Letters To The Editor, 30th March 2018

Performance Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi Writers who lament about the poor performance of our sports teams should think about Gareth Baber, our Fiji Airways Fijian 7s rugby coach. Just when wolves
30 Mar 2018 11:31
Letters To The Editor, 30th March 2018
Letters To The Editor


Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

Writers who lament about the poor performance of our sports teams should think about Gareth Baber, our Fiji Airways Fijian 7s rugby coach.

Just when wolves started to ‘peep through the keyhole’ after the Sydney venue putting his head on the guillotine, the players waved their magic wand. Let’s hope we have the golden geese in Hong Kong.

Backing Baber

Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu

For whatever team Gareth Baber has selected for the upcoming 7s tournament it will surely have Fiji’s support. Listening to the talkback show with Viti FM, I believe whatever was said was well said.

Especially the disciplinary aspect was very interesting that there was less disciplinary action because of the attitude and responsibility that every player has. With members of our security forces in the team, it helps a lot.

And with the continuous selection of Jasa Veremalua, Baber cleared the air because there are things that Veremalua can do that the other players can’t do, especially during kick-offs and mainly him helping out Captain Seremaia Tuwai with the captaincy to keep the team focussed and intact at all times.

I loved it when he said if the opponents close up on you then you should always think of a way of getting out every time, similar to boxing, where you have to avoid punches from the opponent and making your punches count.

The Commonwealth Games team should be the team to Hong Kong with only Isake ‘Ice’ Katonibau in for Semi Kunatani, and Samisoni Viriviri into the run-on team.

The main reason both tourneys are important, we need the win in Hong Kong to put us on the driving seat in the Series and as for the Commonwealth Games, we need that gold medal in our closet.

The Commonwealth Games pool matches are not as tough as the Series pool. We could start off with a second string team in the games and get serious at the end. But the decisions is with our national 7s coach Gareth Baber. Whatever comes, we will support you all the way. Go Fiji, Go. Toso mai Viti.

Lest We Forget

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Suva

Good Friday, Jesus rests in the tomb on Saturday and His resurrection on Sunday, is what makes the Christian movement or religion different from all other religions and faiths in the world.

In a nutshell, what makes Christianity different and bordering on the unbelievable is the solemn and mind blowing truth that God the Creator loves humanity so much, that He was willing to send God the Son to become a human being like us, live a sinless life and die a sacrificial death to redeem fallen human beings.

Last Sunday, Christians celebrated Palm Sunday, commemorating the beginning of Passion Week as Jesus fulfilled a Bible prophecy by riding into Jerusalem on a colt or young donkey.

It is sad to realise that the same people who praised Him on Sunday, turned against Him and cried out “Crucify Him” on Friday before He was flogged and nailed to the cross.

All because the people thought He was their promised Messiah or Christ, who will lead them in a coup, returning power and authority from the Romans and back to the Jewish people.

Before Jesus died, He forgave all who played a part in His crucifixion and death and when He died, the veil in the temple was torn in two, meaning the end of the sacrificial system for forgiveness.

We may all have different plans for the long Easter week-end, but do not forget, that on a Friday over 2000 years ago, Jesus, the Son of God, paid the price with His own life to remove the curse of sin and death that hung over all human beings.

If you believe that you are a created being, then you should also believe that only the Creator will provide the only way for the salvation of mankind.

This is the only way and all we have to do is accept Him by faith as our Lord and Saviour like that thief on the cross, who was assured of eternal life that day.

Two songs come to mind: ‘When He was on the cross, I was on His mind’ and ‘There’s room at the cross for you’.

Have a blessed and saving Easter weekend.

Principles Of Equality

Jouyteesh Bhan, Nausori

We can see billboards around the country on the subject of equality.

Thanks to the promoters and the Government of the day for advocating on the principles of equality, transparency and accountability in maintaining good governance.

Does the Suva City Council (SCC) fall into the same vote? I doubt it. If it is the case, then all bean cart – hawkers licence – should be transformed into takeaway facilities.

The bean cart licence holders then should have provisions for power and water connections like the provisions made especially for bean carts located near the Charman’s Club at Kimberly Street in Suva.

It is worth noting that these bean carts have been transformed into takeaway facilities with provisions of electricity and water connections.

Almost three quarters of the footpath has been occupied by the said takeaways; it’s a hazard to the daily users and it definitely impinges on Occupational, Health and Safety (OHS) regulations.

If it’s a right thing, then this is the right time people should convert their bean cart licences into takeaway facilities. This is what we term as equality.

SCC administrators should treat everyone on the basis of equality. If for one, then for all. Doing the right thing is the way forward to equality and transparency and this is what good governance is all about.

Wake up SCC! Transform the takeaway facility into a bean cart facility or change all bean cart licences into takeaway facilities with water and electricity on every footpath.

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj



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