The Fiji TimesLetters to the Editor – Wednesday, March 8, 2023


Our emotional reference to 7s rugby

Such is the emotional connection that we’ve with rugby that followers and members of the general public go all out berserk when Fiji loses. We’ve got received the World Cup, the World Sevens Sequence and the Olympics while the Commonwealth has all the time alluded us. It’s powerful to stay on the prime in any sport and for the Fiji 7s staff it’s a studying curve. They’ve some new gamers and it’ll take rather a lot mentally to carry out on the highest degree. Dropping is punishment sufficient for gamers and being criticised and ridiculed by followers and fanatics (some who’ve by no means held a rugby ball of their life nor run round for 14 minutes whereas being tackled and smothered) makes it even worse. Followers ought to take a lesson from the Minister of Finance and “chill out”. Don’t watch the dwell telecast in the event you’ll be emotionally overwhelmed with a loss, go to mattress early, open the information feed the following morning and watch the highlights in the event that they win. In the event that they lose, merely transfer alongside. Save your self the stress and anxiousness of making an attempt to win a event that you don’t have any management over and can by no means play. Sarasara ga, kua ni jilo. Sailosi Naewe Naduru Rd, Nausori

My apology

Having simply had the chance to learn up on the Fiji Rugby Union’s interim CEO Tevita Tuiloa’s most up-to-date statements, I want to now apologise for my feedback on our Fiji 7s staff’s lack-lustre performances, of late. I can see clearly now. Thanks for courageously highlighting our 7s ambassadors are being handled unfairly. Your predecessor, it seems, badly failed to handle FRU’s many shortfalls pertaining to our 7s groups. A very unhappy, unhappy state of affairs. What number of others “completely neglected” such injustices? Our 7s gamers deserve significantly better. We now belief you and your name interim FRU chief government Tevita Tuiloa to professionally deal with the FRU 7s shortcomings accordingly. “Noqu cala; noqu cala; noqu cala levu sara. Au kerea na veivosoti.” Ronnie Chang Martintar, Nadi

Males’s 7s staff

Fijians are such unhealthy losers as a result of we are able to by no means settle for defeat. Profitable is in our blood and at any time when our staff lose, we can not settle for the outcomes and all the time search for somebody to cop the blame! Whereas we’ve the very best staff on the planet, I assume that most important causes for our loss within the quarter-finals together with some pool matches have to be concerning gamers’ welfare. If our boys should not correctly paid, why ought to they provide their finest to make us completely satisfied, when they aren’t correctly remunerated? These are the form of questions we should always ask if our staff will not be performing to our expectation? Headline in Fiji Occasions 07/03/23, says all of it? Why don’t we contribute $2 every (minimal) from every die-hard fan? We is likely to be 800,000 plus fan x $2 = $1.6 million to prime it off of their proposed $15,000 per contracted participant each year. Not less than present performing FRU chief government Tevita Tuiloa has the heart to inform the reality. Jioji M Cakacaka Tadra, Votualevu, Nadi

Clear-up drive

It’s coronary heart touching to see Japanese college students so involved about our surroundings. Ten Japanese college students with some others organised a clear up within the Lovu space final Saturday. (FT 7/3) See the distinction between our college students and these Japanese college students. In actual fact, our personal individuals are ignorant when it comes to managing their garbage. It’s so straightforward to throw plastics, bottles, wrappers and meals packs wherever, any time with out pondering of the repercussions of such a observe in our lives afterward. It’s actually painful that our personal residents neglect the attractive atmosphere of Fiji. We’re all listening to rather a lot about local weather change and its impression however there is no such thing as a proof of mind-set change in Fijians no matter age and gender. One thing is unsuitable with our parenting and schooling system that the very fundamentals of life and dwelling is being uncared for. What’s the aim of studying about planets and chemical compounds (examples solely) and we can not handle the garbage we create. What a set of garbage individuals we’re with none concern for our surroundings! Thanks, Japan, for shaping the kids out of your facet who care a lot for the atmosphere. Dhirendra Prasad Lautoka

Drua sport

Will the Fijian Drua v Crusaders sport be affected given the horrible climate the Western Division has dealing with? There’s flash flooding and steady downpour leading to problem in sustaining the proper pitch situations at Churchill Park. It’s also a threat for followers travelling from abroad and from the Central Division to witness this nice sport. I request the Drua CEO or the related authority to please come ahead and inform the general public on what steps can be taken if the sport doesn’t go forward and what can be the actions taken for issues akin to ticket refund if want be. Raynav Chand Nakasi, Nausori

Begin at dwelling

We people have handled the Earth as a pile of filth by polluting her in some ways. Regardless that in Fiji our leaders have been saying that we’re one of many least carbon emissions nations on the planet, I imagine we’re one of many largest polluters by not caring about retaining our trash correctly, particularly plastic garbage There are numerous deliberations across the space of plastic waste in Fiji, even to the purpose of banning particular person plastic use in tremendous markets, however to no avail. I imagine we’ve laws to high-quality on the spot those that litter. There have been many workshops and consciousness concerning the significance of retaining our garbage correctly and recycling, however they don’t appear to work as a result of plastic trash is seen all over the place in each setting, be it city or rural. I imagine, one of many methods to have the ability to deal with the problem of littering is instructing our youngsters concerning the significance of caring for mom Earth and taking the result in make them be accountable residents to wash their environment. On Saturday 04/03/2013, I led my youngsters to choose up trash round Navua City and I used to be completely satisfied to see their enthusiasm to deal with our frequent dwelling, mom Earth and they’re trying ahead to subsequent week. To make actual change, I imagine we have to begin at dwelling. Kositatino Tikomaibolatagane Vuninokonoko Rd, Navua

