Letters To The Editor, March 7th 2018

7s dream SavenacaVakaliwaliwa, Suva The loss to USA in the Cup semifinals confirmed that my dream of our Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team winning the Las Vegas leg was just
07 Mar 2018 14:03
Letters To The Editor, March 7th 2018
A letter writer believes that our boys did well in the Las Vegas leg.

7s dream

SavenacaVakaliwaliwa, Suva

The loss to USA in the Cup semifinals confirmed that my dream of our Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team winning the Las Vegas leg was just a Hamilton win hype.

But, I believe our boys did well to defeat South Africa in the bronze medal playoff and we hope they will do better in Vancouver, Canada this week.

Let us learn from the Las Vegas Cup champion USA, who have big, fast, strong boys in the team and two real speedsters in Perry Baker and Carlin Isles.

We all hope that Coach Baber will bring in some big and fast 7s players and at least one real speedster as our boys prepare for Hong Kong, the Commonwealth Games and the Sevens World Cup. 

Right now, our boys need to work on all tackles, discipline and being fast at breakdowns.

So far, the 2017/18 HSBC World Sevens Series has produced new winners at every leg.

Let us hope that our Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team will regroup this week in Vancouver, to be the first team to win two titles in this series.

Go Fiji go!


Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

Every home ought to invest in a water tank to harvest the never-ending supply of rainwater, for it provides a better quality household supply than river, bore or dam water.

The cost of 10 kilos of kava will get a family a decent-sized water tank that will be really handy in the long term.

The last couple of weeks have brought nothing, but rain throughout the Fiji group and we could all be harvesting our own rainwater if we each only had a water tank.

We all know the worth of water when there is a dry spell.

After all, life and kava depend on water and the collection and storage of free, clean, clear, pure, Fiji rainwater really depends on you!

Invest in a water tank for better taste and a better mix.

Pedestrian crossing

Waisale Ramoce, Wainivula, Nasinu

The pedestrian crossing at the junction of Rt Dovi Road and the Kings road at Centrepoint will be a fatal spot if nothing is done to it. The authorities concerned should note that the light that directs traffic and pedestrians on both ends of the road are not synchronized.

The light on the left is set on a different timer that when it is time for pedestrians to cross from the Water Authority end, the light from the Rt Dovi end still allows cars and buses to cross. So this means that the light is directing both the traffic and the pedestrians to cross the road at the same time.

Last week, I had to stop a car in the middle of the road, after it was directed by the light to cross while two elderly people were still trying to cross to the other end. A number of pedestrians know of this technical glitch, and I am hoping that necessary actions are taken before it claims an innocent life.!

DECT puzzle

Norman Yee, Nadi

So now DECT phones are prohibited.

And the poor consumer has to bear the brunt.

TAF said some phones came in illegally, but what about those sold by reputable firms here?

If the Telecom Authority approved the DECT in the first place, and later approved mobile phone companies, why should the customer be penalised.

Both the Telecom Authority or the mobile phone companies need face up to this and provide replacement phones at no charge.

And not by another mobile phone with its higher usage costs.

Consumer Council please help!

Coup word

Tukai Lagonilakeba, Nadi

Please, please Mr Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (Attorney-General), can we make it a point that whoever utters the word “coup” in Parliament should be investigated as it is inciting in nature?

Please change the rules to accommodate this request.

Fijians need to move on and we should not be reminded by the firebrand SODELPA Parliamentarian Niko Nawaikula in his nonsense debate contribution in Parliament.

How else can this bloke change in talking something that will contribute positively to the lives of those who voted him, or maybe Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu and SODELPA Leader SitiveniRabuka do condone his actions as neither of them cannot do nothing about it?

Parliament have just resumed for the Calendar Year 2018.Can we please hear some constructive mature debate from the Opposition?

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