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Letters To The Editor, 29th September, 2018

Thank you HFC Spencer Robinson, Suva HFC Bank, Fiji’s 100 per cent local bank, must be commended for its commitment in the daily financial market updates through FBC TV News
29 Sep 2018 13:16
Letters To The Editor, 29th September, 2018

Thank you HFC

Spencer Robinson, Suva

HFC Bank, Fiji’s 100 per cent local bank, must be commended for its commitment in the daily financial market updates through FBC TV News Bulletin business segment.

Thank you for the information and awareness, which is beneficial to businesses and the public at large.

Just a suggestion, would it be possible to simplify the use of financial/economical technical terms in this news segment for the benefit of ordinary Fijians?

Overall, great work to you both – HFC Bank and FBC TV News.

Trading blows

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

The ‘war of words’ between HOPE leader and SODELPA’s Lynda Tabuya(FS 28/9) reveals hate and doesn’t promote unity but division.

If it seeks to mobilise support from the electorate, then it needs to bring together sectional interest and provide coherence.

It needs to be ‘a bridge’ to bring people together albeit the challenges. I hope it can be resolved.

‘Bula’

Epeli Rabua, Suva

The Fijian word ‘bula’ should be allowed to be trademarked by any person  anywhere in the world, other then in Fiji itself.

And we should acknowledge that, whoever had initiated this has experienced the true Bula spirit of Fiji to warrant its use as a trademark!

I am happy that a word in my vernacular is being used as a marketing tool to share Fiji’s bula spirit with the rest of the United States of America and the world.

A word of caution to the current Government to save its money and use it for Fiji’s increasing needy people, because it will be a costly affair to contest the use of the word in an American court.

And I will never believe that the Government of Fiji is going to contest the use of the word bula, because it is of national interest.

Of what national interest were Fiji’s Government thinking of, when they gave permission for the digging up and flattening of a hill in Bua for commercial gain?

And we see this recurring again when we have allowed and protected foreign nationals into Fiji.

Before we fight for something of national interest in other parts of the world, we in Fiji should be protecting ourselves against dubious foreign interests in our own country first!

Increase in Rape Cases

Talei Rogocake, Suva

I am a first year law student at the University of the South Pacific and I am writing to express my concerns on the issue of rising rape cases in Fiji.

Most rape cases that come into attention are mostly committed by the elders of the community and this includes fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and even our close relatives.

Therefore, it becomes difficult to trust them with our young ones around.

Most people are under the assumption that since a particular person is the father, grandfather, uncle, or even the brother of the child then the child is in good hands.

Relationships is one factor that compels the rape victims or their families not to come forward.

I strongly believe that the rapist is not given the appropriate punishment according to their actions of committing rape.

I feel that harsher penalties should be imposed to deter would be offenders. The point that I am trying to convey is that victims are the one that suffer the most in rape cases.

I strongly believe that justice must not stay blind, but be aware of the reality that one has done to another.

I hope that my concerns will be taken into consideration by the relevant authorities and effective actions will be taken to curb this alarming issue.

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