Letters: 19th March, 2019

I find this Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure flawed and inconsistent!
19 Mar 2019 16:26
Letters: 19th March, 2019

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

If we were to conduct EIAs in a stringent and meticulous manner in order to achieve its true purpose, then we need to be assessing everything and anything we do that interrupts nature.

Every home, every business, every person, and every task we do need to be assessed! We, collectively, as a people and a nation are the number one destroyers of our environment.

We are the greatest hypocrites and our own worst enemies!

Let’s conduct EIAs on ourselves first!


Always be the Student
Spencer Robinson, Suva

One of the ways to transform into a better person in life is to humble yourself, share your knowledge and skills while at the same time we are learning from others.

Remember we do not know everything be it at home, school or work.

It makes sense after all why the world is so unique in its amazing diversity.

To succeed we need to learn from each other.

I believe if we are to be innovative, we need the right people to motivate us even if it means learning the hard way.

Sandra Bullock once said “always choose people that are better than you. Always choose people that challenge you and are smarter than you. Always be the student.”


Roads and Drainage
Rishant Nickil Prasad, Vuci Road

It is very sad to know that Nausori is one of the flood-prone areas, especially Vuci Road. Vuci South is a road that frequently gets affected by rain.

It is always flooded during adverse weather. Despite, some initiative provided by the Government, the drainage problem has not been solved.

If we take an example of poor road and drainage then Millennium Subdivision Road is a road that also gets affected by floods in Nausori.

The drainage is not proper despite the roads being under the jurisdiction of the town council.

People going to work and students going to school face multiple challenges to get to where they are going.

Most of the land is flooded and on some occasions the flood waters enter homes.

A problem that is affecting school students is that during weekdays, in the mornings, the bus drivers do not show any sympathy to stop on Vuci Road and take passengers to town.

Because of this, students are often late to school.

I hope that action will be taken to solve the problem.

Land handover
Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

I refer to Ro Filipe Tuisawau’s letter on the above topic printed in this newspaper on FS 17/3.

Such buybacks should apply to all land as long as the original owners have money to buy it, whether the deal was dubious or not.

At least land is returned to the original owners, but we must do it to all. Fairness is the name of the game.

Feedback: jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

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