The Fiji TimesLetters to the Editor – Tuesday, January 17, 2023


Reaching higher every day!

Monika Goundar, who graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgical procedure diploma from FNU and whose uplifting and inspiring story was shared by Anish Chand through the Individuals column (FT 16/01), attributed her success to her mom Parmesh Pari who performed a vital function in her upbringing.

Ms Pari single-handedly raised and pushed her daughter Monika to change into the very best model of herself. Monika’s story was stirring as she described how her mom motivated her and her sisters to be their finest, protecting in thoughts their values and morals.

Monika shared the obstacles she went via to realize her success, and her story is ready to inspire our younger ones to work arduous and obtain their dream. She concluded her story with a well-timed message:

“By getting educated, we’re lowering poverty, growing job alternatives and contributing to a peaceable and harmonious nation to dwell in.

“Additionally your well being is wealth. Our youth ought to practise that every day as they’re our future.

“Sustaining an excellent well being standing is essential, whether or not it’s bodily, religious, social or psychological.”

Nice recommendation Monika! Thanks for the story Anish!

Rajnesh Ishwar Lingam, Nadawa, Nasinu

Hooligan behaviour

Whereas out on my typical Saturday afternoon stroll, I couldn’t assist however observe a bunch of kids, barely of their teenagers, creating havoc within the bustling metropolis by demonstrating unruly and disruptive conduct.

Banging and peeping into automobiles parked alongside streets, yelling vulgarities and intentionally bumping into harmless consumers have been among the rebellious actions unveiled by this wannabe “robust squad”.

With glue sniffing mushrooming like a plague right here within the Sugar Metropolis, I’m wondering in the event that they have been both underneath the affect of glue or another humorous substance which compelled them to behave in a fashion wherein they did.

Can there please be an elevated presence of law enforcement officials on beat patrol specifically throughout the busy weekends to confront and curb such avoidable eventualities?

Maybe an excellent quaint buturaki could knock a point of sense into these ruffians.

The magnitude of hooliganism and civil disobedience being witnessed in Lautoka is actually disturbing, please; we don’t need our lovely metropolis to evolve into one other “Raiwaqa or Rawai” of the West.

Nishant Singh Lautoka

No want for limelight

Authorities minister Sakiasi Ditoka mentioned there was no want for all political leaders to be within the limelight to get the work achieved.

That’s so true.

Solely a megalomaniac must always hog the limelight as was the case in Fiji politics till not too long ago when the ruling FijiFirst celebration was in energy.

The folks of Fiji are glad we may have that no extra.

Rajend Naidu Sydney, Australia

In the fitting course

The winds of change has blown via our nation,

blowing the current previous most likely into oblivion.

For some it has triggered consternation.

For others, there might be vindication.

Ultimately, we hope there may be progress and growth

and that every one new and amended laws,

are made by our Parliament,

with applicable and large consultations.

The wind of change hopefully blows in the fitting course, in order to auger nicely for the way forward for our island nation.

Edward Blakelock Pacific Harbour

Work collectively

To all of the elected members of Parliament, we are saying that you just all are leaders in your personal rights.

In contrast to those who couldn’t make it, you get the chance to march on and to show to us that you weren’t there for any private acquire however for the aim of serving the nation and its folks with loyalty and conviction. That is solely doable if you’re going to make constructive and significant contributions. You’ll have to give you constructive concepts and wise plans that ensures bringing in regards to the distinction wanted.

As parliamentarians, every one in all you has a crucial function to play to realize what we need to obtain.

I hope each side of the home will present respect and hear to what’s being mentioned with out displaying any infantile behaviour. Respect is earned via respect. The necessity of the hour is for all us to work collectively and stand in unionism. It’s my hope to see that our nation strikes ahead and prospers. Thanks.

Suresh Chand Nadi

Hospital go to

The Nadi Hospital City SOPD clinic, is located in a nasty place, on the financial institution of the Nadi River, and liable to flooding.

Retirees like me, in our 70s, discover it a gross inconvenience particularly once I found the clinic and pharmacy closed on Friday, January 13, 2023.

For us, the handicapped, the extra senior residents and people with bodily disabilities it’s of larger inconvenience and added taxi expense having to “divert” to Nadi Hospital. Most of us rely upon public transport, and taxis out of sheer necessity.

For the aged, strolling up the hill to hospital is sort of a feat. It may be difficult, at finest. Much more difficult for these with main cardiovascular points. There are various who’re completely depending on bus and strolling up the hill.

Can our plight be heard on the highest ranges please?take this second to thank Dr Imtishal, the previous SDMO, for all his courtesy and need him nicely in his new submit in “greener pastures”. Thanks, doc.

Might I additionally welcome Dr Shah as the brand new SDMO. Welcome again, Dr Shah.

Ronnie Chang, Martinar, Nadi

Crime diminished

Seven per cent discount in crime in 2022, as reported in The Fiji Instances (FT 16/1) provides confidence for all Fijians that regulation and order is well-maintained in Fiji for everybody’s security.

