Letters To The Editor 14th May 2018

  Right of Reply: NFP + SODELPA Professor Biman Prasad, NFP Leader While opening a funeral rites facility or ghaat on Saturday the A-G said there was a possibility of
15 May 2018 14:57
Letters To The Editor 14th May 2018


Right of Reply:


Professor Biman Prasad, NFP Leader

While opening a funeral rites facility or ghaat on Saturday the A-G said there was a possibility of the NFP entering into a coa­lition with SODELPA.

We have repeatedly stated publicly that we were not in a coalition with any other party in 2014. And we are not in a coalition with any other party and are fighting the 2018 general elections on our own.

This is not the first time the A-G has made such a statement. We have evidence of him saying the same thing in Vunivutu, Vanua Levu, in March, where he said NFP on its own will never win majority seats and were hoping to form a coalition with SODELPA.

He urged the voters of Vunivutu to pre­vent this from happening.

The A-G and his minions should stop this fear mongering about NFP’s policies.

Street market

John Brown, Drasa, Vitogo, Lautoka

A big thank you to Lautoka City Council for building the new market along Sukani­valu Street.

LCC, I am proud of your hard work and vision.

One humble request, can you get the mar­ket cleaners to clean this area please?

Lautoka market is so clean and tidy, but that white and blue truck only comes once early in the morning to empty the drums and then I normally see them cleaning the Lautoka market.

Please CEO I request if they can be told to come back and clean the area properly.

Gold vs silver

  1. Shariff Shah, Savusavu

7s players lost out on the gold medal, but got $7500 each.

The beautiful lady that won gold, got only a handshake from our Sports Minister.

Now is he only minister for rugby or all sports?

If he is minister for all sports then he is wrong and I call upon the PM to investi­gate him and if possible show him a yel­low card and put him in the sin bin.

Our Assistant Minister of Sports won paralympic gold and was given a house.

Did he even look into this and figure out what rightfully this lady deserves? Give him a yellow card too.

This girl deserves far more than what was given to 7s and to our Assistant Min­ister combined.

She is so young and has a long way to go.

To begin, with step up Vodafone with your charity chest that you filled up from your customers and a lifetime sponsorship.


Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

Nemani Delaibatiki should be honour­able when writing the article “Democracy at any cost or good governance” (FS 12/5), not protecting his own interest.

It is clear as glass that no consultation was done and that has stripped iTaukei rights in the name of good governance.

We don’t mind the inclusion of everyone as individual rights under one law, but not at a heavy price.

Once paramountcy of iTaukei rights were dealt with by the closed GCC and FHL, but not anymore.

Customary laws are now restricted be­cause they do not recognise individual rights and liberties.

Minimum wage

Wise Muavono, Lautoka

To the political party that is suggesting to increase the national minimum wage.

Why wasn’t it increased the last time you governed?

Mother’s Day

Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu

A very special day in our calendar.

From when we were young to this day there seems to always be a celebration of mainly our mothers’ loving care in raising us to what we are today.

Some might be unfortunate to mark this day without their mum, who may have passed away, away on a mission or maybe at work.

But wherever they may be I believe their hearts are with everyone at home celebrat­ing the occasion.

For the Methodist Church around Fiji today marks the day God sent beings to perform their utmost best in making eve­rybody happy.

There might be some other ways of cel­ebrating Mother’s Day, but it’s all for one main purpose which is to thank our mums for all that they have done for us.

There are certain families that might not have fathers and it’s the mothers who are the main source of income for the family.

We pray for you and you will not be for­gotten.

There are broken families by separation. Wouldn’t this Mother’s Day be a great day to reunite?

Another person we should not forget is our grandmother. In some families she is the mother.

Some parents have left their children with their grandmother to bring them up.

Let’s include these special people in our prayers also.

Wishing all mothers and grandmothers all over Fiji and abroad a very happy Moth­er’s Day.


Hassan Ali, Lautoka

Poverty is due to lack of creativity.

So those who are poor need to enliven cre­ativity and where is this found? Nowhere other than within one’s own self.

So it is easy to access and use it in life on a daily basis.

Once the method is established and en­livenment begins, the poor man is on the royal road to success.

Life improves and he is a happy.

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