Letters: 10th March, 2019

How are the prisons being managed and what are the conditions like? It would be interesting for the public to get a documen­tary of what it’s like.
10 Mar 2019 19:29
Letters: 10th March, 2019

Our prisons

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

Each and every day we read and hear of people being sent to jail. One wonders if there is anymore space for prisoners to breathe! Surely our prisons must be chocka-blocked by now!

How are the prisons being managed and what are the conditions like? It would be interesting for the public to get a documen­tary of what it’s like.

After all, we, the hard working people of Fiji, bare all the cost of our prison systems and personnel.

This war on drugs and in particular mari­juana cultivators, has landed many young, productive farmers in jail. Their numbers must be huge. Prison statistics over the past 30 years would be an interesting analysis?

The pressing question here is, ‘Are our prisons making offenders worse or better?’


Council Chambers

Abhai Chand, Lautoka

I just saw the article on Lautoka City and their upcoming clean-up campaign next month. Great job administrator.

I also saw the picture of the Council Cham­bers.

Please advise the City Administrator to also focus on cleaning the chambers. It looks so old and disgusting.

I think the building seriously requires to be painted. It seems like the last time it was painted, was some 20 years ago. It’s long overdue now Mr Administrator.

My message to you is. Start cleaning your backyard first before cleaning the yards of others.


Cigarette prices

Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu

Prices of cigarettes are much cheaper in rural shops than the main town centres nowadays.

For what reason, I just cannot work out. With the difference of 50c to a dollar it seems they must be getting profit some how or another.

But to all smokers come June, expect the rise again in cigarette prices, might as well quit while you can still can.


Fish and Labasa

Floyd Robinson, Suva

Having recently purchased fish at the La­basa Market, I was taken by surprise as business has changed. Previously, there was a much wider supply of fish in Labasa, but now this has disappeared.

Then we had huge trucks with freezers buying directly from suppliers and fishers leaving less supply for locals and unfortu­nately locals are having to purchase fish at higher prices.

Times have changed, and one has to be quick to purchase fish or else the commer­cial giants from Suva will take the best.


4 Million Trees

Suhka Singh, Labasa

These trees are being planted all over Fiji by everybody who is interested in this very good project. How do we know how many trees have been planted from the time the planting commenced.

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