Letters to the Editor – Sunday, June 6, 2021
6 June, 2021, 5:54 pm
Words of leaders
I love the word encouragement.
Because the greatest part of this word is courage.
Leaders who encourage are always seen as exemplary role models.
When a country is going through a crisis, people hang off the words of their leaders.
Positive leadership is about spreading hope.
Sad to say, I believe this hasn’t been the case recently with the way FRIEND CEO was treated by two of the most senior role models in the country.
Both of you know what to do and what needs to be done.
Whether you have the intestinal fortitude to do it, remains to be seen.
Your people are watching and waiting.
Colin Deoki, Australia
Pillar of strength
Sashi Kiran, director of FRIENDS NGO, thank you for being a pillar of strength to all women out there.
You epitomise the complete package of women in leadership.
Alipate Tuberi, Suva
Election is your future, your children’s future and your great-grandchildren’s future and most importantly your country’s future and nothing less.
Next time you vote, just remember this.
Elections are not victories but celebrations of change.
Elections will take you to prosperity is limited belief and limited foresight; it will take your country to prosperity is deemed sincere.
Elections have been causes of failure is a lesson.
Elections has something to do about race is scare.
Elections have an overnight impact is over ambitious.
Elections mean business will grow and help alleviate poverty is genuine.
Elections to demean someone and overlooking a resourceful candidate, is regrettable.
Elections have so many characteristics but what overwrites all is elections is nothing to do with heart, it has to be purely economical.
Sanjay Kumar, Suva
What happens next?
I witnessed this from a fair distance in Vitogo Pde (Lautoka) this week.
An individual who appeared not to be of sound mind walked away with an infringement notice placed under the wiper of a vehicle by a council employee.
How would this situation unfold when the vehicle owner becomes aware of the notice later on?
Mohammed Imraz Janif, Natabua, Lautoka
Truly you are the minister for everything.
Jeez could you chill for once?
Too much of everything is not good for the body especially on the brain.
AREKI DAWAI, Suva
RIGHT from the beginning
Things have been happening
With new things emerging
And new ideas arising
New tasks undertaking
As new opportunities opening
Many new things facing
New challenges approaching
New choices confronting
New decisions demanding
New actions for implementing
So many things starting
Requiring new understanding
And a lot of questioning
Beginning is a new feeling
Yet the past still lingering
But new things forthcoming
Heralding a new beginning
And the future is intriguing
New campaign now beginning
As life needs a new meaning
It’s the dawn of a new beginning.
BHAGWANJI BHINDI, Nasinu
It ends with me.
#Stop violence against women & girls.
My one sentence awareness.
J M Cakacaka, Tadra- Votualevu, Nadi
Help for the needy
Vinaka valevu schoolteacher Rajnesh Lingam for providing assistance to the most needy around the vast Nasinu area.
The Nasinu area is densely populated and to have reached out to residents of these communities during this crisis is testament of character and humanity.
The emotions on residents’ faces in Friday’s 6pm news explains it all.
I was touched and deeply moved.
I’m contemplating initiating the same thing in my community but I must first profile and screen each household to ascertain the most needy and prioritise assistance.
I am unemployed but I strongly believe I can gather a few people whom I know that have the resources at their disposal that can contribute both in cash and kind towards this cause.
It’s never too late!
Vinaka vakalevu master!
Alipate Tuberi, Suva