Between the Lines

BTL: 18th March, 2019

BTL says we need to keep developing our road infrastructure to cope with the added pressure.
18 Mar 2019 12:37
BTL: 18th March, 2019

Traffic debate

Two workers stuck in a traffic jam got into a debate about the cause of slow traffic.

One said: “There are too many cars and the roads can’t cope. We should limit the cars coming into the country.”

His colleague said: “We can’t do that because there is a demand. It’s a good sign because it means people have more money in their pockets. It means the economy is growing.”

BTL says we need to keep developing our road infrastructure to cope with the added pressure.
Focus on Budget
One organisation that is hoping to get a favourable mention in the June National Budget is the University of the Fiji.

It is hoping to get a grant. There is desperate work going on to clean up all the governance issues that have been outstanding. One is the student fee arrears that amounts to a substantial sum.

The university and the students association appear to have struck a deal to clear the arrears. That’s why things may have gone quiet on the campus after the noise the students made recently.
Plastic ban?
Raising the cost of plastic bags at supermarkets seems to have not deterred shoppers from using them.

It appears old habits die hard.

BTL  thinks the best way to arrive at a plastic-free community is to ban all plastics.

If that is not possible then we have to seriously look at recycling old plastics so that that they don’t end up in the dumps or in the sea.
OMRS scrutiny

Teachers from a church’s schools were meeting for two days to discuss the Open Merit Recruitment System (OMRS) in Suva.

BTL is wondering whether the Ministry of Education was invited to the meeting to give the teachers a fair assessment given the fact that the church preferred head teachers from the same faith leading its schools.

It is not surprising if the teachers’ unions were also invited. The unions have been supporting  the teachers.

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