Letters: 13th March, 2019

Whatever we failed in in this leg should be a lesson for the Hong Kong and Singapore leg.
13 Mar 2019 15:36
Letters: 13th March, 2019

Botanical Gardens

Joanne Baleinaivalu, Lautoka

Being a concerned citizen, it is reassuring to hear what our Prime Minister revealed during the iTaukei Talkback Show on Sunday (17/02) regarding the issue raised of giving the piece of land from Thurston Gardens to the government of India to build their high commission.

Mr Bainimarama stated that the giving this land to the government of India was a form of repayment for what took place in 2014 in complying with our Fijian Ambassador to India’s request for a piece of land to build our high commission.

Doing this is also a form of repayment, but also a sense of strengthening ties with India.

However, people are complaining about this issue, specifically why give our land because it holds a historical scene of the garden.

I partly agree in the sense that it, is some kind of precious place to senior citizens. But on the other hand, think about it this particular part of the gardens has been left idle for the past few years.

Moreover, I also agree in the sense that it is making smoother relationships between Fijians and the country of India, in the sense that most of our hospital patients are being taken to India for surgical reasons because of that country’s advanced technology, likewise for scholarship purposes.

At the end of the day whether you agree or disagree with the Government’s decision it is the Government who will make decisions not only to benefit them, but also for the betterment of the country.
Speak Up

Mannishka Lal, Suva

I believe in respect towards women and children.

In today’s time, sexual assault towards the young is increasing.

The related authorities are doing their level best to address this issue.

It’s about time that our society wakes up and speaks up.

Lack of moral values among the elder generation is the problem.

It is them who need to be educated on this matter more.

Humanity is draining out.

Our children are no longer safe on the roads and at home. Implementation of harsh punishment for perpetrators will reduce this issue.

A concerted effort is needed by the society, media, related authorities and the ministers themselves. Now is the time to step up and speak up. Let’s build a safer community for our children.
Lost, but not out

Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu

Fiji improved standing wise, but game wise needs to regroup and open up play more.

We lost the game in one of our favourite grounds and let down our fans in Vancouver.

We did not win in this leg, lost our captain on the last day, lots of new blood in the team, injury took its toll and discipline needs to be looked at seriously.

All players did their part, but we still lack  the finishing.

Naduva spent more time running away from the defence then to the tryline. Fatigue was noticed after a try or hard work on defence.

Whatever we failed in in this leg should be a lesson for the Hong Kong and Singapore leg.

With Hong Kong being the Mecca of 7s plus a more vocal crowd and with every team wanting victory in Hong Kong should not worry Fiji in any way.

Vinaka boys, we are all behind you and keep up with the pace you should be victorious in the next leg.


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