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Work forward of battle towards Tahiti!

Regardless of the massive win versus the Northern Marianas, the Bula Boys have work forward on their plate as they put together to face Tahiti of their second pool match. A lot to the frustration of followers, the match was not televised stay on Fiji One. Therefore, many soccer followers missed the 10-nil victory on the Stiff Academy in Honiara. Roy Krishna netted a hat-trick, and the likes of Nabil Begg, Etonia Dogalau, Thomas Dunn, Sairusi Nalaubu and Gabriele Matanisiga additionally discovered their names on the scoring sheet. I agree with Krishna that regardless of the spectacular win, that they had work to do, and that there have been areas the staff should work on because the Bula Boys progress into the competitors. Krishna additionally reminded the boys to be extra affected person with the ball and get management of the sport extra. Followers right here and abroad are eagerly ready for the Bula Boys to interrupt the 20-year-old drought. We have now a powerful squad- combination of expertise and youth. All one of the best Bula Boys! RAJNESH ISHWAR LINGAM Balgovind Rd, Nadawa, Nasinu

Displaced villagers

I AM of the opinion that it’s extra goal and logical for the NGO Coalition on Human Rights Fiji to use for a allow and maintain a rally in help of the displaced villagers of Nabavatu in Macuata who’ve spent nearly three years within the wilderness. The villagers has been ready in useless to be relocated to a chunk of land the place they will construct a secure and first rate roof above their heads, entry to wash handled water and different fundamental human necessity. I do really feel for the harmless Palestinian folks, however I suppose it’s elementary and foremost for the NGO Coalition on Human Rights Fiji to showcase their grave considerations and construct a global help base that the villagers of Nabavatu do get the essential humanitarian necessity help quickly relatively than attempting to show their political help to a trigger which is completely out of their management. AREKI DAWAI Samabula, Suva

Cease the slaughter

TWO wrongs won’t ever ever make “one proper”. On the very outset, Hamas have been flawed for reportedly killing 1400 harmless Israelis on October 07, 2023 From October 08, 2023 thus far, and counting, Israeli forces have mass slaughtered 11,000 Palestinians – the bulk being harmless ladies, kids, infants, prematurely born infants nonetheless in incubators, the aged, the sick and the wounded. This mass killing continues every day. Each Hamas and Israel are pre-determined to be responsible of struggle crimes. Israeli prime minister listens to nobody however himself as decide, jury and executioner. In my humble view, mounting worldwide strain calls are getting louder for a cease-fire. Irrespective of how flawed the offenders might be Israel doesn’t reserve any proper or licence to kill the harmless. In Jesus holy title, for God’s larger glory, the merciless slaughter of harmless Palestinians can by no means ever be deemed “good riddance”. That is felony. Are we not God-fearing? Respectfully, in my humble view, by strongly supporting occupiers Israel, Germany, United Kingdom and the nice USA, are as we speak complicit in not calling a cease-fire. This humanitarian disaster should cease for humanity’s sake. It’s time. Draw back from this genocidal precipice. Higher males will do that. Cowards and bullies won’t. RONNIE CHANG Martintar Nadi

Sluggish Web

I USE Digicel as my web service supplier and for a very long time the web velocity has been very gradual. Regardless of it being a 4G community, the obtain velocity stays in kilobytes. At any time when a criticism is lodged, the one response is “please restart your Wi-Fi.” By means of this column, I want to inform the massive bosses at Digicel that refreshing doesn’t remedy the issue. Might your engineers please conduct residence visits to search out out what the precise explanation for gradual web is? We pay on your service and anticipate it to be good. Getting obtain speeds in kilobytes is solely unacceptable. I’m positive this downside is just not restricted to me. There are literally thousands of very pissed off prospects. SANJEET PRASAD Mani Rd, Bulileka, Labasa

Being a frontrunner

IN the 2023 Management Fiji, the President stated: “In a excessive place and authority, calls for nice duty.” I imagine it’s apparent that in each stage of society, starting from the household, a accountable chief issues most. It’s not simply the place, however making an influence. Not simply the title, however making a distinction. Not simply respect, however demand transformation. These, I believe, must be the “apex” of being in management. SAMU SILATOLU Nakasi

Vicious cycle

ARVIND Mani’s understanding of poverty and the poor would enhance vastly if he went past his father’s insights (ST 19/11) to learn the report by UN Particular Rapporteur on excessive poverty and human rights, Olivier De Shutter, titled The persistence of poverty: how actual equality can break the vicious cycle. Though poverty and privilege “proceed to breed themselves in vicious cycles” it’s potential to interrupt the chain and shift the paradigm. He contends that “with political will” it’s potential to finish centuries of entrenched inequality and “transfer from destiny to alternative”. Opposite to Arvind’s spurious declare the federal government has a pivotal position to play in addressing poverty as the previous Reserve Financial institution of Fiji Governor Savenaca Narube identified. RAJEND NAIDU SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA

Early rush

MOHAMMED IMRAZ JANIF NATABUA, LAUTOKA SATURDAYS are busy days. It has grow to be synonymous with procuring, noise and crowded locations. The warmth doesn’t make it any simpler. To beat all this, a father (together with his daughter) was evidently in a rush early final Saturday morning. Along with his trolley half full, he was on the greens part. The daughter packed 4 cucumbers and gave it the to grocery store worker. Some objects want weighing for it to get priced. Whereas this was taking place, the daddy took his cell phone out however bought ushered by the daughter immediately. He was properly on his option to make the cost through M- PAiSA.

