Happy country

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa, Suva | Tuesday, January 2, 2018
It is good for us Fijians to be ranked as the happiest country in the globe by topping the happiness index in the global end-of-year survey on hope, optimism and happiness (FT 30/12).

Respondents were asked: "In general, do you personally feel very happy, happy, neither happy nor unhappy, unhappy or very unhappy about your life?

In Fiji, 94 per cent said they were happy or very happy, 2 per cent were unhappy or very unhappy and 4 per cent were neither happy nor unhappy.

When the percentage of those who are unhappy is subtracted from the percentage of those who are happy, Fiji polled a happiness index of 92 per cent which was the highest of all countries surveyed in 2017.

Generally, for us Fijians, we consider ourselves to be the happiest people in the world, with or without the declaration of any such polls.

As we farewell 2017 and welcome 2018, can we say that despite all the negatives thrown in by the opposition this happy country also reflects the good governance by our Prime Minister and his FijiFirst party?

Let us pray that come 2018, Fiji will continue to be the happiest country in the world and that God will answer prayer in the election of a government that will continue to be a blessing on its people.

Happy New Year 2018, happiest country!

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