Letters To The Editor, 25th June, 2018

FIFA coverage Dhirendra Prasad, Lautoka I thank the media for the coverage and live broadcast of the World Cup in Russia. We, in Fiji, are so fortunate to be watching
25 Jun 2018 14:17
Letters To The Editor, 25th June, 2018

FIFA coverage

Dhirendra Prasad, Lautoka

I thank the media for the coverage and live broadcast of the World Cup in Russia.

We, in Fiji, are so fortunate to be watching the games free. I thank the sponsors for being so kind.

We are enjoying top class football from within the comfort of our homes.

Who says that nothing is free? It may be sponsored, but for the common man, it is free.

Thank you to the TV stations and other media for the updated reports.

Especially, the TV stations, without you we would be sleeping during the games.

Getting better

Floyd Robinson, Suva

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is only getting better and has produced some major upsets, as the Japanese and Mexico football fans can testify to.

Meanwhile, I was pleasantly surprised to read of Dreketi holding Lautoka to a draw.

As the pool game progresses at the World Cup, the pressure will intensify because teams including the super powers will gradually come to know of their opponents in the knock-out stages.   

So has the standard of club soccer in towns and cities improved?

Like they say, it all starts from the grassroots. I will allow the reader to decide on this, but in the meantime do sit back, relax and enjoy world-class football.

Dismissed FICAC appeal

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Suva

When the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) was born, we were all happy that it should be nurtured and given the funding and freedom to investigate anyone suspected of being corrupt as part of our fight against corruption.

We all applaud the cases where politicians, civil servants, businessmen and leaders who have been tried, found guilty and have served time behind bars.

But, what happens when the Magistrate finds the accused not guilty?

And still not satisfied, FICAC appeals to the High Court, only to be again dismissed by the High Court Judge?

Can FICAC be sued?

Case in point, the dismissed FICAC appeal in the case of former Education Minister Mahendra Reddy!


Dharmendra Kumar, Suva

This life is often the sole focus of people’s attention, but this life is only a brief moment in time in preparation for eternity.

All of us will one day give an account to God for how we have used the time, energy, gifts, and resources He has provided.

We only get one opportunity to live and serve God.

There is no going back to claim wasted days or years.

Each day comes once and will never be replaced.

Strive to use the time you have been given to accomplish as much as possible before it is too late.

We all have 24 hours a day , the question is how much time are we giving God.

It’s so important that we spend time on eternal things rather than temporal.

Bus stand

Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu

If you are a regular to the Suva Bus Station you will feel the rock and roll of the buses at the entry.

It’s not the pothole, it’s the uneven turf because the tarseal was not really made to cater for the buses’ weight and the number of buses passing through each day.

Hopefully, the relevant authorities will look into the issue.

Billboard messages

Spencer Robinson, Suva

The gigantic billboards along our roads are becoming an effective tool for awareness, which are enshrined in building a better Fiji.

The new content of the billboard now reads, ‘Brave Decisions = Modern Fiji.’

The decision-making process is not an easy task to execute whether it is related to the choices you make during Saturday shopping, deciding on multiple job offers to making decisions that would affect ordinary Fijians.

After all, decisions made must be sound and justified either from a scientific or economical point of view among other basis.

Over the past few years, Fiji has experienced many positive changes that are beneficial for our socio-economic development as a nation.

Water disruption

Ronnie Chang, Nadi

This major water disruption for all of greater Nadi and parts of Lautoka is grossly annoying and most inconvenient to say the least.

For the second time this year we are subjected to this man-made disaster and frustration.

Whatever the reasons, rightly or wrongly, palatable or otherwise, wasn’t there enough corporate planning and foresight in major repairs in Nagado.

It is plain and simple, downright annoying and frustrating.

This time, we are told a defective polyjet valve needs fixing incurring $1.6 million involving some workforce of reportedly 200. What’s next please?

What next needs to be repaired at Nagado Water treatment plant, Water Authority of Fiji?

Hate talk

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

I agree entirely with Nemani Delaibatiki on his analysis on hate talk (FS 23/6).

While we may have comparative laws to solve our social ills the 2013 Constitution decides what constitutes hate talk.

Alleged WAF ‘scam’

Edwin Sandys, Suva

The alleged WAF $33m ‘scam’ is mind-blowing. Can the authorities please investigate all depots throughout Fiji?

Don’t leave any stones unturned.

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj


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