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Letters To The Editor 27th June 2018

Patriotic Jeremiah Ligairi, Suva Serving in the military does not make you patriotic Sitiveni Rabuka. Your deeds towards your country determine whether you are indeed patriotic. The Attorney-General had said
27 Jun 2018 12:39
Letters To The Editor 27th June 2018

Patriotic

Jeremiah Ligairi, Suva

Serving in the military does not make you patriotic Sitiveni Rabuka. Your deeds towards your country determine whether you are indeed patriotic.

The Attorney-General had said more than the patriotic part. He had also said a lot about how mindless comments about the economy can have very bad impact on our economy.

Overseas investors can be scared away, the youth who are the future of tomorrow can have a ‘give up hope’ attitude.

Have you thought about how your comments can impact the country and its economy? Especially since the team at 60 Minutes had wrongly called you the Opposition Leader.

Remember Rabuka, your deeds determine whether you are patriotic.

Teachers’ leave

Satish Patel, Suva

Social media is a funny place. I have been following some discussion and a thread where teachers went on a defensive when someone suggested that their entitlements need to be relooked at.

We cannot be caught in a time warp here. Everyone agrees that their is a need to modernise our education system but everyone gets on the defensive when steps are taken to do it.

Look at Australia and New Zealand, for example, we all want the country to be like our neighbours, but we are dead against any efforts to implement processes which will make it happen.

How silly is that? No private company gives 55 days paid leave, bereavement leave and our teachers demand compassionate leave on top of everything! Ridiculous! I respect our teachers, but we need to change with time.

Walesi App

Premila Singh, Nausori

Who would have thought a grandmother like me would be able to watch live TV on my phone through an app? Wow!

My Say

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

I refer to Nemani Delaibatiki’s article on ‘My Say’ (Fiji Sun 25/6) where the Acting Commissioner of Police stressed the importance of servanthood to new recruits.

While his intention on being a servant is good for the Police Force, he can also create fear.

Politics is always dirty and never clean especially during election campaigns.

WAF scam

A  Shariff Shah, Savusavu

The above $33m scam is mind blowing. Can the authorities please investigate all depots throughout Fiji.

Not just one or two. Don’t leave any stones unturned.

Flying Fijians

Wise Muavono, Balawa, Lautoka

You win some, you lose some. The Ikale Tahi’s was a better team on Saturday.

Congratulations for beating the Flying Fijians.

And classic was how the big screen showed “kick no good” when a conversion or penalty  missed. Hahaha.

Taking the risk

Floyd Robinson, Toorak

There is something special about the PNG Kumuls, which makes them play with passion and aggression whenever they take on the Vodafone Fijian Bati.

Watching the all-important clash over the weekend, it does make one wonder whether our Fiji Rugby League officials ought to take the risk by allowing several more local-based players to play in international matches.

Can we forget about winning for now by exposing more local-based players to international rugby?

Come to think of it, at the end of the match, the predominantly overseas- based players would return to play top grade rugby, something our local based players may be lacking.

Also what does the future hold for our local based players?

Are we sending a message, their chances of making test matches or World Cup Games is almost negligible?

For the sake of the development of our local-based talent, it is  about time we take the risk.

One may be surprised with the passion and commitment of our local players if they are given the opportunity.

All in all, its worth taking the risk.

Drug abuse

Neelz Singh, Lami

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

June 26 every year is observed as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

It was declared by the General Assembly of the United Nations as a day to strengthen the action against drug trafficking and also to seek cooperation 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 disorientation among a majority of the youth.

Drug trafficking is an industry working generally on a vicious cycle of manufactured 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.

Also thanking our brave officers who keep our boarder in control despite all odds. Vinaka (thank you).

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

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