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Letters: 12th March, 2019

I know we already have our own king of the Sevens and no one is going to take that crown off our little master Sir Serevi.
12 Mar 2019 11:44
Letters: 12th March, 2019

7s Knight

Steven Singh, Sydney

I know we already have our own king of the Sevens and no one is going to take that crown off our little master Sir Serevi.

But a knight is on the rise and he is worthy of a new crown, this little general always plays superbly and his selflessness speaks volumes of the man he is.

Arise Sir Jerry Tuwai.

 

Director Museum

Tukai lagonilakeba, Namaka, Nadi

All of a sudden Sipiriano Nemani has gone quiet and so is Niko Nawaikula who had used the director Fiji Museum to promote further his ill-conceived political agenda relevant to the Land at Thurston Gardens, but the truth is the plot of land in question is leased by government and it can do whatever it wishes.

I have been a family member of the Mataqali Vatuwaqa and Tuirara from the early 1960s when the land at Naidere was given to my Family by the two Mataqali’s which is now known as Nadonumai.

I was happy to have caught up with both the Turaga ni Mataqali at the Holiday Inn last Friday for a family meet and to discuss further their land issues at Flagstaff and the Suva peninsular.

Intermarriages have been part of our evolution and is very intact so it makes it my business to assist my fellow family members on matters pertaining to both their Mataqali land use but I do not know what Joji Toroni- bau’s issue is.

Lesson learnt by Sipiriano, you never bite the hands that feeds you specifically if you are a Public Servant and at the same time keep your political affiliation under wraps at all times.

 

Municipal Councils

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu
The Government is very clear with its plans

to do away with the old system and instead have teams of special administrators to manage our cities and towns.

It’s a decision we need to respect and uphold.

It’s not difficult to understand why Government has taken this stance over the old flawed system which easily allows for corrupt and unethical practices.

One simply needs to look back over time at those who were involved in our city and town councils to realise that the majority of them were in it for themselves and their own crook- ed motives.

It’s about time the system is changed to one that allows no space for corruption and imbalance!

We cannot conclude whether this new system will work or not, but there is one thing for sure, and that is we need a much more productive, visionary, and efficient system to replace the old one.

Again I say, growth means change and change involves risks, as we step from the known into the unknown!

We need to start responding positively to the many new changes taking place as it can only be a good thing!

 

Council Deals

Sukha Singh, Labasa
Could the New Minister for town and city

councils find out from the Labasa town council why they gave away a $500,000 swimming pool to a businessman on a very low rental and for a very long time .

I would also like to know how the council lost their lease on the Jaycees park .

The Government brought in Special Administrators for the good of the ratepayers and the council .I hope someone can give me the Minister’s email address so I can send my complaints and suggestions directly to her .

 

Destination Title

Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu
Fiji is becoming a preferred destination of

International Cruise ships , specially for vessels making their inaugural voyages here.

With the MSC Magnifica sailing to the Fiji waters for the first time with the first stop in Suva and then Lautoka on the second day and with passengers over 2,000 and crew mem- bers of 950 Fiji should be prepared to host the best possible way we could.

A vital contribution to our economic growth is the increasing number of cruise ships visiting our shores.

 

7s Progress

Amrit Singh, Nausori
Failing to defend the Canada 7s title in Vancouver and getting hammered by South Africa in the semifinals was a lesson for the Fiji Sevens team. It is quite obvious that the team lacked fitness or did not recover well.

They looked tired. Other teams looked well drilled for the two legs of sevens but Fiji looked tired. Injury is an obvious concern but some players do not deserve to wear the jersey.

The scoreline, 31-12, looked like a mismatch. Some players should not play again for the sevens team. They seemed to always give away penalties. So many high tackles were conceded.

New players need to be brought in for the Asian leg.

We can now kiss the series good bye. Baber may needs to go.

His tactics and training methods lack innovation. I hope we bounce back in the Asian leg.

 

My Reasons to Be Thankful

Arvind Mani, Nadi
Today, I’m aware of the fact that life is bet-

ter than I deserve, which is saying something these days.

The world is full of pain and suffering, hardship and turmoil, disappointment and regret.

So, the fact that I can be thankful and mean it is, in its own way, a small miracle.

I’m learning there is a responsibility that comes with privilege. That I am blessed to bless. Gifted to give. I am not lucky, fortunate, or merely disciplined; I am expected to do something with the grace I’ve been given. And so are you.

When I was younger, I didn’t understand gratitude. In a universe that seemed to hurt for no reason, giving thanks felt disingenuous. Living in a world where children die of hunger every day, it just didn’t make sense. But now I understand. Being grateful is a choice. Here a free gift to show my gratitude So today, I chose to make a list. The gratitude list. Gratitude is not my natural disposition, so this took some time and effort.

It was a discipline to remind myself of the many reasons I have to be grateful. But it was an exercise well worth the discomfort.

Here’s my challenge to you: Take some time today, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, to come up with a gratitude list.

If it doesn’t come naturally, don’t let that stop you from still giving thanks.

There is still much to be thankful for, if we only have eyes to see.

And in case you were wondering, here are my nine reasons to give thanks today:

1. Your parents – for giving birth to you. Because if there is no them, there will not be you.

2. Your family – for being your closest kin in the world.

3. Your friends – for being your companions in life.

4. Your good health – for enabling you to do what you want to do and for what you’re about to do in the future.

5. Happiness – for you to soak in the beauty of life.

6. Your mistakes – for helping you to improve and become better.

7. Love – for letting you feel what it means to truly be alive.

8. Your home – for a place you can call home.

9. Life – for giving you the chance to experience all that you’re experiencing, and will be experiencing in time to come.

10. And last, but not the least, you the reader who I have the chance to share this with.

 

Accounting Job

Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu

Most of the jobs required nowadays are accountants , this is very evident in the job section in our daily newspapers.

This shows the lack of people in this field or school children are not interested in subjects that are in line with accounting.

This is the moment that the goals of some children are to take up accounting because there is light at the end of the tunnel.

It may be boring at the start but should be interesting at the end.

This white collar job seems to land a lot of people in committing fraud but it solely depends on the person if you are honest than it’s not a problem at all.

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