Letters To The Editor 06/04/2018

Unforgiving Amrit Singh, Nausori Reports of rape cases and sexual-related offences being registered at our various Police stations are being reported all over the news media daily – by newspapers,
06 Apr 2018 10:03
Letters To The Editor 06/04/2018


Amrit Singh, Nausori

Reports of rape cases and sexual-related offences being registered at our various Police stations are being reported all over the news media daily – by newspapers, radio and television.

Even boys are now being raped which is an absolute act of disgust. In the past, girls were not safe and now males are also being raped.

This, in my opinion, could be because of parental negligence, over-trusting family members who are mostly perpetrators of these heinous crimes.

The Fiji I once knew is no more. It hurts. The truth hurts that I can now say that Fiji is unsafe for both men and women, boys and girls.

The report of the rape of a baby, a two-year-old or a grandmother is utterly disgusting and sad.

To all those males and females who will read my letter, please stop this inhumane act. Rape is a crime and the repercussion for your actions is scarred for life on the victim.

In 10 years’ time our prisons will be staggered with rapists. As a Fijian are you lost? Have you no value for small kids? No respect for your God?

Is this what your religion taught you? Think about these points the next time someone is trying to indulge in rape.

By doing this act the person goes to jail but think about that girl or boy, think about your family and kids also.

I am not proud to be to a Fijian today. I am not proud if Fiji wins Hong Kong 7s this week and I am definitely not saddened by the floods in Western Division.

What saddens me the most is this on-going account of rape, Put an end to this please and all the best to Fijian sevens team.



Hong Kong 7s Focus

Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu

Coach Gareth Baber and the boys should only focus on Hong Kong 7s and nothing else this weekend.

Leave the Commonwealth Games aside. Baber has got all the artillery that he needs to win him the Hong Kong title for the fourth year in a row.

Hong Kong has been a home ground advantage for Fiji, and compared to any other team Fiji has won the most titles in Hong Kong, including two World Cup titles and three-in-a-row three times. This should be the first time for Fiji to make it four years in a row.

The majority of the team has laid their hands on victory in Hong Kong and don’t be surprised this weekend with the awesome display that the Fiji team has in place to entertain the crowd that will be gathered in Hong Kong.

And, not forgetting the die-hard fans from Fiji that will be glued to their TVs this weekend.

Lookout for the Nasoko and Naduva combination, the Katonibau supremacy, Nacuqu’s lightning speed, unstoppable Tuwai and the team’s unpredictable individual display.

Bring out all old expression: this is where Fiji plays its outmost best.

For all fans that are in Hong Kong, you are in for a treat and make the most of it in cheering for our team.

And, for those in Fiji support and prayers is what our team needs from us. Go Fiji Go! Toso Viti Toso!



Tough Hong Kong 7s

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Suva

The Hong Kong Sevens tournament is not just another leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series but it is the Mecca of Sevens tournaments.

All teams will come out firing with the best prepared players and team to represent their country.

We Fijians may have high hopes that our Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team with the inclusion of Katonibau, Kunatani and Viriviri and having won two tournaments in the current series, will just have a stroll in the park to make it four in a row in Hong Kong.

Lest we forget, one of our Fiji 7s team in the 1980s consisting of the same team that won in Hong Kong the previous year, was bundled out of the Cup competition by Japan.

Sir Gordon Tietjens and his Samoan 7s team will use the element of surprise to rattle our boys in their first Pool A match on Friday, as I believe we have written off Samoa in our minds.

Sir Gordon knows that our boys are slow starters and if they can rattle the Fijians, they will have a first win on their hands.

The New Zealand 7s coach Roger Randle said he has brought in six Fijians and they have been training well together and are confident of upsetting the Fiji Airways Fijian 7s side in their last Pool A match (Fiji Sun 3/4)

Four Hong Kong wins in a row is possible but this will only happen if our boys enter the field of play with a hungry mindset, giving it their all and treating every pool game as the final. Go Fiji Go! Take it one game at a time.



Flooding Effects

Shiu Kumar, Ba

The bleak after-effects of unexpected significant flooding has brought pain and suffering to our community in Yalalevu, Ba.

Our people were still lurching with the effects of Cyclone Winston and now another horrific incident has broken the hope and joy of our peaceful community. One just has to imagine the huge loss the disaster like this brings to our loving people.

It takes years to gather and build our essential things and in seconds things are a mare’s nest. It is painful especially when we work hard to uplift our individual homes … suddenly a situation like this comes our way to annihilate our yearning for years.

It is true that the situation like this is completely beyond our control despite how prepared one  is.

Nevertheless, we the community of Yalalevu will stand united to rebuild what has been lost.

Many thanks to the various organisations that are working tirelessly to bring hope to our grieved community.

Not forgetting our leaders who are around to provide assurance and assistance. May God bless you all.



Goodness in caring

Hassan Ali, Lautoka

If we wish to worship God, we worship ourselves first because in our own worship God’s worship is taken care of simultaneously.

So take good care of yourself in every possible way. You have heaps to gain. Care involves not just the body.

It includes the mind and emotions too that are so vital. Then you will be kind of a superman.



Same Sex Marriage

Dharmendra Kumar, Suva

A National Federation Party provisional candidate believes that same sex marriage should be legalised in Fiji . The delights of sexual intimacy was designed by God to express the covenant between one man and one women.

God created marriage. God is the ultimate and sovereign judge for sin. Homosexuality is sin by his order, it is not to be decided by public opinion.

God is the same yesterday, today and forever, he does not go with the flow.

God’s word says that homosexuality is unnatural, a perversion, abomination, fornication and a great sin.

I appreciate our Prime Minister’s stand “not happening in our life time”.

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