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Job well done Kaushal Ku­mar, Nadawa

I was glad to see Shalveen Chand’s story Fiji Sun (10/05) on the stop or­der be­ing is­sued to three high-rise struc­tures in Suva, es­pe­cially the steel build­ing in Flagstaff. Now they can­not start con­struc­tion again un­til they pro­vide proof of com­pli­ance with the Na­tional Build­ing Code.

I say job well done to the Suva City Coun­cil and Gov­ern­ment for en­sur­ing our safety.

Lock­down Pranil Ram, Nadi

How Con­fi­dent?

Lock­ing down may be easy, but lift­ing the lock­down may be as dif­fi­cult as solv­ing a puz­zle.

I be­lieve the com­mon de­nom­i­na­tor is how con­fi­dent the au­thor­i­ties feel about pub­lic trans­port, so­cial dis­tanc­ing and per­sonal hy­giene.

Cure for Racial Pro­fil­ing Pranil Ram, Nadi

So yet again, this friendly re­minder is seen and heard on com­mu­nity broad­casts. I de­cided to re­search a bit and the in­ter­est­ing def­i­ni­tion I found was, “Racial pro­fil­ing is the use of race or eth­nic­ity as grounds for sus­pect­ing some­one of hav­ing com­mit­ted an of­fence”.

So yet again we deal with trust is­sues. We seem to no longer trust our fel­low­men. Need­less to say, the Barter for Bet­ter Fiji page is do­ing won­ders in trans­form­ing our com­mu­nity. When money no longer be­comes an is­sue, trust and ca­ma­raderie seem to abound and racial pro­fil­ing be­comes a thing of the past.

God bless Fiji!

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