Between the Lines

BTL: 8th March, 2019

The UniFiji row appears to have not escaped the eyes of Opposition politicians. The president of the University of Fiji Students Association, Ratu Sailosi Raimoqe Dawai revealed this in an email to the Prime Minister’s office seeking an audience with the PM about their grievances.
08 Mar 2019 16:03
BTL: 8th March, 2019

Alleged car scam

Fijians must beware of fly by night car sales people soliciting funds for outrageously cheap imported cars.

A group of men has been going around allegedly promoting a new car business that would be set up at a site between Suva and Nausori.

People have been asked to pay up to $5000 deposit for a car of their choice. It is claimed the cars are part of big shipment coming to Fiji by boat.

Some appear to have fallen victims to this alleged scam.

They have turned up at the port of Suva asking whether the ship has arrived. But they have been turned away disappointed.

The so-called car yard owner has been giving excuses about the delay in the arrival of the shipment. One excuse is that the cars are at the port waiting for Customs clearance. There is no sign of the promised cars.

BTL learned that there was no car at the alleged site for the car yard. The gate was locked and there were only car parts there.
Questions for rugby league

Something does not make sense in the local rugby league circle. BTL thought that the sport’s authorities were trying to grow the game here. But now it is confused.

It has been informed that the number of teams registering for the competition has dropped from 34 last year to only 14 this year.

This is not due to lack of interest but because the teams that missed out could not front up with their $1000 subscription.

These teams have vented their frustrations and anger to BTL.

They claimed they requested for a grace period  to find the $1000 but their request was declined.

One Suva team allegedly asked the Board for some time because its sponsor was arriving in the country in two days. Its request was rejected.

In the past the Board had accepted payments even until the elimination rounds.

Is the change linked to the announcement made by the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison that Australia would support Fiji entering a team to compete in the New South Wales Intrust Super Premiership next year?
The Board must front up and explain. The rugby league players and fans deserve it.
Politics enters UniFiji row

The UniFiji row appears to have not escaped the eyes of Opposition politicians. The president of the University of Fiji Students Association, Ratu Sailosi Raimoqe Dawai revealed this in an email to the Prime Minister’s office seeking an audience with the PM about their grievances.

“I wish to inform you that the Leader for Opposition Mr. Sitiveni Rabuka is asking us for details and is willing to assist us in displaying an image of support …. To pressure the government to do something.

“I really do not want to have this to be in their advantage. Please if there is any chance that you can speed up our appointment and intervention.”




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