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Letters To The Editor, 28th November 2018

Changing mindset Simon Hazelman, Savusavu In this time and age change is not only inevitable, but it’s happening at an unbe­lievably fast pace! There is no doubt that all Fijians
28 Nov 2018 12:38
Letters To The Editor, 28th November 2018

Changing mindset

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

In this time and age change is not only inevitable, but it’s happening at an unbe­lievably fast pace!

There is no doubt that all Fijians want change for the better, for themselves, for their children and for their future generations.

While change is exciting for some of us, there are also some of us who can’t be bothered and stand ready to go with the flow.

On the other hand, there are also some of us who re­gard change as something to fear and the concept of change is so terrifying to them that they outrightly reject it.

This rejection could stem from such things as the lack of communication or from the fact that change is hap­pening so fast that they feel left behind.

Fear could also have been bred from the knowledge of a record of the country’s bad political history lead­ing to a lack of trust for our leaders and from having been given no room to allow them to express their fears.

It is unfortunate that while many want to live a bet­ter lifestyle there are also those of us who are hard­wired and simply don’t like the idea of change because change requires hard work, it demands struggle and is not just a given!

Sadly, the very striving and hard work that comes with change is exactly what this category of citizens so con­stantly try to avoid, which happens to be the very es­sence of change.

To grow as a nation, we must first respond positive­ly to change. There will be hardships, but we must not be discouraged. Instead we ought to be determined to do our very best and hold our heads up high.

Change has got to start from those sitting in Parlia­ment and especially those on the Opposition bench.

There are no limits to our possibilities as a nation and the only limitation or the lack of it is in our own minds.

Change your mind-set and you will discover the poten­tial you never thought you had!

Be a responsible MP and make it happen!

Lynda Tabuya

Sue Cauty, Pacific Harbour

Lynda Tabuya looked ex­ceptionally elegant and has set a high standard for oth­er lady parliamentarians to follow.

Vinaka, Lynda, you did us women proud.

Parliament walkout

Gyan Prasad, Nadawa

Parliament is in session again and I look forward to the lively debates.

There is a worry though.

The Opposition will even­tually realise that they are always going to be less in number and their motions and nominees will always be defeated.

Soon they will be stop vot­ing and on occasions, they will walk out.

You read it here first.

Australian Visas

Shariff Shah, Savusavu

Can the Australian High Commission please advise me as to why there is no of­fice of yours in Labasa.

No biometric fingerprint services here. We have to travel to Suva only for that.

For a family of four that travels to Suva specifically to do this, it will cost them approximately $10,000 for airfares, food, hotel bills and rentals.

Then we lose approximate­ly one week of work.

To make the matters worse, the high commission only gives a six-month visa. Then from bad to worse is when the high commission advises us there is no re­stroom facilities after wait­ing for hours in the queue.

Or is it the people of north are somewhat not wanted, not to travel to Australia.

To our good PM and A-G, can you please look into this and action it ASAP?

After all I thought every­one was equal in this coun­try with equal opportuni­ties.

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