Letters To The Editors: 10th December, 2018

Raising the bar Floyd Robinson, Toorak I am not sure of the results of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series in Cape Town, South Africa is, but I am feeling
10 Dec 2018 10:30
Letters To The Editors: 10th December, 2018

Raising the bar

Floyd Robinson, Toorak
I am not sure of the results of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series in Cape Town, South Africa is, but I am feeling satisfied after watching our men beat England.

The new players were impressive in their ability to take the risk, which led to at least two tries. Despite making a few mistakes like kicking possession away at critical moments, they were quickly back into the game with their defence.

Surprisingly, England looked shocked at times not knowing where to move. I was so glad to see some young and new players playing with passion and commitment despite their inexperience at international level.

These are positive signs for Fiji rugby in the long run because some of these rookies or new kids on the block are putting their hands up for a spot in the starting line-up.

Our seasoned players may have to raise the bar if they are to cement their positions in the starting line-up. All in all, it was a healthy competition and may our team continue to grow from strength to strength.


Fiji Football drama

Shariff Shah, Savusavu
While all other national sports have learnt from “Blast from the past” and moved on creating new a blast for the future, sadly Fiji Football Association is rooted deeply on the above.

They haven’t created any new from the past; not creating any at present and rightfully there is no future.

When our Prime Minister, Attorney- General and Rosy Akbar went over to officially do the honours at this year’s “Fiji bazaar world cup” I was breathing a sigh of relief.

I was very optimistic that my past letters to this column finally had some effect and the above gentlemen will enforce that soccer be led by a new generation, and not by those at present.

I just hope it wasn’t a vote buying exercise for the last national election. Please be mindful that the national election will also be held in the not so distant future.

The Fiji FA elections will also be held before the national elections, but everyone knows which way the results will go.

So, our only hope are our good PM and A-G. Kick out the present “top brass” and all the district “yes men” for good.

One clue sirs, a lot of money circulates in and around Fiji FA, but it always runs at a loss.

Welcome to Fiji football, welcome to “blast from the past”.


False prophets

Jan Mohammed, NSW, Australia
I couldn’t agree more with the sentiments expressed by Simon Hazelman’s letter regarding God’s time.

My take on this church pastor is that he portrays the characteristics of a cult leader. Who else gets visions, dreams and makes false prophecies. And here we have chiefs and politicians having so much belief in this rubbish.

In the process, they all are misleading people and giving them false hope that things will change “soon”. Surely there should be a law against the perpetrators of this sort of mischief and misrepresentation.

Personally, I feel embarrassed that supposed leaders are publicly participating in such nonsense. Isn’t it time for Fijians to call out such people, instead of being quiet about it? I am glad that Simon has called them out.

We all know what happened the last time a coup leader spoke to God in May 1987. We are told that things have changed, but have they?


Poll: Free and fair

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

No one wants to misinterpret the results of the 2018 General Election, but for one thing it greatly distorts the meaning of democracy in regards to representation.

Some candidates who had low votes have become ministers by virtue of sharing votes with the party leader. Again, a hold over them in terms of power.


An obligation

Dharmendra Kumar, Suva
There are many things in our world that

are off-limits to all, but a favoured to few people. However, when God sent His Son, He provided the gift of salvation without restriction to age, race, gender, class, wealth, health, or any other condition.

The Good News is meant to be spread “to all people.” All are included without limitation. “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink” (John 7:37).

After the shepherds went to Bethlehem and saw that Jesus was born just as the angels said, they did not keep the news to themselves. “And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child” (Luke 2:17).

Those of us who have received the gift of salvation by the gift of God’s Son have an obligation to share that message with others. It is meant for all, but they will not hear unless someone tells them.


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