Letters To The Editor, May 6th, 2018

Ro Teimumu and elections Tukai Lagonilakeba, Nadi She is on record for her outburst after the 2014 General Election. Ro Teimumu Kepa was taken by surprise as soon as the
06 May 2018 13:19
Letters To The Editor, May 6th, 2018
Ro Teimumu Kepa

Ro Teimumu and elections

Tukai Lagonilakeba, Nadi

She is on record for her outburst after the 2014 General Election.

Ro Teimumu Kepa was taken by surprise as soon as the Fijian Elections Office announced the overwhelming majority win of 33 seats for the FijiFirst Party and termed it a win for a Military government chosen by those right-thinking Fijians but not her SODELPA party.

It was unacceptable to her and at the same time disrespectful to the majority desire of the chiefs and people of our nation.

But she is now seated very comfortably and has settled in soon after she was chosen as Leader of Opposition with her new $120K plus perks which sets her apart from what her backbencher members are paid $50K annually.

I personally believe and feel she has gotten accustomed to the exposure and fame that comes with it although the Opposition has performed below par under her leadership for the past four years with her NFP colleagues.

She has conveniently teamed up with her nemesis Sitiveni Rabuka at the SODELPA house to materialise on their collective dreams to unseat the people’s popular FijiFirst Government and its leadership.

On record she has always publicly been a great advocate of not getting involved with a coup maker in her political career but now?

Or is it a marriage of convenience?

The above is detrimental on their wish to win this 2018 General Election.

Military Government, Civilian Government or a Democratic Government however they want to call it, I personally believe that the collective efforts of NFP, FLP and SODELPA is already in vain and will not change nor deter the way we the majority of eligible Fijian Voters will again register our desire to maintain consistency and publicly show our loyalty, support and appreciation to the Voreqe Bainimarama leadership and our FijiFirst Party.

The writing is already on the wall for these Opposition parties although they still reject it.

We have the Fiji Times Tebutt Polls and the Fiji Sun Razor public opinion polls.

They both show equal similarity to whom and which party the majority of Fijians want in the lead up to our national election and that is the verdict.

They are both registered genuine confirmations.

Mark my word please, I am convinced these Opposition parties would label our election undemocratic after the announcement of the results not being in their favour.

Fiji’s best Ambassador

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Suva

In my books, Fiji’s best Ambassador serving abroad is not a man but a woman.

On February 25, 2018 her picture appeared in the Fiji Sun with our Prime Minister after she received her diplomatic appointment at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office, to serve as Fiji’s Ambassador-Designate to Indonesia.

Last week when die hard Fiji 7s fans were glued to their TV screens watching and cheering our Fiji Airways Fiji 7s team on during the Singapore Sevens, Fiji’s Ambassador to Indonesia was in the stands at Singapore, in the midst of cheering Fiji 7s fans who were wearing our traditional wear and their blue and white.

Maria Tavaga from Ba wrote on “Sevens spectators” during the Singapore Sevens (FS 4/5) but she missed out on one important spectator and die hard Fiji 7s fan, in the midst of the Fijian supporters.

For those who don’t know, she is Seleima Veisamasama (nee Kalouniviti), Fiji’s Ambassador-Designate to Indonesia.

As a Fiji Ambassador serving overseas, I hope and pray that all other Fiji representatives serving overseas would learn from her down to earth and humble character, mixing with the people especially fellow Fijians and making them feel as if they are at home in Fiji.

Elections duo

Amenatave Yaconisau, Lami

It reminds me of Adolf Hitler and Hermann Göring as we approach the election.

Leaders and parties come in with attractive policies and promises but the sheep know him.

Voters should beware of shepherds who come in through the fence and not the gate. Be the light and take away darkness!

Litter woes

A. Shariff Shah, Savusavu

Travelling approximately a kilometre out of each town or city in our beloved Fiji, one will find lots of rubbish such as wrappers, plastics, bean bags, juice bottles, corn webs etc along the side of the main road.

What’s more interesting it’s only on the left hand side as you leave the town / city.

It just goes on to prove it’s mostly the travelling public in the buses that litter.

Can the authorities concerned please look into this and make it compulsory that each bus is equipped with bins.

Doing right

Dharmendra Kumar, Suva

There are many reasons we fail to accomplish all we can or should in God’s work and the most common explanation for failure is that we stop doing what is right despite knowing it.

It’s not always fun and exciting to do God’s will. It is simply doing right again and again that  leads us to our destination.

It’s easy to be discouraged and if we decide to quit then we will miss victories that could have been won only if we remained faithful and kept going.

There would always be reasons for those who want to quit but that is the time that we must not give up.

As it says so in His word: “And let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9

We will never finish God’s course for our life if we are not faithful to stay on it. Your victory is just around the corner. Do not give up.

International Midwives Day

Neelz Singh, Lami

Given the vital role that midwives play in bringing future members of our society into the world, do you think midwives will have extended autonomy with their practice  in the future within the healthcare arena and if no why not?

Every year on May 5 since the 1991 International Midwives Day has been set aside to remember this vital profession in the medical fraternity, they work tirelessly every day!

The international event is to commemorate and increase the awareness about the contribution of the midwives towards the patients all over the world.

As there is a critical shortage of the skilled and energetic midwives globally, it is very necessary to fulfil the needs of health systems.

Shortage of the skilled job is faced by all countries due to many reasons such as insufficient training facilities, poor workforce planning and management, low quality education system, no protective measures for the midwives from HIV/AIDS and many more.

Midwifery services are encouraged by the provision of quality training, implementing innovative technologies, and providing an enabling environment for the midwives to work in

Wishing you well and thanking you all the midwives of Fiji for your perseverance and hard work. Hats off to you all.

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