Letters to the Editor – May 6

Doing what’s right

There are many reasons we fail to accomplish all we can or should in God’s work and the most common explanation for failure is that we stop doing what is right despite knowing it. It’s not always fun and exciting to do God’s will — it is simply doing right again and again that leads us to our destination. It’s easy to be discouraged and if we decide to quit then we will miss victories that could have been won if only we had remained faithful and kept going. There will always be reasons for those who want to quit but that is the time that we must not give up. “And let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” – Galatians 6:9 We will never finish God’s course for our life if we are not faithful to stay on it.Your victory is just around the corner do not give up.

DHARMENDRA KUMAR, Suva

Democratic system

I FEEL in countries with a democratic system of rule, the government gains more than the governed. It is a a topsy-turvy situation that undermines true democracy — government of the people by the people for the people.

HASSAN ALI, Lautoka

Spoon on the backside

MAY I ask what level of competency is our effort to curb the throwing of rubbish into waterways? If we were to be judged, what medal would we get bronze, silver or gold? Or would we get the wooden spoon on the backside.

ALLEN LOCKINGTON, Lautoka

Child neglect

I WOULD like to raise my concern on child negligence. Child neglect is a form of child abuse and is a deficit in meeting a child’s basic needs. Society generally believes there are necessary behaviours parents or caregivers must provide in order for a child to develop physically, socially and emotionally. In Fiji, some parents fail to provide adequate health care, supervision, clothing, nutrition, housing, as well as the physical, emotional, social, educational and safety needs of their children. Causes of neglect result from several parenting problems, including mental disorders, substance abuse, domestic violence, unemployment, unplanned pregnancy, single parenting and poverty. Child neglect is the most frequent form of child abuse. In the case where children are born to young mothers, this a substantial risk for neglect. Neglected children are at risk of developing lifelong social, emotional and health problems, particularly if neglected before the age of two years. Some children end up committing suicide also. Hence, parents should take great care of their children and pay more attention to them so their children do not feel neglected. Parents should understand the feelings and emotions of the children. Child’s safety should be paramount to all parents.

PAYAL SHALINI SINGH, Vatusi, Ba

EFL questions

IN line with the Energy Fiji Ltd (FEA) promotion for shareholders, would shareholders have a say in reviews and changes to be made for better efficiency and consistency? Do shareholders receive monthly updates on projects, power outage and maintenance solutions? Are private companies also eligible to be shareholders? Why was public consultation overlooked? Perhaps more details should have been provided, to cast off doubts and uncertainties.

FINAU NAIGULEVU TURAGA, Nadi airport