Letters

Nalawa Chiefs Josaia Bulavakarua, Nalawa , Ra I wish to express my disappointment in the way Niko Nawaikula labelled our Nalawa chiefs as “Lialia” and “Liu Muri” on his facebook
15 Aug 2018 09:52
SODELPA Member of Parliament Niko Nawaikula.

Nalawa Chiefs

Josaia Bulavakarua, Nalawa , Ra

I wish to express my disappointment in the way Niko Nawaikula labelled our Nalawa chiefs as “Lialia” and “Liu Muri” on his facebook posts.

I, as a native of Nalawa, felt disheartened with the way Mr Nawaikula commented.

He shows no respect to our Ra chiefs by labelling them with that disgusting and unpleasant words.

He regarded himself as a champion of indigenous rights, but his comments showed that he had no respect at all for our traditional customary protocols and procedures.

Mr Nawaikula your attitude is very impolite to the people of Nalawa in Ra.

We have every right to choose which political party we wish to engage ourselves with in accordance with the 2013 Constitution and that should be respected.

Sick People

Kirti Patel, Lautoka

Just pathetic I must say.

What is this world coming to?

Six people died in a horrific road accident and rather than raising hands for help instantly, people are found taking pictures.

Just how sick and sad.

This is just simply a very sick thing to do.

I feel for the families who had to know of the demise of their loved one’s through social media even before it could be relayed to them by someone, the pictures spoke for itself.

The families should play their role in educating the young one’s about the impact of these kind of low acts that can have such a negative impact on some people.

The law enforcers, if available at the scenes, should straight away confiscate the phones and make the next important call of being harsh with these kinds of people.

It takes a lot more than just talking to the low and sick thinkers, but this world is such where when nothing is done, certain things are being taken for granted.

I seriously feel there should be some laws as such which can be followed to catch these culprits and some action be taken against them.

Enough is just enough.

Try to put yourselves in the families’ shoes and feel the pain.

Not a good feeling is it?

Seriously some people need to grow up.

This is really not funny and things only will continue as such until someone steps in and make a difference, but the question is who?

Justices of Peace

Amrit Singh, Nausori

I would like the Government to have separate office spaces around its government departments which require   the filling of application forms.

Areas of concern are Tertiary Education Loans and Scholarship Board, Immigration Department and at Land Transport Authority offices.

Why I’m saying this is because sometimes people forget to have a Justice of Peace certify forms when making an application and they are told by staff members at Government departments to have the forms certified by a JP. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a JP at such places?

Most of the time JPs are away from their home and so are Commissioners of Oaths.

People have to travel quite a distance to look for a JP. Shop owners who are JPs don’t even have a signboard stating “Justice of Peace at your service”.

Hoping for these changes soon at all Government ministries and departments. JPs should be where they are needed. TLSB and Immigration department is a must.

Network

A. Shariff Shah, Savusavu

I have run short of words to describe the pathetic network that we experience here in Savusavu, time and time again.

Enough is enough.

Digicel please contact me.

I’m ready to change straight away and I am not alone.

India Independence Day

Neelz Singh, Lami

India got its freedom from the British rule on August 15, 1947. Hence, they celebrate their Independence Day on this day every year,

Independence Day is observed with great enthusiasm and I wish them a prosperous and happy Independence Day.

The elders remember the martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the struggle for independence.

They pay homage to the great leaders who suffered a lot to win our freedom.

This day also inspires us to follow the teaching of peace and non-violence that was preached by Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Indian nation.

Fiji and India have a long tie of relationship because our forefathers ventured into Fiji.

India has supported Fiji with resources and we Fijians our friendship with them. Vinaka.

War Cries

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

The war cries of Davuilevu of “feed the bulbul” and indeed the “floreat viti” of Nukuvuto weren’t enough for the heron squawk (dui mate ga nona ucu ni vatu) of Lodoni as they almost repeated last year’s feat, except the under 17.

Better luck next time!

Taxi Lottery

Sukha Singh, Labasa

Why do we have a lottery for taxi permits?

Why don’t we have a lottery for the next lot of parliamentarians?

I have so many friends who will be in the elections and I also want to give them an equal chance and hence am requesting an election lottery.

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