Un­em­ploy­ment

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Nau­sori Gov­ern­ment’s ini­tia­tive to pro­vide ter­tiary loan’s scheme and other schol­ar­ships are be­ing well utilised by our youths. The rise in ter­tiary en­rol­ments means more of our coun­try’s youths are now ad­vanc­ing with ed­u­ca­tion.

But I would like to ask if there are jobs for all who grad­u­ate? If yes, then why are many sit­ting at home aim­less and job­less. Giv­ing loans to study was our Gov­ern­ment’s ini­tia­tive, but with­out jobs how will stu­dents pay back the money and with in­ter­est too. It’s the tax­pay­ers’ money Gov­ern­ment had used to give the loan. Then why charge in­ter­est on the stu­dents? It’s high time Gov­ern­ment started cre­at­ing job op­pur­tu­ni­ties for grad­u­ates. As there is a say­ing ‘ev­ery­thing comes with a price these days’. Giv­ing loans is just an­other bur­den to our youths. Why not give free full time schol­ar­ships?

Am­rit Singh,

With the hard train­ing our Voda­fone Fi­jian 7s squad are go­ing through with Ben Ryan, the $30,000 each re­ward, if they win gold in Rio, is far from their minds, as they need to prove them­selves fit and in the right mind­set for coach Ryan. In the his­tory of the Olympic Games, Fiji has never won any medal, but our 7s team this year has a good chance to win gold if they pre­pare well and fol­low coach Ryan’s game plan. Our boys, as they train daily, need our prayers and sup­port, es­pe­cially Jar­ryd Haynes, who threw away big money to be part of the Voda­fone Fi­jian 7s squad for the Olympic Games and con­fess­ing that he loves the “lotu” (church ser­vice) that is part of the team. Whether the team wins a gold, sil­ver or bronze medal, the medal cash will be en­joyed

I had pre­dicted in my many pre­vi­ous let­ters that Si­tiveni Rabuka’s lead­er­ship at the SODELPA House will sig­nal the demise of this po­lit­i­cal party. But the ma­jor­ity had spo­ken through a demo­cratic process de­signed by their man­age­ment board and they had thrown their full sup­port be­hind him; the Fi­jiFirst party must now not worry about an Op­po­si­tion in our 2018 elec­tions. Why couldn’t Rabuka re-reg­is­ter his for­mer SVT Party to prove his point? Why did he have to ride on the suc­cesses built by those cur­rent hard­work­ing SODELPA mem­bers who are in Par­lia­ment to­day? Doesn’t one think they de­serve an op­por­tu­nity to lead? The swing of votes by their mem­bers sig­nal their ab­so­lute dis­trust of Ro Tei­mumu, Vil­iame Ga­voka, Anara Jale, Ro Kini Kili­raki and Ratu Isoa Tikoca whom they see as not hav­ing the right cre­den­tials to lead them through to the next elec­tion and that is a fact no one can dis­pute; rightly so these MP’s must now accept their new cap­tain. Chris­tian Mis­sion Fellowship In­ter­na­tional founder Rev­erend Su­liasi Ku­rulo re­port­edly pro­fessed that he had a vi­sion shown to him whilst pray­ing that a for­mer prime min­is­ter will be the next pres­i­dent of SODELPA. But I fail to un­der­stand why did he not con­fi­dently come out in pub­lic as a man of God to tell all well be­fore the AGM elec­tions? He only had the guts and courage to say so be­fore the re­sults was re­vealed on Fri­day, June 25. What a joke! Is this a guessing game? From the sup­port­ers who at­tended the SODELPA meet­ing it now only con­firms it­self as a po­lit­i­cal party with not many other Fi­jians in­sight, but all of iTaukei ori­gin. Rabuka is again at his best apol­o­gis­ing in the Cakau­drove iTaukei di­alect to those present. This man is the big­gest drama king in our po­lit­i­cal arena, but ever since he re­gained con­scious­ness of his wrong do­ings he has al­ways been apol­o­gis­ing to the wrong peo­ple.

I would sug­gest to him to go and lo­cate, ir­re­spec­tive of where in the world they now live, all those who di­rectly suf­fered from the coup and in­di­vid­u­ally seek their for­give­ness and com­pen­sate them ac­cord­ingly. Maybe it might be pru­dent for those sup­port­ers to ask him why he re­signed in 1999 af­ter be­ing rel­e­gated as Op­po­si­tion Leader when his SVT Party was over­whelm­ingly de­feated by the FLP. I have great plea­sure in in­tro­duc­ing the ‘Laugh­ing Samoans’.

I have to thank the Min­is­ter for Fi­nance, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, for let­ting us know that a used ve­hi­cle landed cost is $8000 and is sold at $22,000, which is 275 per cent profit for the im­porter. You have beaten Premila Ku­mar on this one. Now I know how eas­ily one get rich.

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