Horrible street

I WRITE this open letter to the Minister for Works to specific my frustration on behalf of Vuci Rd commuters. This can be a very busy street and hundreds commute on it every day and thru the Suva-Nausori hall to achieve work and what a ache to make use of Vuci Rd for travelling! On Saturday, November 18, I attended a funeral service at Raralevu Gasoline Crematorium and needed to journey on Vuci Rd to achieve there. I used to be shocked to see and expertise the horribly dilapidated situation of this street. It has been completely uncared for for years. One can not merely dodge the gaping potholes. The bumps shake the heart out of you as one clutches desperately on the steering wheel ! As different autos zigzag to keep away from the holes a harmful state of affairs is created; accidents are sure to occur. After the constructing of the Raralevu Gasoline Crematorium, visitors has considerably elevated on this street. Nonetheless, I don’t see the explanations for neglecting this essential street. For the sake of the lifeless and their ultimate journey this street should be improved. No additional shuffling of toes shall be tolerated by the commuters. The Coalition Authorities should preserve its guarantees of bettering the infrastructure. They’ll do properly to begin with the Vuci Rd in Nausori. Additional, it’s price noting that the Raralevu Gasoline Crematorium committee is within the strategy of constructing a morgue to accommodate 18 lifeless our bodies. It’s praiseworthy that they supply free cremation for destitutes, aged and folks from care establishments equivalent to St Christopher’s Residence. That is definitely a praiseworthy social service offered by this committee. Individuals who need assistance can contact the workplace on the Raralevu Gasoline Crematorium on the crematorium. Lastly my humble attraction, on behalf of the Vuci group, to the Minister for Works to make Vuci Rd improve a precedence challenge. DEWAN CHAND Namadi Heights, Suva

RIP Chandra

I used to be saddened to learn in regards to the demise of Professor Rajesh Chandra. In response to Wikipedia, in February 2005, Professor Chandra was appointed the primary vice-chancellor of the College of Fiji. He performed an important position within the success of the college. He served as vice-chancellor and president of USP ending his time period in December 2018. Professor Chandra, who was born in Maro, accomplished his Bachelor of Arts diploma at USP with distinction, holding a PhD in Industrial/Growth Geography, which he accomplished between 1981 and 1985 on the College of British Columbia. He’s the writer of greater than 45 articles in tutorial journals and books. He’s additionally the writer/editor of 5 books, together with Industrialization and Growth within the Third World and An Atlas of Fiji. As an educational, Professor Chandra contributed immensely in the direction of training and left an enduring impression and legacy that can take time to fill. His dedication and unwavering dedication have been praised by many at USP. As well as, his simplicity, humility, ardour, willpower, respect, and onerous work shall be remembered in years to come back. My honest and heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the grieving household. Relaxation excessive, Professor Chandra! RAJNESH ISHWAR LINGAM Balgovind Rd, Nadawa, Nasinu

A necessity

I BELIEVE entry to wash handled water, roof over our heads, medical amenities, supported training, higher roads and so on is a elementary element of human necessity. AREKI DAWAI Maharaj Place, Samabula, Suva

Stroll the discuss

HAS any authorities minister or a civil servant visited locations the place much-needed enhancements are wanted for instance footpaths, signage, street markings, public parks, to call a couple of. Allow us to work collectively to enhance our beloved nation. Set up a 24-hour basic telephone line to register any solutions or enhancements. Then you definately see the enjoyable. ASISH VINAY PRASAD Park Rd, Raiwasa

United, secure

ONE of the deputy prime ministers says that there isn’t a cut up in his get together or the federal government. So, it should be true. I’ve all the time maintained that that is probably the most united and secure authorities within the historical past of Fiji, led by an internationally recognised and reformed elder statesman. JAN NISSAR Sydney, NSW, Australia

Sniffer canine

CAN the Fiji Police Commissioner and the Minister for Training get collectively and approve using sniffer canine in all colleges round Fiji to try to eradicate the drug commerce. If kids are caught their dad and mom should be held accountable and punishment should be given in keeping with legislation with corporal punishment. TUKAI LAGONILAKEBA Nadi

Eye on corruption

I THINK John Kamea says all that wants saying on participatory democracy at the local people stage (ST 19/11 ). One factor that voters and ratepayers should do is to maintain a hawk’s eye on corruption — the palm greasing type. Traditionally that has undermined good governance a complete lot greater than incompetence. RAJEND NAIDU Sydney, NSW, Australia

Soccer rating

AUSTRALIA is twenty seventh. NZ is a centesimal. Fiji is one hundred and seventieth. Within the ’80s and ’90s we used to beat them. Our president says we’re in the correct course. Mr president, are you wanting from high down or vice versa. Ship out please earlier than you’re taking us in the identical route as Titanic. Solely 35 locations left. Simpler to go 35 down versus 170 up. SHAH SHAREEF Savusavu


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