Letters To The Editor, Monday 12th February, 2018

Power at a cost Shariff Shah, Savusavu I got all but great respect for Lenora Qereqeretabua and Lynda Tabuya. They have chosen to stand in the upcoming general elections. As
12 Feb 2018 11:51
Letters To The Editor, Monday 12th February, 2018
National Federation Party candidate Lenora Qereqeretabua and SODELPA candidate Lynda Tabuya.

Power at a cost

Shariff Shah, Savusavu

I got all but great respect for Lenora Qereqeretabua and Lynda Tabuya.

They have chosen to stand in the upcoming general elections. As proclaimed, they will fight against corruption, racism, nepotism, etc.

If their views are the same then why stand for two different parties? Why not one? The motive is very clear. You are splitting the vote.

If its about the “cause” then why so many parties?

The fact is its not about the “cause”. It’s about self.

Politics is the only means of survival left for past politicians.

Red alert

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

The tension in the Israeli side of the Golan Heights is putting our peacekeepers at risk amid reassurance by Israel.

We remember the capture of more than 40 peacekeepers by Al Nusra militants, which caused nationwide commotion here sometime ago.

We hope our peacekeepers are safe.

Attacks on Religion

Abendra Ram Tahal, California, USA

The recent attacks on religion, especially on Hindus, are not a new occurrence in Fiji. It has been there since the first coup instigated by non-other the current President of SODELPA, Siti Rabuka.

The law enforcement has been very weak and lenient on these thugs and law breakers who commit these heinous crimes against the religion.

Also, it’s very stunning and bizarre to see that some other religious bodies and denominations are mum on a critical issue like this where a specific religion is attacked, vandalized and robbed by low life cowards.

My wife and I had a month vacation tour of China, India, Singapore and Malaysia recently and are proud to say that they have total freedom and liberty to practice religion like the great nation of United States.

Also to lower, eliminate and control the crimes of this nature, the Department of Stats, Police Department and Corrections Department should issue to the general public the bio-data on crime offenders.

The only way for any nation to prosper by honouring everyone equal under the sun regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or colour!

Everyone has the right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness which are unalienable rights given to all human beings by the creator.

Churchill Park tracks

Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu

It is good that a new athletics track is now available in the West to benefit the students there.

Surprisingly a popular school, only a walking distance away from the track, held its inter-house meet on their own school grass turf.

These are the words of the Prime Minister at the opening of Churchill Park on March 17, 2017: “The Western Division deserves the kinds of amenities and infrastructure that will support the athletes who live here and who work hard every day to improve themselves. Now you don’t have to go all the way to the National Stadium in Suva to run on synthetic tracks, because you have them here. These are all-weather synthetic tracks that meet the standards of the International Amateur Athletic Federation. So when our Western Division athletes compete in big games, they will compete on the same surfaces they have been training on. There will be no surprises.”

Hopefully other schools in the West will have their inter-house meet on the new tracks.

The need for 3 languages

Taitusi Sokiveta, Arizona, USA

Translators from the English language to Hindi and iTaukei language should be assigned to every department in Fiji.

Lawyers graduating from Fiji law schools should be required to speak and understand hindi and iTaukei languages fluently. Judges in courts should be able to understand both languages.

All Policemen should also graduate in iTaukei and Hindi languages from the Police academy.

Studying english and become a good english speaker like Sir Winston Churchill is useless when you go into a sugarcane field or a Fijian village to communicate with the residents.

All schools in Fiji at all level of education should all be required to not only teach english but iTaukei and Hindi as well.

When i worked at St Joseph Hospital and Medical Centre in 2014, I remember they had some employees with big sign badges on their chest that said spanish, espanol and english.

They became the main translators between the doctors, nurses, patient and all patients relatives in spanish who came across the Mexican border for medical treatment.

Learn all three languages Fijian, Hindi and English and we will have no communication problems with each other anymore in Fiji.

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

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