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Letter to the Editor, May 25th, 2017

Letter to the Editor, May 25th, 2017
May 25
11:00 2017

Pleasant disrupted dreams

Michael Chambers, Lautoka

My mid dawn dream was disrupted by what sounded like a truck rocking up at the roundabout close to home.

My investigative mind got me out of bed and a peek through my lounge window awed me in silence. My half opened drowsy eyes in a distance saw a truck filled with men in reflector jackets which look like sub contractors attending to the street light at the roundabout.

A streetlight that was out of order for a few moons.

A quick glance at the wall clock revealed it was 4.30am.

I mellowed at the fact that most of us at that time were being tucked away in our warm beds while these brothers are sacrificing their sleep to make ends meet.

Then it slowly dawned on me about a complaint I lodged with Fiji Roads Authority at the start of the week was being attended to.

Awesome! Yawasaraga! Hats off and vinaduriki to Teresia and the crew at Fiji Roads Authority.

Your team has just installed a new radiant light which has brought customer satisfaction and delivery at its best.

Television coverage

Narayan Reddy, Lautoka

Most part of Hollander Street, Pickering Place and Marlow Street are not getting proper signals from Fiji TV and FBC TV.

Since Sky Pacific is no longer broadcasting Fiji One News, nor can they add Fiji TV station as a programme in its channels.

The only reason why I subscribed to Sky Pacific was for clear picture and local news and for my kids to be on par with the local current affairs.

Can the minister responsible look into this issue because it’s affecting the residents of this area.

Team Selection

Shad Alfaz Ali, Navua

We must thank Christophe Gamel for selecting the three Navua players into the national football team.

This proves that he is committed to development in addition to national team preparation.

The selection of the three including young  Manav Permal is a step in the right direction that we all must support wholeheartedly.

In addition to the above, we all must also support our coach and allow him time to prepare teams capable of competing at least with our neighbouring Pacific Islanders.

According to reports, the team has not had enough preparation time for the match against Solomon Island.

We would again urge the Fiji Football Association to plan their programmes well and take these international friendlies seriously.

We need to put plans in place and have a comfortable environment for our coach and team to train and prepare.

We would also want our coach to share his experiences with FFA executives on the overall restructure of FFA operations and look into areas of concerns.

Important topics of discussion could include the benefits of reducing the super premier teams to eight and the bans imposed on foreign players restricting their participation in local tournaments and league games.

FFA should be in a position to analyse the benefits and effects of these landmark decisions and use it for its planning for the future.

All the best to our team.

World Day for Cultural Diversity

Neelz Singh, Lami

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is celebrated on May 21 to help people learn about the importance of cultural diversity and harmony.

The name speaks for itself. It brings people of all races and religion together of diverse cultures.

It increases the understanding of issues around cultural diversity and development among governments, non-governmental organisations and the public.

Hence the need to intensify dialogue between and within societies, civilisations and cultures.

We need to learn more about each other, to build mutual bonds and to break down the walls of ignorance that have insulated societies.

The term “the beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people” captures the essence of the 2017 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

Let difference beget not division but an urge to celebrate diversity and pluralism.

The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development tends to be marked in countries that embrace their various cultural history and acknowledge the importance of embracing it.

The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development was first observed in 2003.

Embracing cultural diversity, open-mindedness and tolerance enables us to become a symbol of success and prosperity.


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