Letters to the Editor – October 28

Sewer overflow along the Queen Elizabeth Drive and Charlton Avenue junction , in Nasese Suva yesterday. Picture: JONA KONATACI

Wage rate

THE minimum wage of $5 to $10 can be achieved if all parliamentarians and aspiring ones take a pay cut. Companies to pay the existing minimum wage with the balance paid for by Government. Just a thought. Joe Matatolu Waila 3A

Unorthodox tactics

I totally disagree with Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama on stating who should vote for which party in the upcoming election. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said in the 12-year reign as the PM, Mr Bainimarama did not mention about race. What is the change now for? I believe he did not practise what he preached. What a shame, using unorthodox tactics to promote his party — criticising other minor parties. Change is coming! Raynav Chand Nakasi

Maturity and respect

I believe whoever is advising the PM on public TV appearance should tell him to speak with maturity and respect his opponents. Dan Urai Lautoka

Religious activities

LATE in the day for manifesto changes, I suppose but I will vote for any party that galvanises town councils into action regarding regulation breaches within rural housing areas. Houses are not churches and I believe any organised religious activities of a repetitive nature is illegal. Complaints made about residents who continually blast music all day long should be acted upon as well, many say they are poor but the first item on the shopping list is a ghetto blaster 20 times the size needed. Another subject is excessive noise from vehicles, from both music and exhausts. I have made complaints to the Land Transport Authority (LTA) but nothing happens. Vehicle fitness tests on such vehicles are a joke, prior to tests owners remove offending items then replace them the minute the vehicles are passed. I wonder how many road deaths are caused by deafened drivers being unable to hear approaching hazards, cane trains and essential service vehicles? Allan LOOSLEY Tavua

Election time

I think the parties and candidates should campaign on their views on the good and productivity of the country and on their manifesto only. By comparing and debating now we will not get the best results. They should have discussed this in the past four years of governance, rather then talking and writing bad and negative comments on each other. Let the people think what we were in 1900s, 1950s, 2000s and 2018. I have a feeling united we stand and divided we fall. We want our future generation to know that Fiji is something more economical, productive and peaceful. Jitendra Prasad Nausori

Chicken man

THE other day while at a chicken farm to buy some chicks, I overhead a person telling the salesman to give him chicken with plenty hairs. I asked him brother, since when chickens have hair? Are you really from Fiji? I reckon it should have been feathers instead of hairs. Shamal Chand Kuku Bau Rd, Nausori

Traffic plan

AT last a trial plan to ease the traffic congestion at Nadi Town. Thanks to Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) and Nadi Town Council a plan of one way traffic seems quite feasible. In the long-term as suggested before another bridge into town would free up the existing bridge for one way traffic out of town. This is via Navoci Village using the side road just past the service station on the left and crossing the river to join up with Raniga St. Perhaps, the FRA and town council might want to look into that? Norman Yee Mehrotra Place, Martintar, Nadi

Voting choice

CAN someone please enlighten me on how to vote for a party, if I like a certain party, but don’t like some candidates of that particular party. Ajay Singh Natabua, Lautoka

Vinaka Drua

A big vinaka vakalevu to the Fijian Drua team. You made our day even though we were wet and cold your win warmed us. You are an incentive to my boys who will no doubt be your greatest fans. The bread and tomatoes went down well. God bless you all. Mere Lagilagi, Lovu


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