Letters to the Editor: 22nd March, 2018

Individual Choice Floyd Robinson, Nasinu Recent revelations by health authorities about an outbreak of life-threatening meningococcal disease is a concern, but more importantly a real test to some of our
22 Mar 2018 16:23
Letters to the Editor: 22nd March, 2018

Individual Choice

Floyd Robinson, Nasinu

Recent revelations by health authorities about an outbreak of life-threatening meningococcal disease is a concern, but more importantly a real test to some of our consumption practices. For example, there is advice against sharing kava bowls.

This may not go down well with some who love kava. 

What about the taki glass used to serve alcohol?

Imagine the potential health implications when sharing kava bowls and then sharing the taki glass?

Rather than disputing this, it’s perhaps best to make informed decisions which do not compromise one’s health.

After all, it’s an individual choice.

2018 Election

Tukai Lagonilakeba, Namaka, Nadi

It is very responsible and natural that all eligible Fijian citizens who currently benefit from FijiFirst party government initiatives will have doubts, worry and questions about their future progress should there be a government change after our 2018 National Election.

Why not because you have every right as you ponder upon your future.

You have all worked hard to deserve such scholarships, irrespective of your social standing.

This government has given you the opportunity irrespective of your age, pass or fail, as long you have the desire to persevere and succeed in whichever field you choose to fulfil your lifetime dreams.

SODELPA party leader Sitiveni Rabuka is on record through the party manifesto as saying that they will terminate all current scholarships and replace them, including changes to our 2013 Constitution.

The NFP, FLP and Unity Fiji party will all change whatever good this caring government has implemented to suit their own political agenda.

If all you eligible Fijian youth voters of today want consistency and security you just have to do the right thing by you, make your vote count and vote for the FijiFirst Party.

That is the only rational solution if you are feeling insecure.

Sevens Bid

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

The announcement by FRU of its intention to bid for a leg in the HSBC World Sevens Series is great news.

The announcement by Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum that it would have to be played in the West makes total sense.

The announcement by our Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama that an upgraded Prince Charles Park will be the venue makes this bid a great investment and a viable one.

The opportunities this facility will bring the nation will be tremendous.

The 7s leg alone will secure Fiji as a venue for years to come.

There is no doubt the stadium will be filled to capacity each and every day.

There is no doubt accommodation facilities will be booked out.

There is no doubt it’ll generate positive economic activity. Medium to long term this investment is no doubt a great one.

The participation of local fans at the event is what’s going to make it a long-term successful annual World Series event.

We should make it a tradition that after each day’s event Fijian fans should clean up the stadium. Fijian-themed fancy dress costumes need to be the order of the games with good incentives.

To encourage our Flying Fijians team we ought to come up with a unique chant to sing through all Fiji’s games and show the world how much we love our rugby and our team.

These are just a few positive contributions from the fans that’ll go a long way.

We will be watched the world over and if we can make it a consolidated unique and attractive event, those controlling the HSBC series tournament will have no qualms at all in awarding Fiji a continuous leg of this ever-growing World Series event.

Just as important it’ll attract visitors to our shores for future events.

We deserve it, but its continuous success will be determined by how we, the Fijian fans, play it out!

Fiji for 7s!

Data Withdrawal

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

My name is Amenatave Yaconisau Malani and I have been with Digicel Fiji for the past few weeks until recently when they withdrew unused data, unused despite promising that it will roll over.

Show respect

Kirti Patel, Lautoka

Far too many cases have been reported of stealing in temples and some of stoning of gatherings for Hindu events. What is happening to our people? This is simply a shame.

How can people’s morals go at that low level. Though the stealing is not something new, there is a recent trend involving such cases. Where’s the line of respect to such holy places?

It is simply pathetic to know we have such people around us who don’t have any regard for temples and the authorities. These kinds of acts should not be taken lightly because it only motivates the perpetrators to keep doing the same things repeatedly.

Fiji is a multiracial country and this is what some people are doing to bring harm to others and their selfish behaviour is creating tension among the people. If people are not religious and have no shame and respect for the temples and deities, then at least do not stoop so low to go to that extent of stealing from and stoning those who go to worship with a good and pure purpose.

Some people do not even fear God. This has to stop at any cost. No one has the right to show this type of disrespect. This is our country, our people, our temples and we have to do something to stop this menace.  I think CCTV cameras have to be installed in various temples to curb this issue. This is the best possible action that can be taken. To all the treasurers of temples, start counting your money or start doing something before more theft takes place.

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