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Letters To The Editor: 27th December, 2018

Our Police officers deserve a bonus Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu With a major crime free Christmas, the recapture of the seven escapees and their effort to reduce crime during the festive season,
27 Dec 2018 12:13
Letters To The Editor: 27th December, 2018

Our Police officers deserve a bonus
Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu
With a major crime free Christmas, the recapture of the seven escapees and their effort to reduce crime during the festive season, our Police officers deserve a well earned bonus.

This will boost their morale and will definitely ensure that we will be safer.

The prison escape could be the shortest ever for the inmates. The joint effort between our Police, military and Corrections officers must be applauded.
My plea to the Government of the day is to please give these Police officers a bonus.

Thank you, Police
Narayan Reddy, Lautoka

A big thank you to the Lautoka Police officers who did a great job managing traffic in the city during the very busy festive season.

One can also see a big decrease in drunkards at the end of Lautoka City towards the Ba side.

The ratepayers would like to thank the Divisional Police Commander Western and the Officer-in-Charge Lautoka Police Station for a well-planned trouble free weekend.

Since the Police station has moved location from the main city, maybe the Market Police Post should have more officers manning this branch.

I would like to request if this type of operation continues every Friday and Saturday because I am sure that the crime rate will decrease and all the illegal activities that has been happening in the city area will stop.

To the traffic Police officers, please continue doing what you did on Friday afternoon and Saturday, especially near Punjas and the Market Triangle.
Thank you Lautoka Police for a great job.

Assistance to farmers 

Simon Hazelman,Savusavu
The Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development, Waterways and Environment, Mahendra Reddy, visited agriculture offices around the country to familiarise himself with the operations of the ministry and to determine areas of
improvement.

Mr Reddy said that the purpose of the visits were to get a good understanding of the resources the ministry had on the ground, staff capacity and various assistance and development programmes of the ministry.
“Once we have determined that, we can design programmes to better assist our farmers,” he said.

While it is great that the Minister for Agriculture is familiarizing himself with agriculture offices around the country, I suggest he also familiarises himself with the challenges the farmers are facing.

It would be wiser for him to get firsthand information from the farmers’ themselves and then develop staff capacity and programmes that can sufficiently and efficiently assist farmers.

We are all well aware of the current predicament within the ministry and the reason it is in such a situation. It is simply because it is being looked at from the viewpoint of the agricultural personnel of the ministry, rather than from the views of the farmers. I am speaking from the point of view of being a farmer myself.

Talk to the farmers first Mr Reddy and you will not only get a fair idea of the issues and challenges they are facing, but you will also be enlightened to the facts of the status of your ministry in relation to where it needs to be!
NFP’s blatant lie

Dharmendra Kumar,Suva
The National Federation Party (NFP) has time and again reiterated before the 2018 General Election that it was not in a coalition with SODELPA.

Party leader Biman Prasad even said in a media report that it was ‘blatantly misleading’.

However, it’s interesting to see a paid advertisement in the other newspaper whereby SODELPA and NFP is giving a
joint statement on the withdrawal of the petition.
It’s always fun listening to someone’s lie when you already know the truth. Sometimes you have to play the role of a fool to fool the fool who thinks they are fooling you.
The 2022 General Election may seem far away, but as they say you are free to choose whom to marry, but you are not free from the consequences of your choice.
Every choice has a price.

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