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Letters: 8th March, 2019

Our Fiji Airways 7s team have an important decision to make and that is to seriously remind themselves of their shortfall in the last series, their gameplan for this series and decide if they are still hungry enough to pursue the victory they wanted last year?
08 Mar 2019 17:23
Letters: 8th March, 2019

International Women’s Day

Neelz Singh, , Lami

Today is all about women – it’s International Women’s Day. The campaign for International Women’s Day is: “Balance for Better” Let’s build a gender-balanced world.

International Women’s Day is observed every year in March and celebrates the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women across around the world. International Women’s Day is aimed at emphasizing on unity, equality and advocacy – in a global environment where the differences and injustices between women and men are as great as ever.

From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence.

Balance drives for empowering girls and women of today that anything is possible. Also time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

In more than 20 countries, International Women’s Day is an official holiday, in three countries (Nepal, China and Madagascar) women are given the day off. Hat off and wishing this day all to women for their contributionsw perseverance and hard work.

Destination title

Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu

Fiji is becoming a preferred destination of international cruise ships, especially for vessels making their inaugural voyages here.

With the MSC Magnifica sailing into the Fiji waters for the first time with first stop in Suva and then Lautoka on the second day and with passengers over 2000 and crew member of 950 Fiji should be prepared to host the best possible way we could.

A vital contribution to our economic growth as the increasing number of cruise ships visit our shores.

Fiji Airways 7s

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Suva

Much has been said in the dailies and social media about the dismal performance of our boys in Sydney and Las Vegas.

Some are predicting that if our Fiji Airways 7s team do not lift its game and successfully defend its Canada title, we can kiss winning this 2018/19 HSBC world Sevens Series goodbye!

Five tournaments have been played and five remain and when we compare the points gained in 2018 to our current 2019 one, I say our boys can still do it, if they win all the remaining tournaments!

This time last year the points table were as follows: 1. South Africa 92, 2. New Zealand 82, 3. Fiji 79, 4. Australia 72, 5. USA 58 and 6. England 57.

Fiji won the next four tournaments but goofed up in Paris and thereby allowing South Africa to win the series by 182 points to Fiji’s 180.

That two points heartache set the game plan for this current series, to start on a high and remain consistent throughout. Sadly it seems the USA 7s team is doing just that, followed by New Zealand; while our boys started well but lack consistency.

This is reflected in the current points standing: 1. USA 98, 2. New Zealand 93, 3. Fiji 84, 4. England 68, 5. South Africa 67 and 6. Australia 57.

This time last year our boys were sitting on third with 79 points and they made a comeback by winning four titles in a row but slipped in Paris.

Our Fiji Airways 7s team have an important decision to make and that is to seriously remind themselves of their shortfall in the last series, their gameplan for this series and decide if they are still hungry enough to pursue the victory they wanted last year?

You can do it, Go Fiji go!

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