Digital gender hole

The theme for this 12 months’s Worldwide Ladies’s Day is ‘DigitALL: Innovation and know-how for gender equality’. The theme highlights how know-how is essential to advancing rights, however a rising digital gender hole is impacting every part from girls’s job alternatives to security on-line. The UN highlights that 259 million fewer girls have entry to web than males, and ladies are largely underrepresented in science, know-how, engineering and arithmetic careers. Therefore, in line with the UN, bringing girls into know-how ends in extra artistic options and has better potential for improvements that meet girls’s wants and promote gender equality. Their lack of inclusion, in contrast, comes with huge prices. Whereas IWD is an opportunity to boost consciousness on rights gaps, we should have fun progress and the achievements of particular person girls. Organisations, properties and communities shall be celebrating IWD in the present day with speeches, cake reducing and giving respect and honour to girls. It is vital that we additionally present them this respect and honour every single day. I want our women and moms a cheerful and blessed IWD! Rajnesh Ishwar Lingam Nadawa, Nasniu

City difficulty

The Hospital Rd and Nadi Bus Stand have been closed to all visitors because of flooding. Nothing uncommon although, as everyone knows that these locations get flooded in a short time but over time no remedial motion appears to be forthcoming and it’s so unhappy. Then again, one other space that’s now continually getting flooded and blocks individuals from getting into the city is the roundabout on the temple finish of Nadi City. Produce other individuals seen the frequency with which this space can also be flooded as quickly the Qeleloa River bursts its banks. It wasn’t the case earlier than, so far as I can recall. Fortunately spillage from Nadi River, which causes main flooding throughout the entire city, has considerably been lowered due to all of the dredging works finished by the Authorities. At this juncture, one may ask what the Nadi City Council was doing to handle the frequent flooding occurring in and across the market and bus stand areas? Have they got the experience and assets to have our city’s ongoing issues such because the one talked about, visitors congestion, scarcity of public bathrooms and parking areas simply to call a couple of sorted out. Furthermore, the ratepayers would additionally need to see the city boundary geared up with correct footpaths in order that they’re able to transfer to locations safely and hold themselves match on the similar time. Except you begin someplace, you aren’t going to achieve the place you need to attain. Please know that I assist the council totally, however these are few issues that I feel the council wants to handle immediately as a result of they matter in our lives every day. I hope my contribution will not be taken in any other case. Suresh Chand Nadi

Eye sore

It’s time to admit the truth that it positively is an eye fixed sore to look at all these nugatory piles of automobile dumps beside the roadside when travelling from Navua to Suva. What are they there for? To convey magnificence and attraction or to create stress and embarrassment? This positively will not be tolerated as a result of a few years earlier than, nothing was finished to make sure the true look of our nation. Whoever is liable for these rusty autos whether or not the authorities or the precise house owners, I recommend it’s time to take out the trash. KELEPI DAKUIYACO Waikalou, Serua

Our hospitals

The media didn’t “expose” Fiji’s filthy hospitals, as correspondent Ronnie Chang (FT 7/3) put it. We knew about it years in the past: sufferers, households, medical doctors, nurses, senior directors, ministry officers, and Dr James Fong who on his hospital visits will need to have puzzled what his well-paid, flush with cash —identify but to be revealed — cleansing firm was doing. And all this in opposition to a backdrop of delusional discuss of “medical tourism” potential. Excuse me for a second. Christopher Griffin Perth, Australia

China, Australia

5 safety consultants within the Land Down Below say China will assault Australia inside 36 months. Battle. Guess it’s time to decide on sides! MANOJ LAL PATEL Drasa Ave, Lautoka

Storing water

WE’VE been all suggested by the Water Authority of Fiji on their FB account to retailer ingesting water for seven days. Honest sufficient, however what number of days lets additionally retailer our cooking, washing, bathing and relieving water for if I’ll ask. WAF? AREKI DAWAI Suva

Joyful Holi

A vibrant occasion, filled with fantastic colors. This competition additionally commemorates the harvest and the fertility of the nation. Allow us to all put apart our outdated grudges and greet individuals with nice light and heat. This unfavourable climate could cease our Hindu buddies from celebrating, however it will possibly by no means wash away their spirit. Joyful Holi to the individuals of Fiji and people who are residing outdoors the nation. RODNEY CLARENCE RAJ Naleba, Labasa

On-line lessons

With this sort of climate affecting a toddler’s improvement in literacy and schooling, I request the ministry which may be it’s time to step up a bit by bringing in on-line lessons. KELEPI DAKUIYACO Waikalou, Serua

Did we?

Did we actually lose three out of the 5 video games this weekend…uumm? Nigel Fiu Owls Perch

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