Letters to the Editor, 12th September, 2017

Road barriers Manoah Kaleca, Nakasi It is quite sad that a Bangladeshi national died in an accident caused by a local driver who was allegedly drunk. His colleague was also
12 Sep 2017 11:00
Letters to the Editor, 12th September, 2017
Forensic police team member photographign the scene of the accident outside the Nasole Masjid that claimed the life of a Bangaldeshi Muslim clergy on Saturday September 9th, 2017. Photo:Jone Luvenitoga

Road barriers

Manoah Kaleca, Nakasi

It is quite sad that a Bangladeshi national died in an accident caused by a local driver who was allegedly drunk.

His colleague was also critically injured and is still recovering in hospital. Nothing can bring back this poor man’s life but we can prevent this kind of incidents from happening again.

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) has gone out of its way to provide good roads for road users. This is visibly seen all over the Suva-Nausori corridor as road works are popping up everywhere. However, these roads are incomplete without ‘road barriers’ built on the side of the roads to protect the public from vehicles. I believe that with the number of vehicles increasing on our roads, it is only right that these ‘road rails or fences’ be placed along the roads to protect pedestrians walking on the footpaths along them.

Until this is implemented and carried out by the FRA, we are sure to continue seeing these kinds of accidents happening.

Team we need

Senaca Nabutu, Naulu

Prime Minister said it right, Attorney-General is definitely his right hand. Together they make a formidable team and together they will go wonders for Fiji.

Two work together

Parmesh Prasad, Suva

The right hand is the right man. PM Bainimarama and AG Sayed-Khaiyum’s camaraderie and their complementary nature is what this nation needs.

Mr Bainimarama is a rocket on the go while Mr Sayed-Khaiyum provides the intellectual fire power. Keep it up

Same old song

Shrum Ali, Sigatoka

I recently bought a Water Blaster.

After one month of usage, the gun leaked. This was repaired and given back by the shop. I used it for a few months and then the same problem occurred. Upon complaining the second time, I was advised that only the motor is on warranty and not the gun. However, I am still doing the payment and do not understand why only some parts of the water blaster are on warranty while the others are not despite being on the one body. Some people are still singing the same old song.

9/11 anniversary

Spencer Robinson, Suva

The 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York on September 11, 2001 was a horrific day in history for the United States of America.

This year marks the 16 anniversary of the tragedy that took place, especially to the thousands of lives lost due to the massive explosion and collapse of the World Trade Centre towers.

President George W Bush, in his national address after the 9/11 attacks mentioned that, “terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.”

These reassuring words to his people by the 43rd President of America had instilled an unshakable determination and aspirations of Americans to get up on their feet and “rebuild” again. Regardless of the scenario in life, when we fall, let us stand up again united as one to make a difference for the future.

Let us remember and pray for those who were lost, injured and affected by the 9/11 attacks in the United States 16 years ago.

Who needs council?

Sovaia Pace, Sydney

What has Fiji and the iTaukei lost since the disbanding of the so-called Great Council of Chiefs? Nothing was great about them, to be honest. The greatest thing to happen after the GCC was dissolved was equal distribution of lease money which is what the Chiefs never wanted.

Why would they want it? It meant more money for them. And, a little bit of refreshing of Viliame Gavoka’s memory, when he says no Prime Minister should be chairman, he forgets the strong arm tactic of his leader Sitiveni Rabuka and how he came to become the Chair of GCC.

Fiji has done better without the meddling lot and bringing them back will not benefit anyone.

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