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Letters To The Editor: 10th July, 2018

Letters To The Editor: 10th July, 2018
July 10
15:19 2018

Daylight robberies

Dorsami Naidu, Nadi

I have in the past 12 months come across women getting their jewellery worn around their necks stolen by youths who, when the opportunity arises, pluck or pull it from their necks.

I am aware of such instances in Nadi Town, in the town council arcade or the postal area or in Lautoka in the market area or outside the Gurudwara area.

Some victims complain, but others – due to police response and attitude – just feel its futile to do so. Can the authorities, whether it be the municipal councils or the police authorities, install CCTV cameras in these built-up and high-density areas to monitor such activities?

I, as a ratepayer in Nadi, wonder why my council is not looking at curbing this criminal activity. Why close and lock the Nadi Town Council Arcade after 6pm or 7pm?

Wouldn’t it be a better idea to have CCTV cameras installed and monitor criminal activity, thereby making our streets, malls and arcades safe?

Push Tailevu

Tomasi Boginiso,  Nasinu

Congratulations to the Tailevu Rugby Union for making it back to the top, even though it was a last-minute effort.

It was really worth it.

As we are now back at the top we will have to ensure that we don’t ever make it back to the bottom.We should have a plan for the next five years, which should include getting our hands on the Skipper Cup itself.

We should have learned our lessons by now.

The main lesson is that we should leave all decisions regarding player selection, welfare and wellbeing to officials selected to do so and should not interfere.

All financial requirements by the team should be met and the administration team should run the administration side and team officials run the team.

That is the only way to success.

We should not be overreacting on the win, but complete the journey this week and have a plan laid out for the off-season and festive season to keep the players and their fitness intact. Push Tailevu!

2018-2019 Budget

Amenatave Yaconisau,  Delainavesi

People need to criticise the Budget with confidence without being told “dissent is bad”.

To say that the budget deficit is going to be funded by loans and taxes is a reasonable dissenting statement, to which we need to respond.

We are definitely concerned with the incomes policy period. Taxes and loans maybe employed and repaid later.

Nemani Delaibatiki’s “My Say” article (FS 9/7) and his analysis of the same date are relevant.

EFL head office

Sukha Singh,  Labasa

Now that I am about to become a shareholder of EFL, could I ask the EFL board to buy back their head office in Suva?

I would also like to know why they can’t rectify the problem on their transformer, which they want to replace for $5 million.

God first

Dharmendra Kumar,  Suva

God is not a last resort to whom we turn when all else fails. God should be our first source of refuge and comfort.

He has the knowledge, the resources and the power to meet any need.

He has promised we can run to Him for help in our darkest hours:

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help us in times of need” (Hebrews 4:16).

Yet despite the wonderful promises we have been given, many still insist on taking matters into their own hands and trying to deal with their problems without involving God.

They seek human help alone rather than tapping into the ultimate resource that is available simply by asking.

We must set aside our pride and admit our utter dependence on God to receive His provision.



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