Letters To The Editor 16th October, 2018

  Impressive welcome Floyd Robinson, Toorak Passing by the Colo-i-Suva Park the other day, one was rather surprised to see an im­pressive welcome as the new structure at the entrance
16 Oct 2018 10:18
Letters To The Editor 16th October, 2018


Impressive welcome

Floyd Robinson, Toorak

Passing by the Colo-i-Suva Park the other day, one was rather surprised to see an im­pressive welcome as the new structure at the entrance reflects creativity.

Another passenger in the bus quietly whispered to me, “ssshhh … I think they are coming here”.

It took a while before I realised that she may be referring to the Royal Family visit­ing Fiji.

All in all, a good job to those in charge of the Colo-i-Suva Park.

Face of NFP

Sukha Singh, Labasa

Could Lenora Salusalu Qereqeretabua be made the face of the National Federation Party (NFP) and put on the NFP posters just like the Prime Minister Voreqe Baini­marama on FijiFirst posters?

Rehabilitation work

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

The Fiji Corrections Service has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Methodist Church to improve the ef­fectiveness of the rehabilitation of former offenders who are members of the church.

More than 1000 inmates in correction cen­tres around the country are Methodists.

While we must applaud rehabilitation work by the Fiji Corrections Service, I question the involvement of the Methodist Church?

The Methodist Church failed these in­mates in the first place.

It seems as if the church feels that it would be easier for them to get their mes­sage across when their members are in captivity?

They obviously couldn’t do it when their members were free individuals?

The pressing question here is why are members of the Methodist Church ending up in prison and why is the church failing in its spiritual work?

Obviously, it’s the Methodist Church most of all that requires spiritual rehabili­tation before the inmates!

Go the Drua

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Suva

I shouted out with a big “Yes” and thank you God when I opened my laptop on Sat­urday evening to check the NRC results and it showed Drua 33-Force 28!

The three minutes highlight on YouTube revealed that our boys displayed open run­ning rugby, but they still need to work on the basics such as making tackles count, ball handling and minimising errors.

The semifinal this Saturday with Canber­ra Vikings will not be an easy affair even though our boys earlier defeated them 40-35 at home.

The Vikings will not allow themselves to be defeated twice by the Fiji Airways Fi­jian Drua in Fiji in a matter of weeks and they will come out firing.

It has been a joy watching the open run­ning rugby and the skills set that goes with it displayed by the Drua in this 2018 National Rugby Championship.

Despite everything the Canberra Vikings will throw at them on Saturday at Church­ill Park we have faith and believe that our boys will not disappoint the Fiji rugby fans.

Go Drua go!

PM’s comment

Tukai Lagonilakeba, Namaka, Nadi

I write with reference to Parmendra Sharma’s letter (FT October 13).

Our Prime Minister was speaking against racist remarks by those ultra-Nationalist SODELPA MPs in Parliament targeted at Indo Fijians while National Federation Party (NFP) parliamentarians such as Bi­man Prasad and Prem Singh sat quietly on the side and absolutely watched the drama without saying a single word to their Op­position brothers.

Our PM stood up as a responsible leader of the Fijian people and defended like a true soldier, but it was totally irresponsi­ble of those NFP parliamentarians to al­low such behaviour to go unchallenged.

They hid their heads under their tables alright and that was the fact of the matter Parmendra, but to again childishly sug­gest that Mr Bainimarama should give the power back to the Fiji Labour Party (FLP) Mahendra Chaudry in 2000 is a total joke.

It would have been suicidal and wrong considering what was happening then at that point in time as the FLP Coalition members were being held hostage at gun­point inside our old Parliament.

Countless Fijians suffered very badly including our country’s fragile economy from that coup and the then Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Commander Commodore Bainimarama with his loyal RFMF troops saved the country from ruin and further damage.

That is the version of what transpired on the ground here, but some people such as Parmendra Singh are very fortunate to be sitting in the comfort of their Brisbane home while those of us here remain true to our individual callings here at home.

He has very poor knowledge of what is happening in Fiji and bad taste too.

Street light

Wise Muavono, Lautoka

Is there any reason there are no street­lights from the Navutu roundabout to the Balawa junction?

Over to you Fiji Roads Authority.

No to food waste

Neelz Singh, Lami

Food waste represents a global paradox! Whilst approximately at home most of the food not consumed end up either be­ing wasted, at the same time nearly a bil­lion people are unable to cover their daily needs in food.

The day known as World Food Day is celebrated on October 16 in honour of the date of the founding of the Food and Ag­riculture Organisation of the United Na­tions in 1945.

Climate change threatents food security.

Since agriculture is the background for many countries, planting crops and veg­etables meets many challenges caused by climate change.

To fight against poverty is to grow our own food and veggies to sustain healthy living. Surplus crops may also be sold for cash.

We have developed technology to reach Mars and discover water, but we have not been able to provide access to water for the farmers on Earth.

The world’s poorest are being hit hardest by climate change.

If we strengthen the resilience of small­holder farmers, we can guarantee food security for the planet’s growing global population and also reduce emissions.

Saving food offers an innovative and socially responsible solution to the food waste challenge by developing an online networked community of various stake­holders that through collective awareness, knowledge sharing, motivations and in­centives, will facilitate the redistribution of surplus food and leftover crops for the benefit of the vulnerable groups of our society

On this ‘World Food Day’ let us take an oath not to waste food.

We should be aware of what we buy and eat, and make sure we order the right por­tions in a restaurant. Our small actions cause significant impact on others.

The wasted food can make another family hunger-free. Let’s aim to make it a hunger-free world!

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