Letters to the Editor – September 30, 2018

Congratulations in order...from left, Jinesh Patel, Kirit Patel, Fred Wesley, Rajesh Patel and Hank Arts. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

Let the good Times roll

FOR me, I just want to say, “Yeah, let the good (Fiji) Times roll”.

Allen Lockington, Kava Place, Waiyavi, Lautoka

Bula rights

IT’S amazing to see some of our political parties unite to take action against the universal trademark rights of the word “bula”.

Such is the unity we have all been expecting to see displayed.

All it took was an outside influence to set the wheels in motion.

Yes, the world is indeed a big place and sparring with each other is not going to make life any easier or our lives any more productive.

Let’s continue this unity and truly live out our “bula” trademark values: hospitality, life and prosperity.

Joan McGoon, Jetpoint, Martintar, Nadi

Dash cam policing

SINCE Land Transport Authority (LTA) cannot manage the deteriorating recklessness on our roads, it is about time motorists be encouraged to install dashboard cameras to capture bad behaviour on our roads.

A “Fiji Dash Cam” page to be created on Facebook — where footage can be posted and viewed on the internet.

This footage will prove useful for police and encourage reckless drivers to be vigilant!

Dash cams ought to be made duty-free so as to make them affordable and widespread!

It also serves as a cheap form of insurance for owners.

Time to police the police, government, and the general public!

Simon Hazelman, Rava Estate, Savusavu

United front

NFP leader Biman Prasad has clearly mentioned that any other political party member who wants to contest the election as a united front with NFP has to resign from their current party and become a member of NFP and then go through the selection process to become a NFP candidate.

I believe that once a party member resigns from their own party to join NFP clearly means that the member will leave, quit, and walk out, step down and to give oneself over without resistance from their own party in order to join NFP.

Question is how one contests the election as a united front if the member does not remain a member of their own party.

Gulsher Ali, Lautoka

Biggest problem

FOR as long as I can remember the biggest problem with unity hasn’t been the people – it’s always been politicians, from years ago, until now — who’ve continued to divide people along ethnic and religious lines including using sensitive issues such as land ownership to ramp up people’s emotions.

The problem is, most of these politicians don’t have the intestinal fortitude to own up to their divisive driven speeches and policies.

Growing up, we all got along well together until elections came around — and then the proverbial “poo” hit the fan thanks to politicians who manipulated the masses with their cleverly designed “hate” speeches from “spin doctors” who knew how to capture votes with their strategic marketing.

Will it ever change?

Maybe, but the same brand of gutter level politics is still skulking in the shadows, ever so subtly planting their unscrupulous seeds in the various on-line media platforms.

Colin Deoki, Australia

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