, defended, believed and benefited from all and everything the Bainimarama regime stood for as a civil servant. He was appointed Cabinet member and Government Whip soon after the FijiFirst Party election victory until early 2016 when he resigned citing health reasons.

He defended the FijiFirst Government policies and what it stood for in Parliament as recorded and vinaka to the Fiji Sun on April 18 for highlighting Mr Bulitavu’s post relevant to Tikoduadua’s speeches then for Government and now for the National Federation Party.

One wonders why Mr Tikoduadua stood for the elections in 2014 on a FijiFirst party ticket.

Was it convenient for him at the time before he called it quits?

But can this bloke realistically be trusted?

He is a total hypocrite in every sense as Mr Bulitavu puts it in his interview.

Mr Tikoduadua was totally relevant in all Government policy making processes, but is now no longer relevant.

The question one will ask is why he had to wait this long from 2006 up until today April, 2017, to speak and criticise the very hand that protected, cared and looked after his personal interests including his family.

A twisted fate with a twisted character indeed. Life goes on for this caring FijiFirst Government and leadership.

 

Biggest Sporting Event 

Floyd Robinson, Nasinu

Is the Coca-Cola Games the biggest national sporting event?

Across the nation individuals, families, and communities will be watching and discussing results this weekend and for days to come.

Come to think of this, the Coca-Cola Games is a national event which will basically have the whole nation following it closely.

Aside from that, it seems like the fight for seats on the main stadium is not limited to students.

One parent lamented how former students bought a large number of tickets to the main stadium, denying many current students from within and outside of Suva the chance to get a seat.

Like she said, these former students do this every year and are perhaps inconsiderate.

Whatever one’s views, let’s all sit back, relax and watch our athletes in action on the track and field.

After all, it comes around only once a year.

 

Ba traffic congestion

Rahul  Sharma, Ba

I would like to bring to the attention of the Fiji Roads Authority the traffic issues faced by the people of Ba, especially at the exit of the Ba busstand.

There is a road which serves two major supermarkets, many other shops and the carrier stand that uses the common exit point with the buses.

During peak hours there is a huge traffic jam at that place.

At times there are four rows of vehicles including buses trying to exit simultaneously.

I believe the same has been experienced by many traveling members of the public out of Ba.

On top of that there are pedestrians crossing the road since there is no zebra crossing.

My request to FRA is to divert that road away from the Ba Bus Stand exit so that the traffic is somewhat divided.

 

 

True Christian spirit

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, BC, Canada

The picture in the Fiji Sun showing the Head of Fiji’s Catholic Church, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong washing the feet of a parishioner last week on Holy Thursday at Suva’s Sacred Heart Cathedral shows a true Christian spirit, which breaks down barriers through love and compassion for others.

From a perspective of a Seventh day Adventist Christian, we do foot washing in segregation, the men on one side while all the women on another.

Married couples are allowed to wash each other’s feet if they choose to.

To see the picture of the head of Fiji’s Catholic Church washing the feet of a lady parishioner who is an Indo-Fijian is just mind blowing.

It sends a strong message that Christians should not only reach out with the gospel in cross cultural ministry to others, but most importantly, all women should be treated with love, dignity and respect.

Thank you Archbishop Peter Loy Chong and the Fiji Sun for a picture does paint a thousand words.

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