Letters To The Editor, 28th June 2018

Cikamatana’s decision Dharmendra Kumar, Suva No doubt Eileen Cikamatana’s decision to quit has shocked everyone. She had the potential and capability to win gold in 2020 Olympic Games. A lot
28 Jun 2018 12:26
Letters To The Editor, 28th June 2018

Cikamatana’s decision

Dharmendra Kumar, Suva

No doubt Eileen Cikamatana’s decision to quit has shocked everyone.

She had the potential and capability to win gold in 2020 Olympic Games.

A lot of investment by Fiji weightlifting and the international weightlifting federation has gone down the drain.

Sometimes, we make quick decisions without knowing why, and then create rational reasons to justify a poor emotional decision.

Mental toughness is doing the right thing for the team even when it’s not the best thing for you.

It’s so important for an athlete to surround themselves with dreamers, doers, believers and thinkers.

Most of all athletes must surround themselves with those who see greatness within them.

A quitting point is realising when we ask ourselves such questions as:

“Should I stick with it?”

“Have I had enough?”

“What’s the point?”

“Why keep trying?”

Fiji encourages Cikamatana to reconsider her decision to quit, why?

Because winners never quit and quitters never win.

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end” – Proverbs 19:20

Cikamatana is still so young

Ronnie Chang, Nadi

Respectfully, with much sadness, weightlifting gold medallist Eileen Cikamatana’s decision to quit Weigtlifting Fiji should be respected, with heavy hearts.

Eileen Cikamatana is still so young. So much ahead of her. Inevitably, something happened.

Without doubt, her decision to leave WF did not come easy.

Healing takes time. All is not lost.

I plead with all who support Eileen’s cause to take a moment and seek Divine help, forgiveness, reconciliation and inspiration for a bigger, brighter and better future for her.

It is not impossible.

This will take some courage, though.

Vacant traditional titles

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

The revelation that there are 260 traditional titles vacant in the province of Cakaudrove in Vanua Levu begs a few questions?

Why haven’t these chiefly titles been filled and why is it taking so long for them to be filled?

Or are we witnessing a revolution of the traditional system?

Already it is obvious that many iTaukei not only disapprove, but refuse to follow traditional laws and procedures.

Chiefs or no chiefs, change to the traditional system is inevitable!

Especially in these times of modernisation!


Sukha Singh, Labasa

I want to thank the Government for Walesi TV and for making me a shareholder in EFL, even though I still haven’t been notified yet.

The only thing I am looking forward to is a reduction in my town rates.

I hope Mr Bala can look into the town rate reduction.

LTA service

Wise Muavono, Lautoka

I called the LTA Waimalika and Lautoka office six times yesterday and the calls weren’t answered.

Pathetic service.

Rabuka’s leadership

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

Sitiveni Rabuka has been hailed a leader since his younger days.

Your analysis by Nemani Delaibatiki (FS 26/6) reflects his leadership, however you want to call it.

He has been a leader since his Head Boy days at QVS and it continued when he executed a military coup where everyone listened. Whether it was despotic or not people like Lynda Tabuya have to decide.

Innovative eTransport card

Tukai Lagonilakeba, Nadi

This eTransport card is a wonderful and an excellent new system for Fiji because it is a trend that Fijians now find very convenient and easy for all who use public transport as a mode of travel every day.

What was all the negative hype and rantings about during its inception and implementation?

Aman Singh and Mahendra Chaudhry from the FLP with Biman Prasad from the NFP all made a very big issue out of something good that will benefit the public, but they politicised it as usual to suit their own personal agenda.

It is no longer an issue now and I believe they now can see the reason for its introduction in the first place.

It is working very well for all Fijians, for with it comes transparency and accountability for bus operators some of whom in the past may have managed to skip and avoid paying the applicable government taxes for their business.

Vinaka vakalevu to a determined Government, never heard of anyone complaining now as you hear them speak good about the positives of the cards in the supermarkets, local markets, restaurants, hospitals and all other public outlets, it is also talked about around the yagona tanoa and in bars.

The more the eCards the merrier.

Bring them on Government because Fijians will soon learn very fast from the process in whatever is new and hopefully the abuse will finally stop for those that wish to flout our system once they are caught in the act and convicted in a court of law.

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