Letters to the Editor – Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Fiji Airways Flying Fijians with the head coach John McKee and the team management at the Sapporo Dome befoe their captains run yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

Flying Fijians’ time is now

The Rugby World Cup 2019 has begun.

And everyone in Fiji would agree with me, that our current Flying Fijians rugby team, is the finest to represent us in Japan today.

At different moments, we have had great Flying Fijians teams and they were excellent in their own time and generation.

And I must confess here, that today’s generation should be very proud that our current Flying Fijians team is one of the very best and strongest, Fiji has ever produced in any one year, let alone, at a Rugby World Cup.

On an individual basis, our players tick all the essential attributes that make a great player in every position in a 15s rugby team.

And in some positions, the Fiji players surpass the obligatory “great” narrative, they are awesome!

It’s a given that the world has come to understand that Fijian rugby players have natural talent in abundance and for that, we have been suppressed the basic development to be a Tier 1 nation in 15s rugby.

For 7s rugby, Fiji are not only Tier 1, we are at elite level and we control our own destiny in this shortened form of rugby.

It is this natural talent that has given our Flying Fijians players their opportunity to showcase their abilities as elite rugby players in Europe’s tier one club rugby competition.

The rugby world has always dreaded that one day, this abundant Fijian natural talent, combined with proper physical training, size and the right coaching, will produce the perfect blend of controlled chaotic rugby in a team of 14 backs and 1 fullback!

Do we dare say that day has come?

With the current Flying Fijians, we have such a team.

Their time is now!

The team believes it and we believe it.

We believe we can win.

Toso Viti!

Epeli Rabua, Ragg Ave, Tamavua, Suva

Our team

I would like to congratulate our national team in today’s opening match against the mighty Wallabies.

Though it may seem mammoth on record and papers, I believe our national team like any other Tier 1 teams didn’t enter the Rugby World Cup by chance but on merit.

I wish our national team all the best and a big congratulations to captain Dominiko Waqaniburotu for being given a chance of a lifetime to lead the team in this RWC.

The precedent had already set by a fellow villager who led his team in the Deans when all odds were against them.

Burotukula shall rise one more time.

Bind Burotu!

Pita Soroaqali, Nadarivatu

It’s on

The weekend is here, it’s the weekend we all were waiting for.

Yes, the 2019 Rugby World Cup is here at last.

Four years of waiting.

Whew, it’s a fest of rugby starting with Japan v Russia, then Fiji v Australia.

Let’s get ready to rumble.

And I need a new grog cloth.

Allen Lockington, Kava Place, Waiyavi, Lautoka

Passport clarity

Is the $520 fee for lost, stolen or damaged passports applied for only ePassport or also to the old ones too?

And how about holders of old passports do they have to apply for new ePassports and pay for the new fees or just return the old ones without any further chargers?

Can someone clarify?

Pita Soroaqali, Nadarivatu

FRA response

We refer to Phillip Isaac’s letter (18.09.19).

The announced EFL (Energy Fiji Ltd) works do not constitute excavating trenches in the carriageway.

The proposed works will be carried out outside the footpath and cycle lane.

Please be informed that to future proof the works redundant EFL and TFL (Telecom Fiji Ltd) ducts have been laid under the four lane road, as directed and supervised by the two utilities during the reconstruction phase.

There should be no need for excavating the carriageway and footpaths to lay utilities in near future.

WAF pipes have also been upgraded and installed during the reconstruction phase.

The FRA (Fiji Roads Authority) has some minor works to complete such as placing underground cables which will take place in the next few months, however, this will not interfere with the road.

Kamal Prasad, A/CEO, Fiji Roads Authority

Counselling and social media

It won’t be too long that there will be a need for counselling or specific help for those with addiction habits towards social media.

Everywhere you go in society, you are bound to see people glued to their phones or taking pictures to update on social media, let alone the selfies.

All in all, it’s best too for one to control social media before it controls one or else the consequences of anti-social behaviour would take a heavy toll.

Who knows, addiction to social media is perhaps worse than addition to marijuana and even worse internet connection doesn’t always come free as there are costs involved.

There is more to enjoying life with other people and time to say no to social media.

Floyd Robinson, Toorak, Suva

Wild claim

So it could have been doctored.

Let’s give the hypothesis a go.

Can someone add pink flowers in the PM’s hand, replace the shove by a hug and substitute the “stern” warning with a kiss on the cheek?

