The Fiji Occasions » Letters to the Editor – Tuesday, November 22, 2022


Regular provide a giant difficulty

Sharing her experiences with The Fiji Occasions, Fiji Most cancers Society CEO Belinda Chan stated that one of many largest points going through most cancers sufferers in Fiji was entry to a gradual provide of cancer-fighting medication. She added that sufferers, who efficiently sought remedy overseas, confronted points by way of entry to medicine and particular kind of care after they returned residence. She additionally shared that entry to medication was a seasonal difficulty, particularly throughout COVID-19. Offering a gradual perception, Chan stated that there was a have to spend money on continued look after sufferers who had surgical procedures overseas and returned residence. I agree that there’s a want for the continuity of care and a hospice that might serve sufferers who’re in want of correct care. Meals for thought for leaders as our most cancers sufferers want sources, funding, love and care! Rajnesh Ishwar Lingam, Nadawa, Nasinu

Loyal help

Tarun Tikaram’s letter “Whom to help” jogged my memory of our childhood help for the Police soccer group within the Suva membership completion within the Nineteen Sixties. Each Sunday we’d go from Nasova, Nasese to Albert Park to cheer for the Police group (of their vertical black and white striped jerseys) and just about each Sunday they’d lose. However for us it was nonetheless the most effective group on the town! Tikaram apparently feels the identical means about FijiFirst no matter its report. Rajend Naidu Sydney, Australia

Battle for freedom

I’m actually impressed by the statements of the honourable Prime Minister of Britain, Rishi Sunak, who tweeted, “Britain is aware of what it means to battle for freedom”. Nicely, that’s certainly so true Mr Sunak. Britain has been concerned in preventing so many wars just like the American revolution, the Napoleonic wars, and even two of the deadliest wars in historical past (WW I and WW II). To not point out that there are different wars that came about, so in reality, I feel Britain is among the nations that is aware of what preventing for freedom means deep of their hearts. KELEPI DAKUIYACO Waikalou, Serua

That letter

I discuss with the letter by Tarun Tikaram, “234 the easiest way to go. Make no mistake” (FT 19/11). Tarun, the most important mistake got here from an assistant minister from the ruling celebration to vote for candidate 243. I’m certain that even a category one pupil can bear in mind 234. As in your response to Dr Neelesh Gounder (FT20/11), I totally agree with him that we don’t want anymore political instability or some other uncertainty that can impression financial restoration and let the individuals of Fiji determine whether or not the Authorities ought to stay or a brand new administration exchange it. Transferring ahead, two of my favorite candidates have my fortunate quantity seven, 207 and 427, who’re positively contesting on points primarily impacting the grassroots in our society. What say Allen? Lastly, Mr Tikaram, since there isn’t any debate by political celebration leaders, how about you’re taking me on concerning issues of nationwide curiosity whereby I journey from Marine Drive Lautoka to Marine Drive, Lami. Let the Fijian voters train their democratic proper to decide on the candidate of their select. My fortunate seven gifted WOWS Children Fiji $7000 in September, are you able to pitch in with some constructive quantity? Your type deeds shall stay eternally on this materialistic world. Raymond Singh Marine Drive, Lautoka

Mind drain

Final week I attended a personal household gathering which I regarded ahead to as a method of household reunion as a result of it was our first meet up after the pandemic. To my dismay, I didn’t discover most of my cousins and relations there. Once I queried with those who had been current there, I came upon that they’ve not too long ago migrated to both Australia or New Zealand. A few of them had been tradesmen, however the majority had been academics and nurses. This isn’t only a downside for my household. In actuality, the story is widespread. Nearly each household has a member who’s migrating. I feel they’re merely drawn to the nations for the superb healthcare, greater paying jobs, and better instructional requirements for his or her kids. The achieve is for them, however the loss is for Fiji. Prior to now, mind drain damage creating economies like our personal. We make investments within the schooling of our residents, but after they change into specialists of their fields, they go away the nation. There are numerous approaches to unravel this downside. I simply hope that we discover amicable options in retaining our professionals. DINESH KUMAR Ba

Illicit medication

ACCORDING to the Centre for Illness Management 2021 report, Republican Congressman Jake LaTuner whereas interrogating Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas acknowledged that “300 People a day are dying from fentanyl, its equal to an airliner happening day-after-day”. Think about the impression of exhausting medication within the lives of our weak individuals in our island nation if the accountable authority drops their guard on countering native illicit manufacturing and transitional exhausting medication trafficking. Whereas the illicit medication brings hefty returns and are readily accessible out and about, I hope the accountable division will get the required help to maintain the illicit substances at bay. AREKI DAWAI, Suva

Look after aged

HOW about relatively than specializing in the freeway, our Authorities first considers the aged individuals on the Golden Age House in Lautoka? These individuals have been staying collectively at one place for years and now for the renovation to be carried out in that constructing, have to maneuver aside to completely different areas. I’m certain our Authorities can do higher for our senior residents. They deserve the identical care and respect as others. Sixteen years is a very long time and by now loads may have been completed. KIRTI PATEL LAUTOKA

