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Letters To The Editor 29th August, 2018

August 29
09:21 2018

Australian politics

Wise Muavono, Lautoka

In response to Amenatave Yaconisau, having six Prime Ministers in 10 years in Australia is surely a sign of fragmentation in the government, which will eventually trickle down to society.

Julie Bishop

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

I lament the untimely resignation of Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull and moreso his loyal Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop.

I recall Julie Bishop landed us a ‘shoulder to cry on’ when Tropical Cyclone Winston pillaged us in February 2016. She personally went to Koro Island to experience the destruction.

Australia will not have another show of empathy. Good luck to her for the future.

The 365 Day cent challenge

Arvind Mani, Nadi

Here is a clever way to save almost $700 a year without really trying.

Now, if do that for 10 years for each new-born they will have almost $7000 when they turn 10!

Start on January 1, save $.01, Day 2 – Save $.02, Day 3 – $.03, Day 100 – $1, Day 365 – $3.65.

Each day dropping in your daily amount really seems like nothing, even once you get to day 100 you’re only putting in one dollar, but at the end of these 365 days you’ll have an additional $667.95!

Not a bad little yearly bonus for just saving a few cents every day. The trick is to do it every day and not to take out money from it. This requires discipline.

Just imagine if you doubled the savings everyday – Day 1 Save $.01, Day 2 – Save $.04 Day 3- Save $.08.  Day 10 – Save $5.12.  After that, the increase is exponential and most people cannot continue past Day 13, but it is interesting to calculate what the savings will be on Day 30 – over a million dollars! Somewhat akin to compounding.

No wonder Einstein said: “The magic of compounding is truly the 8th wonder of the world”.

But most folks can stick with the first formula and get a nice gift for themselves on New Year’s Day without feeling the pinch – and start all over again.

Ratepayers’ rights

Sukha Singh, Labasa

I would like to ask Minister Parveen Bala, why has he taken away our right to choose our own town and city councillors, and run our towns and cities?

God and Rabuka

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Suva

The current online edition of the Fiji Sun has a re-posted story with the headline ‘Pastor Kurulo Had A Vision Of Rabuka’s Leadership’, which was originally printed on June 25, 2018.

It mentioned that Reverend Kurulo was shown a vision while praying one morning and it was revealed to him that the newly-appointed party leader would be Mr Rabuka.

This was weeks before Mr Rabuka publicly made known his nomination for the party leader position.

I believe Pastor Kurulo is also on record to have been shown a vision that Mr Rabuka would be the next Prime Minister of Fiji.

Last year in December, I heard an ex-Methodist Church Reverend share his story, where he was divinely instructed to visit Mr Rabuka’s office, pray for him and tell him that when he becomes the Prime Minister, his first act is to make Fiji a Christian State.

As we wait for the announcement of the 2018 General Election dates, we all wonder if God has indeed chosen Mr Rabuka to be our next Prime Minister.

In order for this to become a reality, SODELPA will have to form a coalition with the other six political parties because this will be the only way to counter the FijiFirst Party tsunami that is already building up.

Reverend Kurulo said back in June that only divine intervention could help them (SODELPA).

We prayed in 2014 and I believe the FijiFirst Party landslide victory is the will of the people and God’s will also.

Let us all continue to pray for the 2018 General Election, for God’s will to be done in Fiji, even if He allows a former Prime Minister to create history by becoming the Prime Minister of Fiji again.

If the FijiFirst Party tsunami prevails, then we should still rejoice because it is God’s will and we can expect the current Government’s excellent performance and service delivery to all Fijian families to go up another notch or two.

As for the unfulfilled prophecy, let us keep believing in God and have a forgiving heart.

International Day Against Nuclear Tests

Neelz Singh, Lami

August 29 is the International Day Against Nuclear Tests. This acknowledges the dangers caused by nuclear testing. Many people do not know that nuclear testing is happening in their country and in other countries on their behalf.

Nuclear weapons have been tested in the atmosphere, underground and underwater since 1945 and we are discovering more and more about its effects on our planet.

Firstly, having seen the after-effects of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Asia Pacific Oceans in pictures should already warn people of the awful impact of nuclear weapons on humans, and on the environment.

Children are still born with missing limbs and elderly people experience severe respiratory problems to this day in Japan and the Pacific Islands.

Today we are much more conscious about the environment that we are leaving to the future generations, but more needs to be done.

Recycling, cleaning the oceans and coral bleaching are just a few of the environmental challenges we face and we must face them head on, continuing to raise awareness on how this is affecting our planet.

But little is said on how nuclear test detonations are impacting the planet.

So again, if you do not want our future to rest with nuclear weapon states and countries, who put the protection of the state above the protection of each individual and the environment.

More research needs to be done on the effects of these indiscriminate weapons and how they are affecting our planet earth. Vinaka (thank you).



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