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| Monday, January 15, 2018
Aid reports

When I read in The Fiji Times 12/01 'Australia blasts China aid' I wanted to contribute a reply but then I spotted the Canberra Times article 'Australian criticism of Chinese aid to Pacific nations borderline hypocrisy' ( 12/01 ).

I think that article sums up the Australian stance.

Rajend Naidu

Raiwai, Suva

Ministerial role

I thought that Jone Usamate was the Minister for Employment Opportunities, Productivity and Industrial Relations.

But I read a report (FT 13/1) saying that acting Transport Minister Jone Usamate opened the new LTA Suva Express Office at the My FNPF Center in Suva.

Goodness me, how many portfolios do our ministers have? How do they cope with the extra loads?

Allen Lockington

Kava Place, Waiyavi, Lautoka

Current heat

The current heat in Suva is certainly something else as it's been almost unbearable over the past week. Spells of downpour and cloudy weather don't mean much as after a little while the scorching heat is back and adamant.

Compared with January over the past five years, the heat of 2018 supersedes and is a reality which people of Suva are learning to live with.

In previous years, spells of heavy rain and depression resulting in flooding were acquainted with January.

Is this a reality of climate change? Is this weather likely to persist?

Does this mean a very cold time around May-August?

Only time will tell but for now the heat is for real and we have no choice but to live with it.

Floyd Robinson

Nasinu, Lautoka

ATS saga

Thank you Dylan Kava (FT 13/01). Settling for anything is not appropriate. I believe appreciation is one thing, injustice is another.

Kirti Patel


Private cars

So many private cars are picking passengers along Drasa Vitogo every day.

I am told that it's cheaper to travel in a private car then a taxi.

In Lautoka, one can see a lot of private cars operating as taxis from various streets in the city. To me it looks like the private taxis will continue to operate no matter what anyone tries.

John Brown

Drasa Vitogo, Lautoka

Kava price

I believe local demand ensures high price of kava.

Dan Urai


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