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Arun Prasad


Firstly, I wish to com­mend Fiji Sun for keep­ing Fi­jians posted, dur­ing the Rio Olympics via its colour­ful pic­tures and apt nar­ra­tions of the var­i­ous sports. Vi­naka. I was over­whelmed with the Prime Min­is­ter’s ad­dress dur­ing the celebrations on Mon­day 22/8/2016.

I re­quest Fi­jians to read his ad­dress F/S 23/8 if you have missed it. I wish to take my cue from his comments “But some peo­ple sim­ply weren’t team play­ers.” I ask the var­i­ous Min­is­ters, are you a team player?

If yes, bravo! If not, it’s time to get our “act to­gether”. He goes on to say: “So Team Fiji is start­ing to play as it should - giv­ing ev­ery­one on a level play­ing field a go and as we score more points for our na­tion, we are de­ter­mined to con­tinue to leave no one be­hind.

“We are tak­ing the marginalised, the elderly, the sick and the dis­abled with us.” Per­fect. Toso Viti! Whilst we are cel­e­brat­ing the great rugby vic­tory in the Olympics, and why not, can I re­quest the Gov­ern­ment to also take the new teacher re­cruits, who are marginalised on board too? Can the Gov­ern­ment hon­our them by giv­ing them their right­ful grad­u­ate salary of $21,438.00 rather than $12,360.00? Can we put them on a “level play­ing field” with their fel­low col­leagues, please?

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