Letters To The Editor, 26th June 2018

Christophe Gamel Shariff Shah, Savusavu Mr Christophe Gamel, time and again you have said that you want your players to come out from kick and chase style of soccer. In
26 Jun 2018 14:19
Letters To The Editor, 26th June 2018

Christophe Gamel

Shariff Shah, Savusavu

Mr Christophe Gamel, time and again you have said that you want your players to come out from kick and chase style of soccer.

In our time the ball barely lifted above our heads. We used to make 30 to 40 pass­es before losing possession.

We used to white-wash New Zealand and Australia by playing ‘kick and chase soccer’.

Kepa beats Rabuka

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

It’s surprising that SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka has polled lower at his home turf as compared to Ro Teimumu Kepa (FS 23/6).

The figures reflect the ongoing tension between the two camps. Hope everything will be fine.

Reddy is cleared

Tukai lagonilakeba, Nadi

Congratulations to doc! Mahendra Reddy has been cleared of any perceived misconduct and allegations relevant to his court case in the Magistrates Court and then again in the appeal at the High Court.

Life goes on for this dynamic hardwork­ing sugarcane farmer from Nawaicoba, Yako, Nadroga who is also an educa­tional reformist. Mr Reddy is a FijiFirst Party politician and Cabinet minister but the comments he made in a Ra school last year was well within his rights as Minister for Education as tabulated by the learned High Courts of Fiji Justice Perera in his judgement.

But I personally feel that he be given back his Minister for Education portfo­lio in addition to the Waterways Minis­try which he is working so hard in its set up for the first time in our country’s history.

Sitting on the balcony of my farmhouse on a sunny Saturday and looking down to his cane farm which is a five-minute walk from my land at Yako it is always great to see Mr Reddy also sweating it out with his pair of Bullocks on his farm in the weekends. Good luck on your cane tonnage this year!

His aging mother will be a very relieved woman by now and very supportive.

His family can all now have a good night’s sleep and concentrate on the more important things in life.

Good luck in your FijiFirst political ambition my farmer friend.

You are a great team player with good work ethics and principles.

Flying Fijians

Wise Muavono, Lautoka

You win some, you lose some. The Ikale Tahi’s was a better team on Saturday. Congratulations for beating the Fiji Air­ways Flying Fijians. And classic was how the big screen showed ‘kick no good’ when a conversion or penalty missed.

Shocking home loss

Ronnie Chang, Nadi

Firstly, our sincere congratulations must go to the Ikali Tahi Tonga for the awesome victory over our Fiji Airways Flying Fijians.

I am indeed painfully saddened to have witnessed our loss on home soil in Churchill Park, Lautoka. I will refrain from expressing our team’s weaknesses and subsequent loss.

Head coach John McKee has a hard earned lesson not to express over confi­dence as this clearly led to our compla­cency and downfall. A big wake-up call for Japan RWC.

Suva Bus Stand eyesore

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Suva

The Suva Bus Stand has a new eyesore, a thorn in the flesh or a hangout smok­ing alley for students and unemployed youths.

Police officers make it their duty to dis­perse students who gather at this spot in the morning at the passage between the Suva Bus Stand and the Suva Market, alongside the public convenience, bean carts and the eatery.

People who smoke cigarettes are alleg­edly able to buy a roll of cigarette from the bean carts and there are those who hang around in the area also allegedly selling cigarettes by the roll, turning the area into a smoking zone.

The Police chase students from the spot in the mornings to hurry on to their schools but after that, it is business as usual.

For public safety, I believe that the Po­lice should ensure that this spot is clear all the time as anything can happen when innocent people pass through a group of smoking or aimless youths.

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit


Neelz Singh, Lami

Yes, it may not have the snappiest title but the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a key in the United Nations’ war on drugs.

On June 26, the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Traffick­ing 2018 has been declared by the Gen­eral Assembly of the United Nations as a day to strengthen the action against drug trafficking and also to seek co-operation to achieve its aim of an international so­ciety free of illicit drugs.

Substance abuse and the illicit traffick­ing of drugs is an evil in our society and causes disorientation among a majority of the youth.

Drug trafficking is an industry working generally on a vicious cycle of demand and then supply.

The theme for the year 2018 is “Listen­ing to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe”. This is an initiative to increase support for drug abuse prevention and to invest in the well-being of children, families, youths, communities and the society at large.

The 21st Century with its greater com­munication and technical skill has also enabled a greater dissemination of the cause of anti-drug abuse worldwide. We also thank our brave officers who keep our border in control despite all odds. Vinaka.

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