The revelation that there is an outbreak of the life-threatening meningococcal disease in Fiji is a concern.
"We have the players, we have the fans and we have the ability to stage international events. My Government is fully committed to making this happen. Now it is time for the sevens to return to its spiritual home to allow our people to see our players on home turf, playing the best in the world."
With all due respect to the sentiments expressed in this newspaper by Professor Steven Ratuva (FT/20/3) in regards to the likelihood of our first woman prime minister, I am of the view that proven records are better than words and knowledge.
It was reported in the media that the Minister for Economy had begun the budget consultation process at FNU this week.
From the brief clip that was shown, I believe it appeared to be a briefing on Government's performance.
Now that most zones have completed their competitions, the cream of athletes have stamped a name for themselves at the upcoming Fiji finals.
Reading Millie Tupua's post on Facebook the other day really touched me and I have nothing else to say but to thank her through this column so everyone who missed her post could at least be aware of this young girl's generosity.
In reference to Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa's letter "Let them pay" (FT 20/03), I believe full responsibility is with the driver for a safe and non-violent journey.
I congratulate Tanya Waqanika, Lenora Qereqeretabua and Lynda Tabuya for stepping into politics.
I had a smile on my face after reading the warning by the Police Commissioner that abuse of police vehicles will not be tolerated.
I thank my friend Sukha Singh for his invitation to respond to his (presumably tongue-in-cheek) letter of 18/3, which nevertheless raises some important questions about translation in Fiji.
Safety of workers
I must applaud the LCC for the pruning of tree branches on Sunday near the children's park. My only request to the council is for the workers to be provided with proper gear. Workers were seen without ear muffs, gloves and safety glasses while operating the chainsaw. The overalls worn, hard hats and shoes were to OHS standard but the work being done needs more than these items. Even the person conducting the traffic had no reflector vests.
It is plain disgusting to read of rowdy students who ripped out four bus seats and threw them out of the bus, broke windscreen and rear-screen and damaged lights in two consecutive nights of unprecedented vandalism on buses.
Thanks for your editorial (FT 14/3) about our love affair with sevens rugby and the great support our sevens team have received in every venue in the world where the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series has been staged. Like your newspaper, many of us living abroad follow and support our Fiji sevens team as a way to maintain our connection with our country of birth.
Have you noticed that once someone makes the move to indiscriminately dump rubbish where it's not allowed, others follow suit? That is what I call "lazy following the lazy".
I have time and again called on authorities concerned to ticket all above who find no other place to tether their livestock but right beside the roadside. Some end up to FEA poles.
The death of the 50-year-old man in the Natadola Rd accident last week is indeed sad.
I am writing to the concerned authorities on issues about poor road signs along the highway of Lautoka City.
THE national soccer team flew out of the country yesterday, bound for the Philippines.
I was saddened to read about the passing away of former Flying Fijians coach Mac McCallion.
Can Walesi start posting guides of the eight channels online or on screen.
What is the point of having a box capable of recording when you have no clue of the program listing.
Karua ga ni mata boko!
I saw a post on Facebook describe a visit to Parliament as a lifetime opportunity.
ON Saturday 17/3 I went to Total service station situated at the top of Sukanaivalu Rd (Drasa, Vitogo) to buy kava and my phone top up.
I believe there is a need for Fiji Electricity Authority to make known to the public the uncertainties concerning consumer security deposit.
It is disappointing to see police not fully taking control of the traffic situation in Nadi Town, as a result commuters suffer unnecessarily.
Boxing was once the pride of Fiji.
The revelation that we recorded 1854 confirmed dengue fever cases between January 1 and March 8 this year should be a concern.
WHEN we translate a booklet into a different language, do we know how many people can read a booklet translated into Hindi or the iTaukei language? Or we just go ahead and print the number one thinks will be adequate?
FROM research I did, official vehicles that carry dignitaries usually travel at high speed to avoid being targeted by would be assailants.
The population census taken by Narayan Reddy at Shirley Park in Lautoka is probably an indication of the growth in menaces caused by stray dogs (FT 15/3).
PEOPLE who are addicted to alcoholic drinks such as beer should try to get used to the most natural, delicious local beer — the green coconut — in an attempt to gradually embrace this very healthy, cool drink.
THE letters by Sachidha Nath and Vivien Mitchell in yesterday's FT (17/3/18 p28) regarding the life and work of Stephen Hawking are acknowledged.