Between the Lines

Between The Lines (15/12/19)

There is a hunt in the medical fraternity to find out who is the doctor that featured in the BTL yesterday.
15 Dec 2019 11:13
Between The Lines (15/12/19)


A Fijian player was yesterday given a yellow card (two minutes in the sin bin) during the World Schools 7s rugby tournament in Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand. It is believed this is the first time that someone has been penalised for not wearing a mouthguard. It’s a wakeup call for rugby players.


When the Laisenia Qarase-led government endorsed the construction of the Great Council of Chiefs (GCC) complex in Nasova (now burnt), Vale ni Bose, a then veteran politician had other ideas about it. Former Alliance government minister and an ex-Speaker of Parliament, the late Militoni Leweniqila, labelled the move as a waste of taxpayers’ funds. He said the GCC building would be used probably three to five times a year and be left idle most of the time. Mr Leweniqila proposed that the funds could be directed to the construction of a 10 or 20- storey building right in the heart of Suva City and to be known as the Bose Levu Vakaturaga’s (BLV) Tower.

He proposed the complex would have a hotel, shopping mall, restaurants, coffee shops and office spaces. He indicated that right at the top of the Tower should be a conference room where the chiefs meet and should be the pride of every Fijian. Mr Leweniqila said the income generated from the Tower should finance the activities of the GCC and the rest to be equally distributed to the 14 provinces for development purposes. In hindsight, there was merit in his proposal.


While the National Fire Authority and the Police continue their investigations, speculations on the cause of the Vale ni Bose fire continue. Some, with political motives, link the fire to the scrapping of the Great Council of Chiefs (Bose Levu Vakaturaga). The complex was built for the council to hold meetings. BTL again appeals to people to wait for the investigations to finish.


There is a hunt in the medical fraternity to find out who is the doctor that featured in the BTL yesterday. The doctor is alleged to have been seeing one of his female patients at odd hours, sparking rumours of an alleged sexual liaison going on.


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