The “video surgeon” will have to be an expert as the new evidence must become more credible than all those visually impaired witnesses!

Time for the A-G to step down?

Or time for the people to stand up?

Mathieu Pelletier, Sigatoka

The contradiction

In his zeal to be the FijiFirst defender within these columns, Simon Hazelman somewhat contradicts himself.

In his letter (FT 19/09), Mr Hazelman says that we need not focus on the alleged assault of MP Tikoduadua saying that we have more important national issues to discuss such as robberies and murders.

Well yes Simon, these are all pertinent issues — at the heart of which lies violence!

On one hand you’re saying that we need to focus on violent crimes like robberies and murders and on the other you seem to be condoning the alleged violent action of the PM — you can’t have it both ways.

Highlighting this issue of the alleged assault is important because of the high office PM Bainimarama holds and the precedent it may set for the younger generation.

Common assault is a gateway to more serious violent acts if not adequately addressed.

So we must not sweep it under the carpet!

It’s abundantly clear that his love for FijiFirst and the PM have left him bereft of logic.

Get it together man!

Dylan Kava, Suva

Discipline, possession

My humble plea to the boys for the Rugby World Cup opener is to maintain discipline, keep possession for as long as possible, play a territorial game, refrain from making unnecessary off-loads, stay composed, support each other, tackle with all might, communicate, attack with vigour and make wise decisions to create an upset in such a manner that not in rugby alone but in the history of sports, it is remembered for eternity.

Mohammed Imraz Janif, Natabua, Lautoka

RWC time

For the next month and a half, there’s no shoving, no swearing, no telling women what to wear, no politics, but only pure kava, and of course Rugby World Cup.

My mates in Nadera Setoki and Veibale will surely be chewing the left over kosa.

Toso Viti toso.

Moses Mani, Auckland, New Zealand

Hibiscus Festival

I was delighted to read via The Fiji Times that the annual Hibiscus Festival known as the “Mother of all Festivals” is likely to take place although there has been a change in the committee.

The year is never complete until we have a taste of the savouries from the Hibiscus Festival.

We love the rides and the atmosphere that is associated with the Hibiscus Festival and trust me the two weeks break brought a lot of memories from Albert Park.

Therefore, I’m pleading with the organising committee to confirm the dates of this year’s Hibiscus Festival and please bring back smiles into faces of Suva residents.

Rajnesh Ishwar Lingam, Nadawa, Nasinu

Rising cost of living

Price of food items in supermarkets are increasing day by day.

Forget about buying any vegetables for a dollar now, I believe from October the price of electricity is also going to increase.

Let’s not forget that the new passports also got its share of increase.

When will wages increase?

Can FCCC also look diligently at this and propose an increase in wages?

Umesh Nand, Nakasi

Views of critics

I believe improvement is based on views of critics, not otherwise.

Dan Urai, Lautoka

Blame game

The Rugby World Cup is about to start.

Please all you Fiji fans be good supporters.

We are quick to talk when things don’t go our way.

We play the blame game.

If there was a world kakase competition we would always be in the finals.

Allen Lockington,. Kava Place, Waiyavi, Lautoka

David vs Goliath battle

A lot will be at stake when the Wallabies take the much polished Flying Fijians at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan today.

The Wallabies are the favourites as usual but the Flying Fijians must stick to the game plan and remain lethal for 80 minutes.

Discipline will be paramount tackles, legal tackles, smart play, talanoa and utilising all the opportunities will definitely make us win.

It will take a herculean effort to beat the Wallabies but everything is possible.

This is going to be a very tough match and the little opportunities that we get must definitely be converted into valuable points.

Losing by a landslide margin will be unacceptable as we have the best players recruited for this world cup and our preparations have also been consistent.

The Wallabies would be running from all sides and the Fijians must fly everywhere to catch them.

If we fail to catch them, the Wallabies would escape unharmed and a try would be scored.

It is also going to be a very physical encounter and I believe our warriors have the muscle to outmuscle the much-fancied and overconfident Wallabies.

Another factor to be mindful of would be our composure and decisionmaking at crucial times.

The boys must take the game to Aussie shores and not wait and watch.

As the journey of the Flying Fijians unfolds, I wish every player the very best.

May you tackle hard but with that friendly Fijian smile.

Toso Viti.

