Letters To The Editor 23/03/2017

Lack of parking space Norman Yee , Nadi The lack of parking space at Lautoka Hospital could be seen regularly. People are parking everywhere. This could be eased by the
23 Mar 2018 10:00
Letters To The Editor 23/03/2017
Letters To The Editor

Lack of parking space

Norman Yee , Nadi

The lack of parking space at Lautoka Hospital could be seen regularly.

People are parking everywhere. This could be eased by the authorities, by making use of some lawn there.

But they have been fenced to beautify the outlook to match with the newly-constructed emergency area.

Could the hospital authorities please address this issue?

It’s easy just remove those posts and chains so we could park on the lawns.


Abuse of Government Vehicles

Simon Hazelman , Savusavu

Can the Government please work out a rigid system by which the public can report the abuse of Government vehicles?

The abuse is not only constant, but is becoming a real nuisance. Government vehicle drivers don’t care because they don’t own the vehicles, they don’t buy the fuel and their offences can hardly be proved.

An awareness programme and a secure dependable reporting system are required.


Navosa Development 

Amenatave Yaconisau , Delainavesi

Your article about the new Navosa Sub-Divisional Hospital ground-breaking ceremony performed by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is a great blessing for the people (Fiji Sun 22/3).

I remembered the stories of my father, the late Dr Wilisoni Tuiketei Malani, when he was first posted there in 1944 after graduating from the then Central Medical School.

The mode of transport then was horseback with tough district nurses.

What a blessing for more than 10,000 Fijians.


What is World Water Day?

Neelz Singh, Lami

World Water Day observed on March 22, every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water.

The theme for this year’s World Water Day was “Nature for Water” – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.

Water is an essential building block of life.

It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development.

Today, more than 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.

Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption.

Today, over 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.

Nature-based solutions have the potential to solve many of our water challenges. We need to do so much more with green infrastructure and harmonise it with grey infrastructure wherever possible.

Planting new forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands will rebalance the water cycle and improve human health and livelihoods.

Sustainable Development Goal 6 commits the world to ensure that everyone has access to safe water by 2030 and includes targets on protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution.



Suresh Chand, Nadi

The Crime Stoppers episode is aired on Fiji TV every Sunday before the six o’clock news.

The segment reveals the names and shows the faces of the lawbreakers wanted by the Police.

The Police need the help of the public and that is why the information is revealed on TV.

The wanted offenders are dangerous and should not be tolerated by anyone.

They commit serious offences such as taking money by deception, causing actual bodily harm; theft and aggravated robbery to name a few while some are bail absconders and wanted under the bench warrant.

The worrying bit is the list is not coming down as seen every week.

I think more dynamism is needed to apprehend and present this dangerous group of people in court as soon as possible.

Only the criminals on the run at this stage know how far and safe are they from the law enforcers who are working day and night to bring them to justice.

If relatives and friends of these lawbreakers know anything about them, which can help the Police, they must come out with no hesitation.

We all know harbouring a prisoner is a serious crime. I don’t think we can leave such offenders loose for a long time. It would be in the interest of all those concerned that every effort is made to capture “the wanted”sooner rather than later.

I also think our country is not so vast to hide anyone.

As far as possible, let us all play our part in helping the Police catch these lawbreakers.

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj



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