The Fiji Instances » Letters to the Editor – Monday, June 6, 2022


Victorious Nadi group

Now that the celebrated Holy Grail of Fiji rugby has been efficiently claimed by Jetset Jacks Nadi, the true exhausting job begins.

The lads from the Capital Metropolis Suva can be motivated and decided to wrest this silverware from the brand new champion, Nadi’s first defence.

The complete vanua of Nadi must be firmly united and rally behind the brand new holders.

The brand new champions undoubtedly want each help attainable.

Our chiefs and their individuals ought to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our victorious group, every day going ahead, for my part.

The brand new champs must correctly feed every day… physique, well being, religious and thoughts.

The vanua should present healthful meals and refreshments in step with correct {and professional} dietary necessities.

Physios play an important position.

First help is equally necessary.

Medical help is paramount.

The massive process has simply begun.

Sa vina du va levu vo mutou na leda saravou ena waqe qaqa i na rara i Ratu Cakobau Park i Nausori.

Me lemutou vali na Kalougata ena sotasota di warakinia.

Toso Nadi, toso.

Ronnie Chang, Martintar, Nadi

Jetsetters dethrone highlanders!

Recollections of the enjoying days of the likes of Senivalati Laulau, Manasa Qoro, Esala Labalaba, Peceli Gale, Ilami Lutumailagi, Savenaca Aria, Asaeli Hughes, Ilaitia Savai and Opeti Turuva, got here to the fore as Nadi dethroned Naitasiri as holders of the Inkk Farebrother Sulivan Trophy.

The jetsetters clinched the trophy after beating the highlanders 14-12.

The boot of Tevita Mociu proved important as he booted the jetsetters to victory.

The final battle between the edges noticed Nadi taking out the match in a detailed contest 32-31.

The sin binning of Naitasiri prop Inoke Ravuiwasa proved vital as Nadi transformed a penalty and scored a attempt.

Trailing Nadi 8-0, Naitasiri needed to dig deep and their constructive perspective resulted in tries to Jone Naqiri and Kini Douglas.

Naitasiri had the higher hand 12-8.

Nevertheless, Mociu kicked two penalties at hand Nadi the celebrated title, which they may defend in opposition to Suva, which went right down to Rewa 24-21.

I used to be completely happy that the Stallions managed to beat Namosi 29-3.

I additionally congratulate Tailevu for beating Northland 30-21!

Rajnesh Ishwar Lingam, Nadawa, Nasinu


I thank Mr Nacuva for his contribution (04/06) and I do share the identical sentiments.

Nevertheless, what’s worrying proper now’s, if consciousness has been carried out in our villages and communities to get all eligible Fijian voters to vote within the upcoming basic election.

The Fijian Elections Workplace has been actively conducting its consciousness applications on the election procedures and processes.

What concerning the significance of getting our individuals to take part on this course of?

Has any organisation carried out consciousness classes in villages and communities on the necessity to get our individuals to know which social gathering to help, not to mention which candidate to vote for?

Has any organisation educated susceptible members of our group on the necessity to rigorously and vigilantly monitor political events, their manifesto, who their candidates are and which constituency they symbolize?

With the final election sure to happen anytime quickly, it’s essential that we get this train executed as quickly as attainable.

Fulori Turaga, Nadi

Lives misplaced

Final week, we learn and heard of some murders that occurred domestically.

It was so unhappy and disheartening to know that harmless lives are misplaced in such method.

Firstly, the 17-year-old pupil was allegedly murdered.

Then got here the information of a physique discovered on the Rewa River and now the physique present in a farm in Vanua Levu.

What is occurring, Fiji?

Violence isn’t the reply.

Everybody has issues in life and there are correct avenues and means to unravel points.

Killing somebody doesn’t clear up something.

I imagine that every one scriptures on this world regard homicide as the best diploma sin.

Perhaps our legal guidelines on this regard wants reviewing and amending.

Harsher punishments ought to be awarded to murderers a lot to discourage anybody else who might ever resolve to commit this heinous crime in future.


‘Plant rice’

The Fiji Instances editorial feedback by Fred Wesley (FT 3/6) that it’s time for us to be a bit extra versatile and lengthen our arms previous tourism and the sugar business ought to be welcome information for many who don’t really feel assured to proceed making a dwelling from these industries.

It’s encouraging to see the image of agriculture officers in ongoing analysis on rice planting (FT 3/6).

As agriculture is the spine of the nation, each effort ought to be taken by all involved in direction of selling using land appropriately with trendy strategy.

This can even assist us struggle inflation in disaster and international warming in direction of meals safety.

Let’s all not overlook that cultivation of land is essentially the most economical development for our nation.

“Speak doesn’t prepare dinner rice” – Chinese language proverb.

Tahir Ali, Hamilton, New Zealand


I see Simon Hazelman continues to be at it making an attempt to defend the established order in Fiji politics (FT 2/6).

In America the individuals needed change so after president Trump’s one four-year time period in workplace they changed him with President Biden.

Equally in Australia PM Scott Morrison’s one time period as PM got here to an finish when Australians voted for change and elected Anthony Albanese.

Not like their predecessors the brand new leaders in each the nations have pledged to place local weather change proper on prime of their authorities agenda.

This refocused precedence on local weather change will profit susceptible Pacific island nations together with Fiji.