Naveen Dutt, Wainibokasi

Big game

This game will be dubbed as David vs Goliath and history can repeat itself.

Only time will tell whether our boys will achieve the impossible or not.

Fiji’s trump card will be our running backline while for the Wallabies will be their forwards.

However, our three loosies will be the determining X factor that can win us the game.

We cut down on simple mistakes, no retaliation, maintain discipline, avoid giving away of penalties and retain possession at all times which is the key to winning.

Your prayers and positive thoughts are sought.

Good luck to both teams and may the best team win.


Jioji Masivesi, Nadi

We are ready

We are ready to enjoy one of the earliest RWC matches in the form of Fiji and Australia’s game.

Our run on team today is the most unpredictable mix ever assembled and I am sure we are ready to unleash some of the most exciting rugby flair and the Wallabies should not underestimate us at this stage.

We have what it takes to neutralise the golden machine, should we stick to our game plan and also play our traditional open rugby style.

Laced with a couple X factors, we will be running riot with exceptional skills and tonnes of elements of surprises,we will cause havoc to this worldclass side.

All I am requesting our boys is maintaining a mental state of toughness all throughout the games and make use of every opportunity.

Moku na Wallabies boys!

Waisale Moce, Nadarivatu

65-year-old jinx

Australia and Fiji have played each other a total of 21 times (since the first meeting in 1952 which Australia won 99-15) of which Australia has won the most at 18.

Fiji won two of the first four matches between the sides, but since then the flamboyant Fijians have not beaten Australia.

The dates August 9, 1952 and June 26, 1954 are historical as Fiji beat Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (17-15) and (18-16) respectively.

The past battles have gone Australia’s way.

On September 18, 1998 at Parramatta Stadium in Sydney during the RWC qualifying match Australia thrashed Fiji (66-20) while on June 9, 2007 at Subiaco Oval in Perth Australia thumped Fiji (49-0).

On September 23, 2007 at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France during the RWC pool battle Fiji lost heavily (55-12) to Australia.

On June 5, 2010 at Canberra Stadium in Canberra Australia won convincingly (49-3) while on September 23, 2015 at Millennium Stadium in Wales during the past RWC pool match Australia struggled but managed to beat Fiji (28-13).

The last battle between Fiji and Australia was played on June 10, 2017 at AAMI Park in Melbourne and the Wallabies hang onto their winning run as they outclassed Fiji (37-14).

Based on these statistics and the fact that the Wallabies have a strong and experienced line-up shift the odds against the Flying Fijians to beat the Wallabies, who have named Sio, Latu, Alaalatoa, Rodda, Arnold, Pocock, Hooper, Naisarani, White, Lealiifano, Koroibete, Kerevi, O’Connor, Hodge, and Beale while Uelese, Slipper, Kepu, Coleman, Loto, Genia, To’omua, and Petty will come off the bench.

Fiji also has a strong line-up but an extraordinary and polished effort will be needed to tame the Wallabies, who know too well the danger that will be posed by our explosive backline.

The Wallabies will target our scrum, lineout, set pieces and the breakdowns.

Hence, McKee must psyche our boys to execute the set pieces well.

History will be created if the Flying Fijians go out to beat Australia, which is possible if our boys play their hearts out and do the basics right.

My jersey and flag is ready.

I’m ready to rumble and cheer my heart out for our boys.

It’s now or never.

This is our dream team and it is the best.

All the best boys in our bid to upset the sixth ranked Wallabies!

Remember boys we are ranked ninth!

Noqu Viti noqu vanua!

Toso Viti toso!

Rajnesh Ishwar Lingam, Nadawa, Nasinu

Great RWC opener

The rugby match that rugby pundits have predicted to be the final match on November 2 will be played at International Stadium in Yokohama today.

The All Blacks will meet the Springboks in a pool that should see both teams make it into the quarters.

The All Blacks have won the Webb Ellis Cup three times (1987, 2011 and 2015) while the Springboks have won the prestigious Webb Ellis Cup twice (1995 and 2007).

Past matches between the All Blacks and Springboks have produced some mouth-watering clashes.

This year at the “Cake Tin” both teams drew (16-16).

Last year the ‘Boks skinned the All Blacks at the “Cake Tin” (36-34) and in the reverse fixture the visitors broke South African hearts winning (32-30).

NZ and South Africa have named powerful sides and it will be interesting to see Springbok coach’s game plan.

