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between the lines: 19th September, 2018

BTL point of reference They are reading BTL. In Rewa, Mata ni Tikina (District reps) have used a five-part BTL series on dredging in the Rewa River to voice the
19 Sep 2018 11:57
between the lines: 19th September, 2018

BTL point of reference

They are reading BTL.

In Rewa, Mata ni Tikina (District reps) have used a five-part BTL series on dredging in the Rewa River to voice the people’s environmental concern in a natural resources meeting in Lomanikoro, Rewa, yesterday.

They want wider consultations with the Vanua before any decision is made. Before the meeting ends today there is likely to be a submission that future work in the Rewa River must first be approved by the Vanua before the next process takes place.

That means the voice of the grassroots people must be heard.

Bring back, Luveni

In the past four years she has been the face of the Fijian Parliament.

Her educational roadshows have been well received by the ordinary people.

More importantly she has weathered the storm in Parliament, particularly the tests from the Opposition.

Yes, Speaker Dr Jiko Luveni deserves another term. Yes, she is fit and set to continue if Parliament wants her back. .

Problems in Namaka

The beautiful 4-lane in Namaka is in trouble because of some bad planning. New traffic lights were installed in front of the BSP branch office.

Well and good, but the turn slip lane for north bound traffic only holds two cars and at almost any time of the day there are vehicles stopped on the right lane of the expressway, reducing the road to a single lane and causing severe congestion and some near misses.

Changes in the parking lane are also a mess but not so dangerous.

Ginger joy

Good news for the mataqali Vatuwaqa farm group.

An Asian businessman has offered to buy their ginger for $1.50 a kilogram.

The ginger farm is at their land at Nacovu settlement, Flagstaff, Suva.

After selling their ginger for 80 cents a kilogram last year, the farm group is happy with the offer. Their ginger is ready for harvest and they are expecting to get 7000kg.

Several ginger plots will not be harvested as they would be used as seedlings next year.

The group is not paying for their current  seedlings as they were supplied by the Ministry of Agriculture.

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