As this has been doable with the help from the civil society, non secular teams, NGOs, colleges, communities, medical authorities and safety forces, all of us stay up for the next share discount in 2023 within the new authorities administration.

The efficient modifications with plenty of actions for folks for a peaceable dwelling will guarantee to take care of the discount in crime, as an idle thoughts is a satan’s workshop.

Crime prevention is everybody’s enterprise.

Tahir Ali Hamilton, New Zealand

FBC chair

The brand new chair of the Fiji Broadcasting Company (FBC) board, Ajay Bhai Amrit, desires full monetary and capital expense studies and paperwork from 2008 to 2021.

That ought to deliver residence to individuals who have been calling the photographs at FBC throughout that interval what actual democratic accountability and transparency seems like underneath the brand new governance regime in Fiji.

Rajend Naidu Sydney

Taxi name

I discover it amusing when calling a taxi base right here in Lautoka and the dispatcher asks for the caller’s title and vacation spot.

Whereas they’re at it, would possibly as nicely ask “What are you going to do?”

Smart Muavono Balawa, Lautoka

Lenora and Pio

Within the 2018 Basic Election, Pio Tikoduadua and Lenora Qereqeretabua saved the Nationwide Federation Social gathering from positive loss of life. In 2022, Lenora and Pio received the election once more. I believe Lenora ought to have been given a ministerial submit. I truly have no idea the place of the celebration on this however she ought to have been made a minister.

Sukha Singh Labasa

A repeat

Many appointments are being made at current and with pace. Is historical past repeating itself?

Mohammed Imraz Janif Natabua, Lautoka

True democracy

The best factor about this democracy is that everybody is talking their thoughts, even the rotten bones.

Samu Railoa Nadi

Russian offensive

I need to add to Aren Nunnink (FT 15/01/23) in regards to the FBC TV broadcasting Russia-Ukraine offensive as from February 24, 2022, which is an insult to our viewers.

Very merciless and really offensive certainly to us villagers. I suppose it had already created extra narcissistic mind so to talk. I typically had a fast glean on a submit, that learn, ‘Narcissists have an entitlement mind-set. One in every of their entitlement beliefs is that they’ll do no matter they need, no matter they need and you haven’t any proper to object’.

I believe we already had some not way back.

Jioji O. Toronibau Navetau, Tunuloa

Bulileka crematorium

I write this open letter to the administration committee of Bulileka Crematorium to specific my disgust on the lackadaisical method wherein the advanced is managed.

On January 12, 2023, I attended a cremation and was shocked that straightforward upkeep works had not been carried out for a very long time.

The roof of the walk-way linking the crematorium and the shed the place the lifeless physique is initially saved had been broken for a while.

However the committee had did not restore it. Within the moist climate it will get slippery and one particular person truly carrying the coffin slipped and fell. He may have been significantly injured. I’m wondering if the OHS (Occupational Well being & Security) Act may be utilized to sue the committee?

The crematorium correct itself was in a dilapidated situation and it was a disgrace that no makes an attempt had been made to enhance it. It’s time to have a contemporary gas-fired crematorium to save lots of the environment and treasured timber cowl. There may be abundance of good-will in society to realize this.

There isn’t a provision for parking of automobiles. Attendees should park their automobiles alongside the principle highway and stroll up the hill to achieve the crematorium.

The committee ought to make a correct entry highway and sealed parking place throughout the precincts of the crematorium. In the meanwhile it leaves a lot to be desired.

Bulileka is a densely populated space and it’s excessive time {that a} fashionable gasoline fired crematorium was constructed there.

No less than two members of the administration committee can journey and see and collect concepts from Raralevu Crematorium, Nausori, or the Dignified Crematorium at Nakasi.

I’m very positive that they are going to be very keen to assist. You possibly can contact me on my cellular 9996767 for additional dialogue and assist. I might be very glad to oblige.

Dewan Chand Namadi Heights, Suva

These drivers

Please watch out while you drive round Savusavu City at evening. A handful of drivers cruise round with out lights.

They by no means activate their lights and it’s the identical drivers each evening. Stunning but it surely’s a reality.

I imagine Savusavu City is nicely lit at evening so often is the drivers are benefiting from it. Could also be they’ve a incorrect mind-set that while you activate the lights, the automobile chews plenty of gasoline.

And whereas out evening driving, I name upon the residents on patrol and the LTA to please flag down the drivers that normally come out of the evening spots, well-known wine and dine, golf equipment, as I imagine they’re all underneath the affect of liquor.

You don’t should be a genius to determine that out. I’m wondering why the cops are solely after the harmless and poor that get drunk on the seashore and at midnight spots and discover their approach residence on foot?

What in regards to the ones that drive? I’m wondering if their standing doesn’t permit them to be flagged and ticketed. It has been occurring for ages. I assumed the regulation is identical for everybody!

Anyway, welcome to the Hidden Paradise.

A. SHARIFF SHAH Savusavu



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