The ‘Boks will need to be organised in defence and make the most of the opportunities that they are given in the game.

The set pieces will be crucial for the men in green if they want to be dominant up front and in the tight phases and I’m sure that the Springboks will keep the game tight and force set pieces on the All Blacks, who are hurt that the last match against the ‘Boks did not go their way and their hopes of retaining the Rugby Championship were shattered.

I’m also banking on Steve Hansen to weave his bit of magic and name a powerful squad to tame the Springboks.

The darlings of rugby became the first team to win the Webb Ellis Cup three times and it will be interesting to see if they can complete the hat-trick.

The All Blacks have names in Coles, Taylor, Laulala, Moody, Ta’avao, Tu’ungafasi, Jordie, Scott and Beauden Barrett, Retallick, Whitelock, Tuipulotu, Cane, Read, Savea, Todd, Perenara, Aaron and Ben Smith, Mo’unga, Crotty, Goodhue, SBW, Bridge, Reece, Anton Lienert-Brown, and Ioane while the Rassie Erasmus coached Springboks will rely on Marx, Kitshoff, Tendai, Etzebeth, Mostert, du Toit, Kolisi, Louw, Kwagga Smith, de Klerk, Jantjies, Pollard, Allende, Kriel, Kolbe, Nkosi, Willie le Roux, and Steyn.

The All Blacks face a mammoth task in creating another bit of history but I’m sure that the defending champions will rise to the occasion and defend the cup.

Go All Blacks go and all the best brothers!

You rock!

Rajnesh Ishwar Lingam, Nadawa, Nasinu

Noble banner blue

Once again the noble banner blue will be sung the loudest.

We push aside all the boundaries when it comes to rugby and cheer for Fiji as one.

Rugby is what unites us as a nation.

Rugby is a religion in Fiji.

Like our sevens team does it most often, now is the time for the Flying Fijians to fly our flag high.

Though the result matters to us and will indicate the gulf between top teams and tier two nations, but we continue to support the Flying Fijians through thick and thin.

As a nation and a Fijian fan anywhere in the world, we get behind in support of our team.

This is what makes us different from the rest of the world.

Race, colour and creed is not a barrier any more when it comes to rugby as we put our differences aside.

Most strikingly, the Fijian fans who are living in remote areas travel so many kilometres to higher ground just to set up their TV sets to watch rugby.

Rugby triggers high emotions among Fijian fans.

This is why we always say the passion of Fijian rugby fans is unmatched.

We all stand united under the noble banner blue.

We are Fiji.

Go Fiji Go.

Pranil Ram, Votualevu, Nadi

Powerful words

I WAS just thinking how powerful the words, “Yes, I am sorry” are.

But one has to say it from the heart.

It can stop an enquiry.

Allen Lockington, Kava Place, Waiyavi, Lautoka

At a loss

I AM at a loss as to the basis of Agriculture Minister Mahendra Reddy’s insistence that MP Ratu Suliano Matanitobua be not accepted as a witness during the Parliamentary Privileges Committee meeting on MP Pio Tikoduadua’s case of assault because of Ratu Matanitobua’s membership of the SODELPA Party (FT 19/09).

If his sense of reasoning was well balanced, the honourable minister would have noted that he himself was a member and minister of the FijiFirst Government deliberating on the case of a member of the National Federation Party.

This is really confusing for me so maybe that was why the minister was also confused with his statement.

I felt that there was a stronger case of conflict of interest on his part when he is also deliberating on the case against his party leader.

Now I am really getting confused!

Emosi Balei, Suva

Public interest

A DAY after Simon Hazelman’s letter of complaint (FT 19/09) that too much space was being given by The Fiji Times to the alleged assault by the PM on Opposition MP Pio Tikoduadua, The Fiji Times again gave good coverage to it.

The Fiji Times did the right thing by putting public interest over the private personal grievance of Mr Hazelman.

Rajend Naidu, Sydney, Australia

CCTV footage

I READ that the CCTV footage was being viewed and it seems the sound on it was what they were referring to.

What about the evidence of the members of Parliament who were within earshot, why was that being avoided?

Mere Lagilagi, Raviravi, Ba

Parliament issue

I believe Fijians are not happy with Parliament and how they dealt with the PM/Tikoduadua saga.

