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Letters To The Editor 28th January, 2019

  Fiji, India bond Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi I welcome the presence of Fiji’s Prime Minister in the 70th Republic of India celebrations held in the Novotel Suva Lami Bay (FS
28 Jan 2019 10:00
Letters To The Editor 28th January, 2019
A writer comments on the Fiji Sun article "Fiji, India Bond Will Grow" that was published by the daily on sunday 27th Jaunary, 2019

 

Fiji, India bond

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

I welcome the presence of Fiji’s Prime Minister in the 70th Republic of India celebrations held in the Novotel Suva Lami Bay (FS 27/1).

I hope India will continue to be an excellent partner in the development process with Fiji, especially in the sugar industry and education.

Such warm relationship.

Road accident

Steven Chandra, Suva

Another innocent and important life has been lost on our roads. This time, it is a market vendor in Davuilevu Housing. Not only was he selling veg­etables, but a really hard working one as well, who at 65 years of age, used to walk for miles in the heat of the day selling his produce.

“Always loud and cheerful”, how can one be involved in an accident in a densely populated area and die as a result? “Some may argue that vic­tim crossed in front of vehicle”, but shouldn’t drivers be wary of pedes­trians after dropping off passengers? Speeding could be one cause! Another is the lack of concentration by bus drivers because of the loud music be­ing played on radio in the bus. This is the main distraction for many bus drivers these days.

Weighbridge

Shariff Shah, Savusavu

A truck was stopped by Land Trans­port Authority (LTA) near the Tama­vua bridge and weighed on a portable scale.

The driver was told by LTA officers that he is carrying in excess of seven tonnes and he has to pay a $7000 fine.

The driver did not agree. He said he had been driving for years and the load tonnage on the truck was not that much. He told the officers that the scale was wrong because on several occasions he went through LTA scales only to be re-weigh again on his desti­nation……and it was less.

After arguing for an hour, the offic­ers directed and escorted the truck to LTA Valelevu. The truck was weighed again on the “fixed” weighbridge and guess what ….3 tonness overweight. Fined $3000.

To the operators be aware. To the new CEO of LTA, welcome to Fiji. Please call me on 9955178. I need some ques­tions answered and so does all other operators or drivers who may have been wrongly booked or penalised with excessive fines. I wonder where the $4000 would have gone to if the driver was indeed fined $7000.

Feedback: jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

 

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