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Letters To The Editor, 15th April 2019

Athletics, safety and temptation Floyd Robinson, Toorak Walking through Damodar City the other day I noticed a number of athletes making their way to the National Stadium, but was a
16 Apr 2019 14:03
Letters To The Editor, 15th April 2019

Athletics, safety and temptation

Floyd Robinson, Toorak

Walking through Damodar City the other day I noticed a number of athletes making their way to the National Stadium, but was a little stunned when I saw one of them casu­ally holding a Javelin.

Without covering the pointed tip which is sharp, this is a weapon which could have eas­ily injured adults or children passing by.

One hopes that teachers will exercise more caution by giving their student proper safety advice as well as athletes being more careful as one accident can cause a life long injury to an innocent person.

Meanwhile, as I moved further along Da­modar City, I passed by a crowd of students who were boasting about a punch-up with students of another secondary school.

One taxi driver told me that it’s normal for some students to party after the Fiji finals with some resorting to the nearby bushes to express their feelings for each other.

Oilei that time of the year again when many students converge in Suva.

Peer pressure and temptation is at its peak. May students enjoy the games, but exercise responsibility afterwards. Some parents and guardians will be monitoring their chil­dren’s movement after hours starting tomor­row

Human Rights

Ronnie Chang, Nadi

The sanctity and reverence of GOD’s 10 commandments are being very sorely and aggressively “tested” – all in the name of hu­man rights and discriminatory outbursts.

We are all being respectfully and patiently reminded that GOD always loves every sin­ner, me included, but hates the sins we com­mit. Repent, while time permits.

Tomorrow, may be the last day in our hu­man lives. It might be a little too late, then.

On the face of our earthly pilgrimmage home please always know, as Holy Scripture aptly teaches us, “Let he who is without sin; Caste that first proverbial stone.”

“Thou shalt not test the LORD your GOD.”

Bus Firms

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

It is a well known and obvious fact that bus operators and owners are some of the wealthiest people around.

On one end we see them taking complete advantage of the high returns they receive from running bus operations while on the other we see them struggling to pay for fuel and wages?

It is about time they are put on notice by Land Transport Authority (LTA) and all thanks to chief executive officer Samuel Simpson for doing so.

It’s time to shape up and provide higher standard service or ship out and give oth­ers the opportunity to provide the service that LTA and users require. For far too long have the bus travelling public been taken on a rough ride by these foxy operators!

Rabuka not answer

Jan Nissar, Carlton NSW 2218

I spent all of March in Fiji. Speaking to the people during that month, there appears to be general discontent about cost of living. People also have concerns about the corrup­tion, housing affordability, wage rates, pov­erty, youth unemployment and the like – not to mention the termites in Lautoka.

These issues are not unique to Fiji.

The most developed of countries have these issues. Fiji is not special in that sense. When asked if they did not have confidence in the FijiFirst Government solving these issues, did they think Rabuka could, there was si­lence and a realisation about the alternative. Many said “…but Rabuka has apologised”. What a decades-old apology by a has been has to do with fixing Fiji’s problems is some­thing to ponder.

It appears the people of Fiji are waiting for a knight in shining armour to come and save them. Let me assure them, that knight is not Rabuka, nor is it Jesus Christ.

Fiji’s problems can only be solved by the people of Fiji.

May I suggest that you start by cleaning the litter around Fiji. As a second measure, may I suggest you stop reading and participating in the rubbish of social media.

As an outsider and one who has Fiji’s inter­ests at heart I don’t mean to be condescend­ing, but one must start somewhere.

 

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