It rained yesterday morning in the Capital City. It took a shocking one hour five minutes to make what should have been a five-minute drive through the back streets of Kinoya in Nasinu.
When the calendar struck 20th February, nasty memories from Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston came alive and we came together to reflect and commemorate the second anniversary.
Can we have eticketing recharge machines in schools also please? Not all students carry prepaid cards provided by Government.
Just after two days of me writing in the papers regarding the above ... it's back on. After 15 years ... it's back on! Congrats to Savusavu soccer. Can the management please confirm as per last paragraph, is it really that the players who participate in the knockout will be considered for the district team?
Or are you trying to fool players and Fiji FA? So down the season, the interest for the players dies down and the games come to a halt.
A. SHARIFF SHAH
I was reading social media the other day and saw the dumping ground at the mouth of the Sigatoka River. Unfortunately I was unable to attach the photos, but heavy metal was evidently dumped there by the company that was dredging the Sigatoka River. They dredged and at the same time dumped their rubbish there.
As a person on the ground I found out that some recipients of small government grants are abusing the system. The husband received it, wife received it and now the children are applying for the same grant.
This is in regards to the traffic jam from Malolo to Nadi Town every morning.
I write to commend the efforts of the A-G in securing help from India while he was there to attend the World Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi.
I BEAMED with surprise and smiled when I saw the picture of Hank Arts and Rajesh Patel after the historical agreement that makes The Fiji Times the official soccer newspaper.
MY heart goes out to Asinate Buisokosoko, who lives in fear hoping and praying there is never a repeat of Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston (FT 20/2). Having lost her six-year-old daughter two years ago, she clearly remembers when the third tidal wave that crashed on to Nasau Village separated them.
WILL our stadium be full? Will alcohol be flowing? Are the people of Fiji prepared for costume mode? Will it be live on TV? What would the ticket price be?
I BELIEVE our country's public transport system has improved tremendously through the many improved public utilities our government has prioritised from its many past annual national budgets, specifically in the improvement of our many roads and highways, incentives and tax concessions for new luxury buses, quality vehicles for taxis and new mini-vans.
AS a representative and an elder of Natabua, I wish to bring to the Fiji Roads Authority the condition of the Natabua road.
I REALLY want to salute Wise Muavono after reading his letter to the Editor with the heading "My story" (FT 17/02).
GARETH Baber has made his call.
THE declaration by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services of an outbreak of dengue in Nadi and Ba is cause for great concern.
Yes, great idea to ask for higher pay and contracting our 7s rugby players.
One plays the sport because he or she loves and enjoys doing it, you get wounded, tired, you buy the necessary gear to equip one ready to play, but all in all the spoils are there if a player makes it big time in representing his country, it is the sponsors that will make that difference.
The volume of music in some Suva shops is very disturbing. This could be the same in other urban areas to some extent.
The State has emphasised the importance of education. High value is placed on it by all Fijians. Demands for school rehabilitation in areas destroyed by Cyclone Winston cannot be met overnight because of the slowness in certain areas of work by certain stakeholders. The urgent need for our children to have proper school facilities such as school buildings at the beginning of 2018 is not a good sign.
I would like to express my appreciation towards the Aavishkar academy of performance of arts for bringing their talents and knowledge about the "Gujarat" India to our beloved shores.
The advantage of local club soccer is you give a lot more players a chance to get into district teams.
I decry the delay and stalling of house reconstruction on Koro Island (FT 19/2) now that another cyclone (Gita) had just surpassed us.
Local road authorities have stressed the point that drivers in Fiji are careless and some don't respect road signs and do not respect road construction being carried out.
It is with great pleasure that the Sheraton Fiji Resort has played host to the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers Meeting. The theme for this high profile meeting is "Sustainability and Resilience: Can Education Deliver?" The drua or canoe, which is a symbol of Fiji's tradition and culture, marked the fact that Fiji has been tasked with the responsibility of making policies that will be carried forward to the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting to be held in the United Kingdom. Therefore, this conference of such a huge magnitude will provide the cushion and set the fabric on which Commonwealth governments could build sustainable and inclusive economies.
Asinate Buisokosoko, like thousands of people affected in one way or another by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston in 2016, harbour many memories of that fateful day. Many of them battle constantly with the horror that unfolded on February 20 that year.
To Gareth Baber.
So many people criticise the FRA workers for being sluggish and not following proper road rules while building roads, but I would like to thank them for their hard work and commitment.
There has not been any organised club soccer in Savusavu for the past 15 years.
Fiji FA, are you aware of this?
My brother Rajnesh Lingam your comments here please.
A. SHARIFF SHAH
I note with sadness the marine casualty involving the MV Butiraoi in Kiribati. The vessel, carrying about 80 passengers failed to reach her destination.
It has been said that it's a bit rude to cut off a person you are talking to on the phone.
Congrats to Albert and Lenoa for their wins in the promotions of a brand new Nissan XTrail and Hyundai Santa Fe.
I believe Bijay Chand has been acting as the chief executive officer of Suva City Council for a number of years now.
My wife and I celebrated our 49th anniversary as best friends on Saturday.
THE statement by the Ministry of Health that there is no cure for dengue fever should be a wake-up call for us all.