Fiji Time: 11:49 AM on Thursday 21 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Colonel: Plot your destiny

Luke Rawalai
Friday, April 18, 2014

"WE write our own destinies," says Land Force Commander Colonel Jone Kalouniwai.

Speaking at the 14th All Saints Secondary School Cadet passing-out parade in Labasa yesterday, Col. Kalouniwai told the students their skills and intellect were needed to help the country solve its most difficult problems.

Col. Kalouniwai also pleaded with students not to quit school.

He said if they quit school, they were not just quitting on themselves but they were quitting on their own country.

"I know that it's not always easy to do well in school and a lot of you have challenges in your lives right now that can make it hard to focus on your school work," he said.

"But at the end of the day, the circumstances of your life — what you look like, where you come from, how much money you have, what you've got going on at home — none of that is an excuse for neglecting your homework or having a bad attitude in school.

"There is no excuse for not trying because where you are now does not have to determine where you will end up."

Col. Kalouniwai reminded the students that no one had their destiny written for them.

"You make your own future and that's what young people like you are doing everyday all across the country."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61980.6008
JPY 56.966953.9669
GBP 0.37130.3633
EUR 0.42260.4106
NZD 0.68950.6565
AUD 0.62940.6044
USD 0.50450.4875

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 22nd, August, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 149 dead
  2. Chaudhry: Decision not surprising
  3. State accused of wage 'blackmail'
  4. Battle for captaincy
  5. Ex-cop fronts court
  6. Early education boost for villagers
  7. Bainimarama reassures French President
  8. Public urged to co-operate with enumerators
  9. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
  10. 278 OHS complaints

Top Stories this Week

  1. $16k dream holiday Monday (18 Sep)
  2. The fee to kill Tuesday (19 Sep)
  3. Mysteries of the floating island Wednesday (20 Sep)
  4. Coffee shop with a class Friday (15 Sep)
  5. Teens hurt in brawl Saturday (16 Sep)
  6. Nawai's prophecy Friday (15 Sep)
  7. NFP leader under fire Friday (15 Sep)
  8. Head teacher in court for sexual assault Monday (18 Sep)
  9. Man freed from prison Tuesday (19 Sep)
  10. Pay rise deal Wednesday (20 Sep)