I believe this led to verbal personal attacks on the Prime Minister, dividing the nation into three groups: the outspoken opposition, the outspoken PM supporters and the silent majority.

It is funny though that the verbal abuse from the opposition is not only directed at the PM, I believe it is also lashed out to anyone who slightly supports our nation’s leader.

Has anyone noticed that despite all the opposition’s anger fired at our Prime Minister for the world to see; he remained calm and focused going about his prime ministerial duties for the benefit of all Fijians.

I have heard his unscripted speeches from the day he got sworn at in Sydney and to his launch of our new Fiji ePassport and I can only say, he is not shaken but is still serious in moving Fiji forward.

Our ship may be going through rough seas and stormy weather and passengers have pressed the panic button; but when the captain is all smile and cool, we know we have a true leader who is confident in navigating our ship to calm waters.

Let us keep praying Fiji!

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Suva

Nausori Town footpaths

Nausori Town is the fourth most populous municipality in the country and due to the new market has reduced the traffic on the main street including the pedestrian.

But it cannot be said for Saturdays as the main street becomes crammed with shoppers.

It becomes a daunting task to walk through the crowd without obstructing the people coming from the other direction that requires quick manoeuvring to avoid collision.

Nausori Town is located on the boarder of the three provinces Tailevu, Naitasiri and Rewa and serves as their main shopping centre providing essential government and regional services.

It is a joy to witness the multiracial town in action and the favourite spot for many is the kava salon in the market where for 20 cents you can get a small size bowl of kava on the go.

However, it is noted with great concern for the safety of the people on the main street along the lines of shop.

Most of the footpath is in a dilapidated conditions and deteriorating.

There are so many cracks, uncovered chambers and undulating surface that could cause a person to trip and fall.

People of all walks of life visit the place including the children and people who suffer from mobility problems are the most vulnerable without any accessibility for wheel chairs.

I believe the municipality has the responsibility and the duty of care towards anyone who visits the business centre.

Their aim is to ensure the areas under their jurisdiction is prosperous and a healthy place to live and work.

The safety of the people must be on the top of the agenda and implemented without delay.

If there is a delay in fixing the hazards, then the administration control such as placing warning signage at the high risk areas must be used to prevent any mishaps.

Satish Nakched, Suva

Making ends meet

I wish to support Pita Soroaqali regarding making ends meet.

Yes third fourth maybe fifth hand clothes stores will work.

But make ends meet is what all or most families struggle with today.

Just look at all the illegal activities going on around us.

Illegal taxis may top the list or should that be drugs?

I don’t know, but you tell me.

I see people walking from house to house sells pies, roti curry parcels, people sitting at strategic busy parts of the road selling something.

“Some” are even for sale rent for a short time – but that’s after hours.

Yes the struggle is real.

Allen Lockington, Kava Place, Waiyavi, Lautoka

Aquatic centre

Hehe… here I go again.

When I visited the site I saw just a handful of people working there.

Oh it is taking shape all right and I look forward to one day going there to have a swim.

Just to update you — groundbreaking was in May, 2017 and the initial cost was $7.3 million and has increased to $12.6 million.

It was to be completed in 12 months.

It’s now more than two years in the making and I am told that construction material costs are skyrocketing.

I have discarded my speedos and opted for a leotard, it stretches when one grows bigger.

Damn, my body is just like the cost of the swimming pool.

Allen Lockington, Kava Place, Waiyavi, Lautoka

Shave heads

The deputy speaker of South Korea’s parliament joined a growing band of politicians who shaved their heads in a protest against a new justice minister whose family is being investigated for suspected wrongdoing.

Can I suggest that all politicians who are against our Prime Minister Bainimarama regarding the case involving Pio Tikoduadua do the same and shave their heads.

They should shave before the next sitting of parliament as a gesture of protest.

I can just imagine sitting on the ruling parties’ side facing a whole lot of bald-headed politicians looking back at me!

One thing is for sure and that is that it’s better to see baldheads than no heads at all.

I believe it’s also another way of starting all over again and getting on with real national issues!

Simon Hazelman, Rava Estate, Savusavu

New passport fees

I believe the latest increase in passport fees shows something is wrong with our economy.

This is my personnel view and not to be seen as anti-government, since some of their policies, I highly praise for their farsighted vision.

Can I ask what is so special about this ePassport compared with the old passport?

Is there really a need or want to have this new ePassport?

