Letters To The Editor, 29th November 2018

Dressing Critics Kirti Patel, Lautoka What a way to judge people by the way they dress? You looked elegant Lynda Tabuya and you are right as far as dressing up is
29 Nov 2018 11:40
Letters To The Editor, 29th November 2018

Dressing Critics

Kirti Patel, Lautoka

What a way to judge people by the way they dress?

You looked elegant Lynda Tabuya and you are right as far as dressing up is in accordance with the occasion or is suitable because the dress code is fine.

Dressing in no way affects decision making. It should not interfere with a parliamentarian’s work. You did look professional enough, which is the main thing.

Wish you all the best.


Escape prisoners

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

How on earth did five high-risk prisoners manage to escape from the Suva Courthouse cell block?

The circumstances surrounding the escape are rather suspicious.

Those immediately responsible for guarding these prisoners are the ones to be reprimanded and charged for allowing these prisoners to escape.

No excuse from the guards should be tolerated!


Running away

Dharmendra Kumar, Suva

Walking away from your problems is a race that you will never win Biman Prasad.

Anyone can run away, it’s super easy. Facing problems and walking through them, that’s what makes you strong.

Ducking under the table and running away is not a trait of a leader.


Parliament numbers

Tukai Lagonilakeba, Nadi

For or Against – 27 against 24 – that is the reality in our House of Representative and that is how it will remain until 2022.

Interestingly the Opposition tasted their first humiliation and defeat after the nomination of the Madam Speaker Dr.Jiko Luveni by our Government with her subsequent reappointment against Tanya Waqanika, the Opposition nomi- nee.

Although it is their constitutional right, the majority of Fijians would have expected the Opposition to abstain from nominating one and support the Fiji- First Government nomination where our Government would have reciprocated by supporting an Opposition nominee for Deputy Speaker.

The Standing Orders 51 of Parliament was passed with some reservations, but accepted in good faith from both sides.

Again a third straight defeat came where we saw that the Opposition had set the tone and precedence for the Parliament life of 2018-2022 where they would again neither respect, confirm nor adhere to the gracious speech of His Excellency our President Major-General

(Ret’d) Jioji Konrote.
It is a game of numbers whereby the

Opposition will get tired of being bullied again, no matter what the negativity from their end is, but our democratic Parliament is not a fashion parade for the best and most fancy dressed individual.

It is a room where our Government business is carried out in moving the country forward, where one’s input can be clearly scrutinised by the Fijian public, similar to those who have lost their seats in our 2018 General Election.

The quality of a MPs input is crucially important to their survival in our next election.

SODELPA firebrand and maverick MP NikoNawaikulainsulted50otherMPs and every Fijian with our Madam Speaker by calling our Parliament a Mickey Mouse House. But out of all our Parliamentary Members only one reflects the character that resembles that famous mouse.

It is ironic that every SODELPA MP from Ro Teimumu, Ratu Naiqama and Opposition leader Sitiveni Rabuka with all their mates, have disrespectfully resorted to character assassination of our Government members in their right of reply to the President’s Speech.

But they should not expect any favours from our FijiFirst Government team as their priority is the FijiFirst party manifesto, GDP, economy and the general welfare of all ordinary Fijians.

Please MPs, contribute sensibly and constructively to nation building.


Fiji in the top ranks

Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu

Fiji’s historic win over France on Saturday night has officially lifted them to an all-time high – eighth position in the World Rugby Rankings.

The Pacific Islanders secured a famous 21-14 win in Paris last Saturday night thanks to tries from Semi Radradra and Josua Tuisova, sending shockwaves around the rugby world.

Over the past 12 months, the World Rugby Pacific Challenge and World Rugby U20 Championship titles have been won by the Fiji Warriors and Fijian U20s respectively, while Fijian Drua secured the Australia National Rugby Championship at only the second time of asking on the eve of this November’s senior tour.

And now the win means they gained 1.55 points, bringing their overall score up to 77.95 points which takes them above both France and Argentina.

Elsewhere, Wales’ ninth win in a row, their longest winning streak since 1999, earned them 0.54 of a rating which keeps them a fraction of a point ahead of England in third place in the rankings.

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