Sad curtain

Rajnesh Ishwar Lingam, Naawa, Nasinu | Monday, January 1, 2018
Today we enter the first day of 2018 with a lot of meaningful and positive vibes as we look forward to another enterprising, exciting but challenging year.
ATS workers outside their headquarters in Nadi. Picture: BALJEET SINGH
ATS workers outside their headquarters in Nadi. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

While all seemed to go well, the ATS saga brought down a sad curtain on 2017.

Sadly, I'm down as I feel for the ATS workers who were locked out of their jobs and as we enter the 16th day and no concrete resolution has come forward.

I plead with the relevant authorities to put aside personal issues and come to the dialogue table and solve the impasse as the school year is about to start.

On the other hand, the presence of Archbishop Loy Chong would have brought dozens of hope to the workers who have been out of job for the past 15 days.

I hope that as the new year progresses, the impasse at ATS will become something of the past.

Let's bury the ghosts of 2017 and light a new 2018 where we can truly preach what we have been preaching during COP23 conference, talanoa or Ryan's veilomani.

Furthermore, I acknowledge the efforts of our No.1 The Fiji Times for standing by the true principles of journalism and that is accurate and transparent reporting.

You have won fame and hearts by not bending but standing tall and proud despite the high level of criticism labelled at you. No wonder The Fiji Times is followed by many and we prefer reading and believing what comes in The Fiji Times. Please continue this dignity come 2018.

You may not please all but more friends will hold your hands. I also thank my fellow Letters to the Editor writers for their daily contribution.

From the Sugar City we have the "Lion heart" writers in Nishant, Kriti, Narayan and Wise and the evergreen Suresh, Dan and Allen and then our rugby experts in Bill and Shalwyn, Save, Floyd, Lawrence, Savu, Tukai, Finau, Shah and the stalwart from the Friendly North Sukha Singh. Thank you for lighting up the Letters to the Editor column. Once again a big vinaka vakalevu to one and all and a happy and prosperous 2018 and God bless our beloved Fiji! Ni sa moce 2017!

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