So often we constantly hear updates of where the eye of the cyclone is located or moving. This mode of communication best suits mariners.
Location codes like degrees, west-southwest and the likes are unknown to the majority of rural dwellers and some urban dwellers, like myself, who struggle to figure out where the eye of the cyclone is.
It’s time to modify this to the benefit of all cross sections of Fiji and the Pacific. By now the names of all the villages and settlements in Fiji are well known to all forms of the media – radio, TV, mobile phones and newspapers. When the path of the cyclone is known or expected, the names of all the affected villages should be announced so that all those directly impacted will take heed accordingly, especially the young, old and vulnerable. perience for me as well as people trying to contact me. My only other alternative has been to use my mobile phone and pray a lot while using the internet connection.
It is really like living on a deserted island where Telecom has the only boat anchored out at the reef. You can see it but it’s no use to you or anyone else. I am sending this message in a bottle and I hope you get it. Maybe Telecom might come closer to land and rescue me before you get this message.
Every time it rains heavily the blocked drains and sideways emerges of pile of rubbish, bottles, cartons, house-hold and industrial waste.
Don’t blame the drains; it’s the rubbish that people throw everywhere ends up in drains. Litter awareness seems to be neglected. welcome to show Fijians her plans on how best she can contribute constructively and more meaningfully. Our FijiFirst government was overwhelmingly voted in by the majority and mandated to govern, reengineer and manage our economy, clear the backlogs, weed corruption and strictly not to engage with Ro Teimumu’s Opposition for the next four years as it will be politically suicidal.
Please, let us not politicise our current situation but concentrate on the task at hand because it is absolutely nonsense when our fellow dear Fijians affected are still suffering and reeling from the aftermath, destruction, shock, trauma and devastation from the Monster TC Winston. Just a reminder to those that have forgotten, SODELPA and Ro Teimumu were voted into the Opposition by their supporters but not to govern. That is simply where they belong until the 2018 elections. It is the Fijian peoples’ verdict and so will the FijiFirst government’s political agenda.
In hindsight, all these international donors will synchronise, collaborate as they only recognise the legitimate ruling FijiFirst government of the day but not the Opposition; it has always been like that ever since in any circumstance. The ultimate cornerstone and demonstration of our Fijian made democracy was when Ro Teimumu’s vote of no confidence against Voreqe Bainimarama’s tested leadership was overwhelmingly defeated during our last Parliament session.