Between the Lines

BTL: 16th July, 2019

They say the office has been told to replace the name Trade Mission of the Republic of China (Taiwan) with Taipei Trade Office in Fiji.
16 Jul 2019 13:14
BTL: 16th July, 2019

New name for Taiwan

That’s grumbling you hear coming from up Taiwan way.

News reports from there tell of  much unhappiness over a new designation of the Taiwanese office here in Suva.

They say the office has been told to replace the name Trade Mission of the Republic of China (Taiwan) with Taipei Trade Office in Fiji.

This country, of course, has like most of the world long recognised the government of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing.

China regards the offshore islands of Taiwan, capital Taipei, as a renegade province.


Land Transport Authority and Fiji Police Force personnel are again parking their vehicles at bus stops along the clearway in Rewa Street, Suva.

An LTA vehicle was parked near Flagstaff on Thursday and the following day it was a Police vehicle just after the Nailuva Road junction.

The purpose of the clearway is to allow for the free flow of traffic.

Perhaps enforcement agencies should consider parking their vehicles on side streets and not obstruct clearways.


There seems to be stiff competition between the University of the South Pacific and Fiji National University as both have planned to have their open day in Labasa back to back.

FNU is having its event on July 18 and 19 while USP will have its Open Day on July 26.

Competition is healthy and it will be the students of the Northern Division who will benefit because they will be given wider choices.

So the onus now is on students to make use of the events, which are scheduled to be held in Labasa.


It is something that is often seen in some towns and cities where differently abled people are made fun of.

A BTL team witnessed a differently abled youth crying in Lautoka City after he was teased by a youngster yesterday afternoon.

Since the differently abled youth could not do anything to the person who teased him, he punched the glass of an electronic shop near him to take out his frustration.

The young man who teased him stood some distance away and laughed at the differently abled man, pretending that nothing happened and everything was okay.

BTL believes that it is high time that people start respecting others in society irrespective of their physical or mental status.

Like it is often said, respect and teaching starts at home.



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