There was a story in your paper on July 12, 2020, which was about a Fijian in Africa helping our children from “a thousand miles away”.
This Fijian woman is in Bamako, Mali, Africa. Mali is where Timbuktu is. So I Googled Suva to Bamako and the distance is 19,000 kilometres – a big difference when compared to “a thousand miles away”.
It’s like a regular bright spark in one of the letters columns, who suggested that the Minister for Economy should distribute $1 million to 900,000 Fijians during COVID-19 and they would receive approximately $1000 each.
Of course, if you distribute $1m to 1m people they get $1 each. It appears that a thousand miles and $1m are big numbers for some Fijians.
Perhaps these examples tell us something about the size of the country?