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Letters: 19th June, 2019

The ruling FijiFirst Party are always seen to be optimistic and positive moving forward while the opposition on the other hand are always despondent and full of pessimism in their endeavour to change the status quo!
19 Jun 2019 15:46
Letters: 19th June, 2019

Boom and Doom

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

The ruling FijiFirst Party says we’re going through an economic boom, a period of great prosperity and rapid economic growth and the opposition party is saying that we’re going through an economic doom, in that our economy is headed for failure!

The ruling FijiFirst Party are always seen to be optimistic and positive moving forward while the opposition on the other hand are always despondent and full of pessimism in their endeavour to change the status quo!

While these so-called leaders, all of whom we put into Parliament, go about their booming and dooming and arguing about what’s right and wrong for us, our daily lives continue on as it normally does!

These Parliament sessions are nothing more than an avenue that’s creating intolerance and instability.

The more we get to watch these proceedings the more we get to realise that what really is going on is the fight for political power, rather than a fight for the interests of the people.

We don’t want to hear doom and gloom but projections of positivity and messages of hope!

The English novelist, journalist and critic, George Orwell, summed it all up in one sentence when he said “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.”

That, people, is the doom we’re really facing!

 

Progressive Budget

ET Smith, Auckland

This new National Budget is a prudent and progressive Budget.

While expenditure has been cut by $1 billion it is amazing that the Government is still able to retain its social policy initiatives.

I am particularly impressed by the benefits for mothers of new-born babies, the extra maternity leave, the paternity leave and the Family Care leave.

This is the best time for families with children. The free school fees and free school bus fares and free textbooks.

There are so many benefits out there for the ordinary people.

 

Peacekeeping

Tomasi Boginiso, Nasinu

Knowing SSP Malakai Kivarua as a friend I knew he would go a long way. Congratulations SSP Malakai Kivarua for being appointed contingent commander in Yemen peacekeeping assignment. This is after he was appointed the contingent commander to lead a FPF contingent to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in November last year.

Originally from Lomainasau Tokatoka Tailevu , I thank the wife and children for their support at all time . Vinaka Vakalevu Mala.

 

EFL shares

Amrit Singh, Bau Road

Those who applied for shares and are on domestic subsidy tariff received 6 cents per share. Which means 15 dollars was paid to a 250 non-voting shareholder and 9 dollars to domestic no subsidy user.

Now if 80 thousand people received 15 dollars, then EFL would have paid around a million dollars in dividends to non-voting shares. Giving 15 dollars and saying we are giving you shares for one financial year after you make $115 million worth of profits? At least 150 dollars would have been some money or 50 dollars for some people.

Fifteen dollars, really? You could have set up a Christmas tent near My Suva Park and give 15 dollars to everyone who came there rather than putting people through this kind of hustle to even apply for shares.

Remember, not all will buy shares.

Not everyone wants to buy shares because not everyone in Fiji have large chunks of money.

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