Letters To The Editor 8th July, 2018

The White House Vili Yaranamua, Nadi During one of our talanoa sessions with some of my friends, someone asked why is the official residence of the President of the United
08 Jul 2018 11:11
Letters To The Editor 8th July, 2018

The White House

Vili Yaranamua, Nadi

During one of our talanoa sessions with some of my friends, someone asked why is the official residence of the President of the United States painted white.

A quick reply was it`s easy to paint with one colour.

To the Fiji Rugby Union keep that famous building white at all times.

You are commonly known here in Fiji as “those at the white house”.

Pleasing God

Dharmendra Kumar, Suva

Don’t they understand that all developing countries need to borrow and have debt?

Or do they understand, but just like to scare people and get votes or are they deliberately lying?

There is such a thing as good debt and there is such a thing as bad debt.

Bad debt is borrowing money to meet recurring expenditures – a bad habit for government.

Good debt is borrowing to finance critical infrastructure to benefit future generations.

This enables economic growth and creates jobs.

Apparently, debt is like a nuclear energy that can be used for “good or evil”.

This simple explanation also applies to families.

Borrowing money for education, medical care and business loans are good debts.

Bad debt would be borrowing to sustain credit card, purchase of expensive jewellery and clothes and for payday loans.

It’s important to understand the difference between good and bad debt.

Fiji’s continuous investment in its infrastructure demonstrates the Government’s acknowledgement that, infrastructure is linked to economic growth.

It is vital that we invest in infrastructure because of many years of neglect by previous governments, hence the need to borrow.

Soccer WC

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

With the exiting of central European soccer champion Germany and the non-participation of Italy, it will be interesting to see the English crusade against the Swedish Vikings.

I don’t know who will win but one thing is clear, their skegox and scramasax (traditional weapons) will be sharp.

The Russian affair with fellow slavs Croatia will also be unpredictable.

I put my money on the Franks over Uruguay and Belgium over Brazil.

Only time will tell.

Lautoka Mill breakdown

Sukha Singh, Labasa

I refer to the statement by Biman Prasad on the Lautoka Mill breakdown after a $16 million refurbishment.

Whenever a new installation is done, mechanical or electrical, there is a commissioning done where problems are rectified.

With a sugar mill the actual commissioning process can be only done when the cane is brought in.

Then there is this “Murphy’s Law” which states if anything can go wrong it will.

Football the Fijian Style

Shariff Shah, Savusavu

Every team gets three to four days break in between games at this year’s world cup.

That is FIFA law.

Every team gets barely 16hrs rest in between games at every bazaar tournament under FFA.

This even happens during national league double headers too.

That is FFA law.

I wonder if there is any players’ association or union to look after the welfare of all players. In our time there was none and I guess the trend continues.

If you don’t say yes to “yes man” the exit is inches away.

To all the players … FFA is here to stay.

You will come and go … just ask former players like me.

The answer is crystal clear

Girmitiyas 140th anniversary

Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu

It was so kind of the present Government to allocate $500,000 for the commemoration of the first ship carrying indentured labourers from British India to Fiji.

As the event is being held throughout Fiji next year it should be great indeed.

The Indian descendants have done great for Fiji and its people. Some have prospered into great and successful businesspeople and employ thousands and thousands of Fijians.

To commemorate their arrival is really fitting indeed.

The iTaukei should honour the occasion and hopefully it will be joy and happiness for all races in Fiji.

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

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