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BTL: 6th June, 2019

It is good to see that those incharge took heed of the pleas from people, especially the ratepayers, to look at the condition of the public convenience.
06 Jun 2019 12:44
BTL: 6th June, 2019

CONVENIENT CONVENIENCE

Following complaints from the public early this year, this newspaper had highlighted the condition of the public convenience at Valelevu in Nasinu.

Yesterday, BTL witnessed workers busy at work extending the Valelevu public convenience.

It is good to see that those incharge took heed of the pleas from people, especially the ratepayers, to look at the condition of the public convenience.

The public will surely now have a better public convenience in Valelevu for their use.

SAFE PLAY

A team from BTL visited three children’s parks in Suva yesterday and found something common at all.

To name a few, the slides, swings and jungle gym at the parks were in a rusty condition and therefore risky to children playing there.

Some equipment at the parks were either damaged, rusted or broken with sharp edges of steel that can endanger children’s lives.

BTL believes that no maintenance has been done at these parks for quite some time now.

It would surely be of concern to parents if they have a closer look at the playing equipment their children use on a daily basis.

Probably it is time for the respective authorities to look into this as it is still not too late to prevent any mishap from happening.

BANK WITH WHICH BANK?

It has been brought to the attention of BTL that some people cannot open bank accounts at a certain bank.

This is especially for people who are self-employed or are subsistence crop farmers.

Recently, some villagers arrived in Suva City to open a new bank account but they were given the runaround by the bank.

They were told that they have to be in full-time employment and have letters from their employer in order to open new accounts.

Exhausted, they went to another bank to try their luck and lo and behold, they were able to open new bank accounts.

Without providing any job letters or proving that they were in full-time employment, they walked out of this particular bank smiling.

BTL has been reliably informed that they now have a place where they can put their money in to save for the future and for their children.

However, what BTL cannot understand is why one bank had different rules.

Maybe the respective authorities should look into the issue of requirements for opening a new bank account.

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