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Letters To The Editor, 8th April,2018

Letters To The Editor, 8th April,2018
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum visiting flood victims in the Western Division last week. Photos: DEPTFO News
April 08
12:13 2018

Best PM, A-G

Shariff Shah, Savusavu

Never in our history has a Prime Minister and Attorney-General reached out to flood victims on the very next day. We salute you both. This country is very privileged and fortunate to have you both, sirs.


Spencer Robinson,  Suva

The recent massive flooding in the West and North begs the question of the ways to address this chronic problem.

Undeniably we cannot reverse the impact of climate change, hence, the need to be resilient through adaptation and mitigation.

Years ago I have heard of the options for the relocation of Nadi Town and the Nawaka River diversion plans. Will these development plans eventuate in the near future?

Failure and success

Dharmendra Kumar,  Suva

Everyone of us knows what it is like to fail. Some people allow these failures to become the definition of their lives. Others decide instead to get up and try again … and again … and again.

These are the people who accomplish things. We do not have to stop trying just because our last attempt didn’t work. Failures may leave scars, but it’s never final unless we allow it to be.

God has never made a failure, you were created to be a success.

How a person handles failure can mean the difference between living a life of victory or living a life filled with bitterness, hostility and anger.

Failure isn’t meant to be final, God can bring you back from failure provided you give him an opportunity to rectify your life.

Bus parking

Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu

A bus stop which was meant for passengers getting off for Walu Bay beside the Fijian Immigration Office has been a resting places for buses nowadays.

Buses from all companies have been seen parking in the area and drivers taking a nap, or having a cigarette break while gossiping.

At times there are buses parked from end to end.

This could be dangerous for the public. Where are passengers supposed to disembark?

In Nausori, when the new bus terminal was open the terminal alongside the market was strictly a “No Parking” area.

But today the buses are starting to park anyhow as there seems to be no one in control over parking.

The terminal was meant for buses coming from the West to stop and the presence of a lot of bus terminal marshals before had the place in control.

Hopefully, relevant authorities will look into the issue very carefully before it gets out of control.

Josie’s effect

Kirti Patel,  Lautoka

Cyclone Josie’s effect was far worse than what was expected. Warnings were aired from before and people did prepare themselves as well but sadly the damage inflicted by the heavy rain fall and floods superseded the possible scenario.

Sadly, lives were lost as well. Those people must have had plans for their future which unexpectedly vanished with Josie.

Another depression is looming and once again we are being told to expect similar or worse weather for this weekend.

This is not something to be taken lightly. I hope people take this warning very seriously and hopefully no lives are lost this time. At least we can prepare ourselves and pray.

Let Josie be a lesson for us to prepare ourselves accordingly. Let’s all join hands to pray as well and hope this tragedy passes over us without much damage.

Let’s secure our houses properly and please don’t forget your pets. For those who are planning travel, please think twice.

Please, don’t stop praying. Be strong.



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