Now why shouldn’t the individuals of Fiji benefit from political change, if that’s what they want?

Simon ought to maintain an open thoughts about political change.

It’s an integral a part of the democratic system of governance.

With out it democracy is vulnerable to degenerating right into a dictatorship as we now have seen occurring in African and Arab nations.

We don’t need that, will we Simon?

Rajend Naidu, Sydney, Australia

Ticket gross sales

We had been properly knowledgeable about ticket gross sales regarding the 2 Fijian Drua matches which had been performed in Fiji.

I feel they had been each sellouts.

Now that the primary native soccer event for 2022 is over, I ponder if there can be a launch about how ticket gross sales had been like over three weekends.

Mohammed Imraz Janif, Natabua, Lautoka

Males’s disaster

What about an concept of a males’s disaster centre?

For my part, on this world of competing rights and the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating males’s challenges and issues, a males’s disaster centre can be superb.

We’ve got lengthy heard expressions corresponding to patriarchal system, male dominance and plenty of others pertaining to male supremacy.

Little doubt, there are elementary modifications in the way in which society operates now.

Identical to they at all times say, unprecedented scenario calls for unprecedented measures.

Pranil Ram, Votualevu, Nadi


It seems to me {that a} portion of this column is popping right into a battleground between FFP and PA/NFP supporters.

This in some unusual method jogs my memory of a sport referred to as pen struggle.

Mohammed Imraz Janif, Natabua, Lautoka

Cease violence

DV, it ends with me.

Cease violence in opposition to ladies and ladies.

My one sentence easy consciousness marketing campaign.

Jioji M Cakacaka, Tadra- Votualevu, Nadi

Excessive prices

I learn with curiosity Tarun Tikaram’s view (FT/5/6) relating to the lack of the FijiFirst Authorities to regulate excessive price of dwelling due to exterior elements and the lack of the FF Authorities to regulate freight and gasoline prices.

I imagine there are various methods to mitigate excessive price of dwelling with none grocery store working bankrupt.

The issue is Authorities not in search of assist the place their functionality is proscribed.

The menace to the nation is FF taking it deeper into debt.

How Tarun and Simon can’t see that’s trigger for fear.

Dan Urai, Lautoka

Submit elections

What can be the underlying purpose, for a publish – election coalition?

Is it to learn most people, or simply the political events?

Are coalitions higher earlier than the election turns into the inevitable query.

The prevailing political scenario, performs a big half within the ultimate dedication.

Edward Blakelock, Admiral Circle, Pacific Harbour

Can not idiot all

The response of a number of letter writers (FT 4/6) to PM Bainimarama’s declare that his Authorities has finest managed the economic system in contrast with all previous governments, jogs my memory of the well-known Abraham Lincoln quote: “You possibly can idiot a number of the individuals on a regular basis, and the entire individuals a number of the time, however you can’t idiot the entire individuals the entire time”.

Rajend Naidu, Sydney, Australia

Energy hungry

Simon Hazelman says that energy hungry individuals will do something to get into energy.

I imagine all those that are in politics, need to win and successful means to routinely be in energy.

So, does he imply the identical for FijiFirst?

Each one who joins any race, would at all times count on to win.

Does it imply they’re energy hungry?

He additional goes on to say that Professor Biman Prasad is aware of he can’t develop into the prime minister so he doesn’t have a alternative.


Understanding that he can’t be in the primary entrance but continues the struggle, makes him and Mr Rabuka energy hungry solely as a result of he’s not Mr Hazelman’s alternative like some others.

As for the modifications which can be being questioned by him about how the nation will prosper ought to NFP /The Individuals’s Alliance come into energy is one thing that he ought to have identified by now by observing the current Authorities, how wonders work with energy.

Besides the definition of “wonders” might be totally different for various events.

Most are prepared for a change which is clear.

There’s nothing about underestimating the ruling social gathering who regardless of having this large debt, proceed to struggle for energy.

So who’s actual energy hungry?

Now who’s kidding who?

I want you good well being Mr Hazelman.

Kirti Patel, Lautoka

Dangerous apply

Followers of high-quality soccer know concerning the unforgettable matches between Germany and Italy.

On Sunday morning there was alternative to see the 2 groups enjoying within the European Nations League.

Sky Pacific had included the match in its program scheduled to start out broadcast at 6.30am.

The whole lot went properly till quickly after half-time the published stopped, and Tremendous Rugby Brumbies in opposition to Hurricanes was proven.

Not too dangerous, however really I didn’t rise up on a Sunday at 6am to see a rugby match which I noticed the evening earlier than.

I needed to see the soccer match, from begin till the ultimate whistle.

No person, additionally not Sky Pacific help workers might inform me, why the published of the soccer match ended abruptly and prematurely.

This was not the primary time.

I bear in mind an event when broadcast stopped in the midst of a penalty shootout, when everyone was excited to be taught the result of a ultimate, just some minutes away.

At the least I count on to be taught concerning the purpose the match ended so indelicately.

I missed each objectives, however I learnt how disorganised Sky Pacific might be.

It took ages earlier than I might communicate with somebody on the helpline.

Perhaps I used to be not the one one who felt that what occurred was extraordinarily dangerous apply.

Effectively, I hope that Sky Pacific takes my letter as stimulation to tell me and others of the rationale.

Eberhard H. Weber, PhD, Suva

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