Fes­tive cau­tion

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Ti­moci Gau­nav­inaka,

Nau­sori

As we now ap­proach the fes­tive sea­son with Christ­mas par­ties and end of the year break-ups, we must re­main cau­tious of po­ten­tial mishaps and ac­ci­dents that can oc­cur. Year after year we ap­proach this sea­son with all en­thu­si­asm just to find out that some of us never reach the New Year. Too of­ten we hear about chil­dren drown­ing while out with their friends for a hol­i­day swim in the river or creeks.

There are deaths from road ac­ci­dents re­sult­ing from drink and drive or drunk pedes­trian. Some die from in­juries re­sult­ing from brawls trig­gered by al­co­hol in­tox­i­ca­tion. There are cases of rapes of vic­tims who had their drinks spiked or were just too drunk to make ra­tio­nal de­ci­sions. Then there are those who are in­vaded by in­trud­ers in the com­fort of their own homes and lose their wealth and some­times their lives. Let us take pre­cau­tion in the next two months and stay alert not only for our­selves but also for all our loved ones. Let us en­sure that we do ev­ery­thing right to reach Christ­mas, New Year and be­yond. Let us do­nate gen­er­ously to those who are un­for­tu­nate and pray for the quick re­cov­ery of those who suf­fered and lost so much from Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Win­ston.

May we all en­joy this fes­tive sea­son in peace and stay safe.

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