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Editorial: Fiji Needs Brave Young People Who Will Stand Up To Criminals

Fiji needs more brave young people who are willing to stand up against criminal activities. Young people who are not afraid to raise their voices and report the wrong in
27 Jul 2017 11:25
Editorial: Fiji Needs Brave Young People Who Will Stand Up To Criminals
Dilkusha Methodist High School Year 12 and Year 13 students from left: Loraini Sauturaga, Elizabeth Sivowalu and Vilise Sauturaga at their school on July 25, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Fiji needs more brave young people who are willing to stand up against criminal activities.

Young people who are not afraid to raise their voices and report the wrong in our society.

The three secondary school students of Dilkusha Methodist High School are great examples. They were singled out by their principal for their courageous act.

They took a young girl to the Nausori Police Station after the minor went crying to them and complained she had been allegedly abused sexually in a bus.

They did the right thing and deserved the commendation they received from the school, Police and the community.

But for Elizabeth Sivowale, Loraini Sauturaga and Vilisi Sauturaga they were simply doing something for a young girl who was crying in distress.

That’s the attitude we all need to have – doing the right thing without being told.


Shame on you, stop dumping your rubbish for others to clean up

Vuda Marina general manager Adam Wade (far right) with his friends clear up the rubbish along the roadside in Waimalika in Sabeto yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Vuda Marina general manager Adam Wade (far right) with his friends clear up the rubbish along the roadside in Waimalika in Sabeto yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Another one who deserves commendation is Vuda Marina general manager, Adam Wade and his team.

While we all cringe when we see the sight of rubbish piled up on the side of the road, Mr Wade and his team actually did something about it.  They cleaned up part of the 15km stretch of road between Vuda and Nadi International Airport.

Those responsible for such disgusting acts ought to hang their heads in shame.

We say… SHAME ON YOU!

What you did was a thoughtless and a selfish act with no regard for the environment.

The dumping of rubbish on the side of the road, in creeks, at the beach or just anywhere is not acceptable. This is why:

ν Your rubbish can be dangerous to other people. Who knows what you have in those plastic bags – particularly when it includes sharp objects and glass.

ν Removing your illegally dumped rubbish from the side of the road is costly. Maybe it did not cost Mr Wade and friends much to clean up your rubbish, but it did cost them their time and energy.

ν Your dumped rubbish is dangerous to the environment. It can kill fish, damage plants, soil and waterways.

ν Your dumped rubbish diminishes the property and community value of our country. It’s ugly, it’s filthy.

We all want to live in a community we are proud of.

A Fiji we want to showcase to the world as “The way the world should be.”

ROSI DOVIVERATA

Feedback: rosi.doviverata@fijisun.com.fj


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