Sick on a aircraft

I took a Fiji Airways flight from Nadi to Melbourne final week. Earlier than even boarding the aircraft a passenger was projectile vomiting and which he continued doing lengthy after the aircraft took off. Whereas I had each sympathy for the passenger, I used to be shocked he was even allowed on the flight. To make issues worse for me was that he sat instantly in entrance of me. Who is aware of what sickness he had and the way it was unfold. It wasn’t till midway into the flight the purser offered him with medicine. Two days later I took a Qantas flight from Sydney to Nadi. Quickly after the aircraft took off I felt a sudden wave of nausea come over me. I rushed to the lavatory on the different finish of the aircraft. I used to be fairly unwell. I used to be made to face within the galley space the place all I wished to do was to decrease my head to my knees to get some oxygen to my mind however was instructed it’s a busy time and there are two meals trolleys within the aisle. I couldn’t assist noticing the 4 oxygen cylinders hanging on the galley bulkhead and started yearning for some. No likelihood. As an alternative, I used to be given orange hydrolyte powder to combine in to water to drink. No guesses the color after I threw-up quickly after consuming it. Meals and beverage companies are discontinued when there’s turbulence however not so for an unwell passenger. Three seats had been cleared for me to put down (in all probability the one three vacant seats because the aircraft was full to the brim) till we arrived. I used to be instructed to remain on board till the well being officers arrive. They didn’t and the cleaners wanted to return on board to scrub and so they had restricted time so as an alternative I used to be instructed to disembark. No help was given to assist me with my baggage whereas I did trace {that a} wheel chair can be good as I used to be feeling too weak to even stroll the space to the exit. Well being officers had been exterior and I used to be taken to isolation the place I could possibly be checked and handled. Each flights had been full and it was a Boeing 737-200 which accommodates round 170 passengers. Ought to we count on higher well being requirements than what I witnessed and remedy than that which I obtained? It makes me sick. Julie Sutherland Tamavua

A numbers recreation

It’s actually a numbers recreation like a recreation of numbers. As an illustration: The variety of the candidate you wish to vote for. The variety of votes that candidate must win a seat. The variety of votes that candidate really receives. The variety of seats in Parliament. The variety of votes a celebration requires to realize a majority in Parliament. The variety of votes a celebration must kind authorities. The variety of members the ruling celebration wants in Parliament throughout voting, to stay as the federal government. The variety of votes the federal government must move a movement in Parliament. The variety of votes required to move a invoice. The variety of votes required to introduce and move a movement of “no confidence”. The variety of votes required to amend the Structure. The variety of votes required in a referendum for any constitutional modification. It’s actually a numbers recreation about numbers! Edward Blakelock Admiral Circle, Pacific Harbour

Council of chiefs

If a referendum was held in Fiji asking Fijians, “Would you prefer to see a return of the Nice Council of Chiefs?” What number of do you suppose will say sure? 50 per cent, 60 per cent or greater than 75 per cent? Colin Deoki Australia

Rally price

I ponder if we’ve got any electoral legal guidelines for political events to reveal the whole price, together with giveaways, along with the supply of funding for his or her political rallies such because the one not too long ago held at Syria Park in Nausori. BHARAT MORRIS Rifle Vary, Vatuwaqa, Suva

Letter author

It appears a letter author from Lami can’t see the injury Bainimarama has completed. Dan Urai Lautoka

Rugby coach

Simply saying, if the nationwide rugby head coach of Fiji had been to be sacked, would anybody count on him to seem as coach of any of the native provincial sides? Mohammed Imraz Janif Natabua, Lautoka

Vote time

An election settles the controversy, delivering a transparent assertion on what, how and by who the populace need governance, in and by their hearts and minds. Vote properly Fiji. Manoj Lal Patel Drasa Avenue, Lautoka

Political debates

Studying The Fiji Occasions each day the opinion column, it looks as if some writers are having extra debate than politicians. Future politicians? Tahir Ali Hamilton, New Zealand Ecuador’s win A day of celebration and promise shortly turned bitter for Qatar within the opening match of the 2022 World Cup as Ecuador cruised to a 2-0 win over the host nation. Enner Valencia scored each targets for Ecuador, whereas goalkeeper Hernan Galindez posted a clear sheet. Qatar didn’t have any pictures on aim in its 5 makes an attempt. The sport started with instant controversy, when Valencia appeared to attain within the third minute on a header. After VAR evaluation, an offside ruling was made and the aim was disallowed. Regardless of that, Ecuador scored twice to win. Which means that Qatar grew to become the primary WC hosts to lose its opener which kicked off amidst stifling warmth and stuttering shows. Qatar faces harder opposition in its remaining video games in opposition to Senegal and Holland. For a month, followers shall be handled to excessive stage soccer! Rajnesh Ishwar Lingam Nadawa, Nasinu

Name for change

Good on you SLR. We certain want a change. Lasarusa Balekana Vesivesi, Kinoya


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