At the end of the day everyone who applied or renewed their passport has to fork out extra monies to have a new ePassport.

Otherwise you won’t be able to cross borders.

I guess if prior public consultation was done between government and its citizens, there won’t be many negative comments against this price increase on social media.

Lesson learned, prior public consultation is very important.

Or how about the government extend to 15 years the validity of these new ePassports, which will further justify the increase of current price of $200 from $76 which is about (152 per cent increase)?

Jioji Masivesi, Nadi

Graduation ceremony

The graduating women from the Makoi Women’s Vocational Training Centre looked elegant in their outfit as they graduated with certificates in cooking and pastry, sewing and hydroponic gardening.

I hope the Ministry of Women will help these graduates find a decent job so that they could put their knowledge into practical work.

Thank you The Fiji Times for the colourful picture and report!

I also congratulate all those who graduated from the University of the South Pacific. Definitely the late nights of studying and doing assignments and the hard work have been rewarded for many!

Rajnesh Ishwar Lingam, Nadawa, Nasinu

Human rights

A first step to prevent gender violence against women and girls is for men and boys to be agents of change.

However, because of the complexity of these social issues, I believe women and girls should always be at the centre and it should be women led.

As males, we should not take away the limelight from women because it will deviate from the benevolent cause of reversing the cycle of GBV and inequalities that have stronghold roots in our communities.

Credit is always and should only be due to women.

If you think that you should be praised for doing this work, maybe you should rethink that you are in for the wrong cause.

Jioji Masivesi Cakacaka, Nadi

PRB action

The decision taken by the PRB to evict those who have surpassed wage limits criteria in the Raiwai flats is most welcome.

In an age and era where survival lies in between success and poverty, everyone, I believe, needs to be honest enough and do the right thing.

We the fortunate members of society should be considerate enough and think of our fellow citizens and let’s give them a chance to a decent life they are craving for.

I believe the PRB flats was created for the very same reason to cater for those who lived below poverty line to at least give them a chance to a decent life in their quest for survival and success.

And the steps taken by the PRB is applauded and I believe it sends out clear warnings to all those who wanted to manipulate the system.

I believe this should also flash the red light to those occupying the Lagilagi flats, depriving eligible applicants who are still suffering and waiting.

I hope occupants of these flats who knew that they have surpassed the eligibility criterion will do the right thing and move out rather than stay and be guilty.

Once again thank you PRB for paving the way and giving hope to our less fortunate members of the society.

They also deserved a decent living.

Pita Soroaqali, Nadarivatu

Exam time

Thousands of primary school students will be sitting for Fiji Year 8 exam from Monday, September 23 to Wednesday, September 25 and Fiji Year 6 exam from Thursday, September 26 to Friday, September 27.

These exams will provide an opportunity to all stakeholders to access how productive the academic year was.

It will enable the students to find out about their strengths and challenges and for the teachers to provide feedback about how effective their teaching strategies were.

The parents will also patiently await the exam results to monitor the progress made by their children.

The hard work put in by all stakeholders will now be judged.

Best wishes to all students appearing for the external exams.

Arvind Kumar, Raviravi, Ba

Catching attention

Some people will do anything to catch attention.

To catch the attention of the rest, one has to stand out in the crowd by being different, at times controversial.

Just an example, misbehaving kids in the classroom get the most attention from their teachers.

They need it.

Many kids grow up with this and do not change.

We will always have someone to come up with the opposite which for the rest remains hard to comprehend.

Delusional to the facts, the attention catching behaviour is part of being human.

Mohammed Imraz Janif, Natabua, Lautoka

Thank you

Allow me to sincerely thank Ana at Nadi Town Council for her phone call at 9.52am yesterday, Friday, September 20, in reference to missing/stolen rubbish bins from bus shelters in the Martintar/Namaka corridors of the Queens Rd, as reported in my recent correspondence.

Thankfully, I am advised replacement rubbish bins commencing from Fiji National University, Namaka are being progressively placed, subject to availability.

Let us all be proud of facilities given to keep our municipality neat and clean and tidy…..and let us be respectful of our surroundings.

It is sad having to witness empty beer bottles and empty alcohol cans strewn at several places.

Some of us, just do not “have it.”

Am somewhat relieved…. MISSION #2 ACCOMPLISHED.

Ronnie Chang, Mountainview, Martintar, Nadi

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