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Letters To The Editor, 29th October 2017

Always acknowledge contributions Dharmendra Kumar, Suva There is a pressing need for intelligent leaders. Our Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is busy with the COP23 preparations and the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
29 Oct 2017 11:28
Letters To The Editor, 29th October 2017
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama

Always acknowledge contributions

Dharmendra Kumar, Suva

There is a pressing need for intelligent leaders.

Our Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is busy with the COP23 preparations and the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is ensuring the smooth running of the country is a combination that motivates and inspires all Fijians.

How is this possible? Acquiring leadership maturity is a lifetime journey. Our Prime Minister and Attorney-General are giants in leadership and maturity.

They serve in humility and love all. They connect with all, show respect, appreciate and are ready to engage with all Fijians.

So who sees further: a dwarf or a giant? Obviously a giant for his eyes are situated at a higher level than those of the dwarf.

It’s unfortunate that Fiji has more dwarfs than giants. Their eyesight is at a lower level hence they don’t have the heart for all Fijians.

You can only be a giant in leadership once you examine the condition of your heart. The Bible says “Keep thy heart with all deligence; for out of it are the issues of life”.

My prayer is for dwarfs to become giants in the 2018 General Election.

And so it begins

Amrit Singh, Bau Road

The cyclone season is back with November just a few days away. The weather pattern has changed rapidly.

More breeze and hotter nights can be experienced. I hope my fellow citizens are preparing for the worst since we all are aware what devastation Tropical Cyclone Winston did.

The festive season is near with many already preparing or planning for the holidays.

With our Prime Minster in Bonn, Germany as the COP23 president he will be talking for all Pacific Island Countries to our big brothers on carbon emission reductions.

We all must be now preparing for the cyclone season. Like in the past please stop the last minute rush, with whatever penny you might have buy essentials for the cyclone and keep your loved ones safe.

Also please stop cutting trees because it may help act as windbreaks near your homes, but trim those trees which are old or may pose a risk.

Where’s our photo credit?

Timoci Gaunavinaka, Nausori

A few months ago, a regional photo competition was run by the COP23 Secretariat to choose some photos from photographers throughout the Pacific region to be showcased at Bonn, Germany.

Each photographer must also write a little caption describing the relevance of the photo they submitted to climate change and the images must be of very high resolutions.

I asked a friend of mine Tevita Vucoka to accompany me and we drove down to Togoru, Navua and made a sevusevu to their village headman, Semisi, Dunn and got their permission to take photos of their coastline.

I wrote its caption and submitted it to the competition.

A couple of weeks after the closing of the competition, I was advised by the COP23 office that my photo with its caption had been selected to be one of the photos to be displayed in Bonn.

My photo together with others selected and with each of the caption we wrote were each given a page of their own on the COP23 official website together with our names.

I am surprised today that the photo I took at Togoru together with four others from the region is displayed on two whole pages in the other newspaper.

Sadly, our names as the photographers and caption writers were never mentioned at all despite the fact that it is clearly described on the COP 23 website: https://cop23.com.fj/cop23-pacific-phot…/timoci-gaunavinaka/

As photographers, we have dedicated our time, funds, equipment and talents to capture such images in our free contribution to the global effort on Climate Change.

It makes us feel as if these photos just fell like manna from the sky direct onto the publication and their captions were all written by ghosts.

Class A, B, C shares for all Fijians

Sukha Singh, Labasa

Since we’re all classified as Fijians can I as a Fijian buy class A shares in Fijian Holdings Limited. I would also like to know why we have three different types of shares in the Fijian Holdings Limited.

Someone told me class A shares carries a high risk but the higher the risk the higher the dividends.

 

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