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Fair opportunity denied Raghwa Nand Sharma, Australia I watched with interest the recent telecast of an open forum (FBC TV 4 The Record) in which the new leader of the National Federation Party was supposed to answer questions and address pressing issues affecting the nation. Judging by the line of questioning, one member of the [...]

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iTaukei land Timoci Gaunavinaka, Nausori The Social Democratic and Liberal Party (SODELPA) preaches that they will ensure that the iTaukei people will never lose their land. When they were in government under the SDL banner, some iTaukei land got converted to Crown land then to freehold and the iTaukei landowners lost them forever. Under the [...]

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letters 23.7.14

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Bainimarama, by a landslide or a nose? Dr Sushil K Sharma, Lautoka In my personal opinion, it is extremely disappointing to note the present disarray amongst the rank and file, and the lazy and care-free attitude amongst the opposition parties, towards the September 17 election. If they are just hoping to wander along and take [...]

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That Christian State Fr. Kevin McGuire SM, Suva The issue of a Christian state was a much debated topic several years ago and the idea seems to be coming back. Should Fiji be a Christian State? Well, Yes…and No. Should it be Christian or Secular? Not Either/Or but Both/ And. Let me explain. I do [...]

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Letters – 20_07_2014

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Soccer protest Aben Dean, Suva Only in Fiji I hear teams lodging protests after losing. The latest being lodged by Ba and Navua after they failed to beat Suva and Nadroga respectively on basis of players not properly cleared by previous districts. Who is at fault? I would say its Fiji Football’s fault. These Nadroga [...]

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letters 19.07.14

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Keeping Fiji clean Josaia Rayawa, Savusavu I’m writing you this letter to help me put forward a challenge to a number of stakeholders in this country. It has to do with keeping Fiji clean. Firstly I request the public transportation industry (i.e. major bus companies, taxi companies, carriers, mini-buses etc) and anyone who qualifies under [...]

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Letters – 18_01_2014

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My vote Neel Singh, Lami All the major parties are trying at their very best to get attention and make portfolios to get that one special vote. Our vote goes to – what we want best; – Better medical services when we reach hospitals and seek a doctor when we are sick and not to [...]

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letters 17.7.14

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FijiFirst James Bachu, Sigatoka I am one of the signatories of Bainimarama’s FijiFirst Party to be in the political arena to contest the coming general elections. I will vote for FijiFirst because I think that Bainimarama practices what he preaches, he is a disciplinarian, he has brought all the races much closer, given citizens a [...]

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Letters – 15_07_2014

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Cost of living Dhirendra Prasad, Lautoka I am appalled to take note that people only complain about the rising food costs. No one has ever complained about the rising costs of the clothing that we need and use to keep ourselves protected from environmental conditions. Yes, I mean the basic clothing needs. There is no [...]

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Minimum speed Dhirendra Prasad, Lautoka Is there any policy regarding speed limit for funeral cortege, wedding procession and laze away drivers? Emotions aside, this is a cause of challenges and stress on other road users especially at the timing of these processions. There are many times when people tend to think that turning their hazard [...]

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