| Thursday, May 18, 2017


"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me."

I often repeat the above phrase before going on a mission in Middle East. Now, I'm saying it during my early morning walks because the road is in darkness because of defective streetlights.

Wise Muavono

Balawa, Lautoka

Fair pay

I believe workers must look at political parties' manifesto on fair pay and living wages with minimum pay that can build for a decent retirement.

Dan Urai


London 7s

Whatever happens, I am not giving up on you boys. Rise and shine in London please! Yes, you can.

Joeli Naleca


Ray of hope

I hope we win the London 7s.

That's all we can hope for. Definition for hope — a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.

Allen Lockington

Kava Place, Waiyavi, Lautoka

Underwater 7s

IF anyone can suggest an iTaukei word or phrase for "discipline", please send it to the TV newsroom which used this English word in an iTaukei news sentence this week.

I thought at first I would let this irregularity pass. But, in the same news report — on the Paris and London sevens tournaments — we heard of "pool games" described, once again, as qito vakatobu.

I get what the newswriter means, of course, but because I do not think in English, I could not help imagine rugby sevens being played underwater — as an aquatic sport!

Surely, TV audiences in Fiji deserve better crafted news reports than this from reporters with a bit more pride in their mother tongue and in their profession.

Savenaca Nacanaitaba


Local players

Whether league or union, foremost are players' commitment and both local bodies should work on development of our local players rather than relying on overseas ones whose priority is to keep fit for their clubs for their bread and butter.

Samuela Naicegucegu

Waya St, Lautoka

Sweet sugar

I believe the sugar cane industry today needs a champion not a stand up comedian to put it back on track. The livelihood of our farmers is no joking matter. They too are human.

Vijay S Nand

Samabula, Suva

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