Fiji Sun - - PM’S AUST VISIT - Avi­nesh Gopal M: (679) 3307555 Email: avi­[email protected]­jisun. com.fjj

A sign at the newly-in­stalled traf­fic lights at Ed­in­burgh Drive, Waimanu Road, Princes Road and Kings Road junc­tion is quite pe­cu­liar. It ad­vises pedes­tri­ans to cross when the road is clear be­cause the traf­fic light is not func­tion­ing. This is one of the busiest junc­tions in Sam­ab­ula, which also caters for Fiji Na­tional Univer­sity stu­dents. And to think the lights were in­stalled re­cently. Road safety should be a pri­or­ity and au­thor­i­ties must make sure traf­fic lights are work­ing.


Fi­jians around the world are con­fi­dent that the Fiji Air­ways Fly­ing Fi­jians will de­feat the Wal­la­bies in their first match of the Rugby World Cup next week­end. BTL has been told that the gen­eral feel­ing is that the team has pre­pared well for the World Cup cam­paign. A critic said the play­ers should be re­minded of Les Brown’s quote -”the harder the bat­tle, the sweeter the vic­tory”. It ba­si­cally means that if they work hard for any­thing, the fi­nal out­come is that much sweeter. A win will not be easy, though.


A visit to night­clubs for a few drinks is a com­mon thing for many cou­ples. How­ever, it of­ten does not end well for some of them, es­pe­cially when both part­ners are drunk. BTL wit­nessed an in­ci­dent a few nights ago when a cou­ple was thrown out of a night­club. Along with them were some other young boys and a few punches were thrown here and there on the city’s main street. The fe­male part­ner, how­ever, was the one on the re­ceiv­ing end of things from her hus­band who ac­cused her of all sorts of things. The main al­le­ga­tion was that she was try­ing her luck on one of the boys, but de­spite her de­nials she was sworn at and as­saulted. Con­sid­er­ing the sit­u­a­tion, it is ad­vis­able that cou­ples drink in mod­er­a­tion when vis­it­ing night­clubs be­cause such cases of­ten re­sult in tragedies. Bet­ter still; cou­ples should just drink at home.

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