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Letters: 27th May, 2019

Advisory on thieves Simon Hazelman, Savusavu The New Zealand Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is advising New Zealanders in Fiji or visiting Fiji to be aware of increasing thefts
27 May 2019 13:03
Letters: 27th May, 2019

Advisory on thieves

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

The New Zealand Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is advising New Zealanders in Fiji or visiting Fiji to be aware of increasing thefts and assault on tourists in Suva.

The notice states that theft and assault have been reported by locals and tourists alike, with most occurring at night and in urban areas.

Tourism Fiji has been holding the Fijian Tourism Expo (FTE) at the Denarau Island Convention Centre at Sheraton Fiji Resort in Nadi to promote and showcase the great diversity and quality of tourism products in Fiji.

So here we are investing huge resources to try and encourage and increase tourist arrivals and on the other hand we are letting thieves do their business to steal from these visitors?

So much emphasis and resources given towards fighting a losing marijuana battle and little to nothing towards fighting against thieves. I have a simple message to Government and it comes from close to three decades of experience in the tourism industry.

Throughout my career going back to the very early 1980s I was approached and asked by hundreds, if not thousands, of tourists to our shores on how they can get hold of some marijuana for recreational use.

One only needs to research countries that have decriminalised marijuana to see the boost in tourist arrivals to understand what I’m talking about.

Throughout my career I’ve had to deal with complaints of theft at every property I worked at and also outside of the property mainly in urban centres.

So, in retrospect, it would therefore make total sense that we focus our resources more towards fighting and tackling the thieving problems that is so prevalent throughout the nation.

For the sake of tourism growth, we really need to get our priorities right!

Monasavu hydro

Sukha Singh, Labasa

Would it be possible for Hasmukh Patel to let us know the actual generating capacity of the Wailoa Power Station?

I think after a few years the rated capacity of all generating sets are decreased to make them last longer.

With diesel sets derating this increases the diesel consumption, thereby increasing the generation costs.

I just like to know if any of the generators at Wailoa Hydro station have been replaced.

I remember the-then FEA replacing some transformers once.

Girmit Museum

Ronnie Chang, Nadi

Fiji is already graced with a Girmit Centre in Sugar City, Lautoka.

It would make much economic sense to extend this facility to Fiji’s first Girmit Museum, closest to the country’s largest fully operational sugar mill.
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