Letters To The Editor, 14th August 2018

Writ of Elections Isireli Bolaniveimau, Lautoka From the outset, it is not now or never because the writing is already written on the wall as of January 5th, 2017. The
14 Aug 2018 10:29
Letters To The Editor, 14th August 2018

Writ of Elections

Isireli Bolaniveimau, Lautoka

From the outset, it is not now or never because the writing is already written on the wall as of January 5th, 2017.

The Fiji Sun stated, “the President is required to issue the writ of elections within seven days, the writ of election is expected in April next year”.

Subsequently, Mr Lagonilakeba em­phatically narrated on Fiji Sun 13/8 Title Grand Coalition; “it is crucial that these political parties do not run out of steam and funding before the FijiFirst party be­gins its catch up, non-stop and full steam ahead marathon campaign for the 2018 General Elections”.

Subsequently in essence, in my view, the next government will have to find the means and the will to carry on what had been showcased by the Fijifirst govern­ment.

The five foundations of wealth are; 1. Food 2. Gold and other precious metals 3. Water for life support. 4. Resin or Oil for fuel (yet to surface). 5. Onyx and other precious stones.

I am of the firm belief that if the next government utilises these five commodi­ties that are all readily available then Fi­jians will have then deal effectively and will be able to become wealthy.

Suffice to note when a time of crisis comes, as we had already experienced during the past four years or so, we still revert to the already foundational com­modities such as food and water.

In a nutshell, most of the people keep coming back to greed as the sole reason for our economic crisis.

However, the main question to be asked now by all who want to run in the next four years after the 2018 General Election is do we really need or have a valley field with vegetables or a silicon valley in time of economic crisis?

Last and most importantly, food for thought that when we reverse the priori­ties, we mismanage resources and when we mismanage resources we lose them.

A good part of the time, we are creating our own economic crises don’t we?

RKS Rocks

Floyd Robinson, Suva

Was the RKS Under-18 a secondary school side or a professional rugby team?

Whatever one’s views, their perfor­mance has set a benchmark that will be difficult for other secondary school teams to supersede.

Watching their performance on Satur­day, with all due respect, they put the Fly­ing Fijians to shame.

Their passion, team work and commit­ment were definitely way above that of our national Flying Fijians during their encounters against Samoa, Georgia and Tonga.

Perhaps as part of the build-up to the Rugby World Cup, the next time our Fly­ing Fijians team is in Suva for training, they out to take a field visit to Ratu Kada­levu School for some lessons learnt and sharing of experiences.

This would be for both national players and management, including our national coach.

All in all, the RKS side rocks and played like true champions.

What a blessing it is for RKS to have the services of Nacanieli Saumi.

By the way, congratulations to the Cuvu College for defying all odds and creating history by making it to the finals.

A new beginning it is and Cuvu College will be back come 2019.

Arrival Cards

Dewan Chand, Suva.

I write this open letter to the Minister for Immigration to register my disap­pointment with the quality of Fiji passen­ger arrival cards issued to international travellers arriving at Fijian airports.

The card measures 16cm by 9cm and the printed matter on the card is so small that it is impossible to read it in the dim light of the aircraft.

I am 74 years old and travelled Flight FJ871 from San Francisco on Monday, August 6, and despite wearing reading glasses I could not read what was written on the card.

I complained to the air hostess serving our aisle and she told me that it is the re­sponsibility of the Immigration Depart­ment.

I had no option, but to turn to the young lady sitting next to me to help in filling the card.

As I understand it this card is a legal document and people can be prosecuted for filling it wrongly.

Therefore, I suggest that the Immigra­tion Department relook at the size of the card and provide more legible printed matter for the ease of the passengers.

The alternative is to provide magnifying glasses to those who need it.

Pakistan Day

Neelz Singh, Lami

Pakistan’s Independence Day, which is celebrated annually on August 14, cel­ebrates the country’s independence from the British rule on that date in 1947.

This day is an occasion to promote patri­otism and national unity.

In the Islamic calendar, the Independ­ence Day of Pakistan has been seen to be coincided with the Ramadan 27, which is one of the sacred eves of the Muslims.

Also congratulations to Imran Khan, a legendary cricket player and internation­al sex symbol, for winning the election and soon to be next Prime Minister and head Pakistan to new greater heights.

Fiji and Pakistan Foreign relations are on good terms and benefitting both the nations as a whole.

Let me be the first one to wish a happy Independence Day 2018. May the glory of Independence Day b e with you forever!

Bumper Crowd

Shariff Shah, Savusavu

The 2018 Powerade Super Deans finals had a bumper crowd.

Even though it was televised live the ANZ Stadium was packed to the max, right up to the rafters.

Rugby in this country is loved so much that even if televised live the ground is still full to max.

People living barely 50 metres or 300km away from the ground don’t watch on TV. They go to the grounds.

Just on the same day at Ratu Cakobau Park for the soccer match between Rewa and Tavua barely 100 people were watch­ing from the stands

I wonder why on earth FFA bars live tel­evised coverage of their tournaments?

Even though they bar live coverage on TV fans still stay away from the grounds.

Are they afraid that the crowds won’t show up?

Why is soccer so different to rugby?

Can you answer me please Mr Presi­dent/CEO?

Feedback: jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

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