Advance preparation is crucial

FIJI is now picking the pieces Cyclone Winston left behind in its wake. The deadly category 5 storm that ripped through the island nation last weekend had left behind a trail of unimaginable destruction. The death toll had risen to almost 30 and may increase further as the full extent of the devastation unfolds. It…

Wrong way to handle money

Dear Editor – To begin, after receiving my change from a fifty dollars ($50) note, I made a count to ensure receiving the rightful amount. It was right; however, something strange and unusual caught my attention during the course of my counting: a Telekom mobile number was clearly written on the surface of one of…

Proactive policing

Dear Editor – I congratulate the RSIPF one again teaching music to young people as part of a pro-active community policing initiative. This was done previously in 1998 when the members of the police band helped in a similar way with a group of young, interested musicians. The then British High Commissioner contributed sheet music…

Home for Kurukuru

Dear Editor – A home speaks of protection, rest, identity, and future. Every time the Kururkuru secure a victory the whole nation went bananas. The die-hard fans would frequent the video outlet shops to hopefully get a glimpse of the excitement. In 2008 I was privileged to cook for them the whole tournament in Suva,…

SIPA noodle import

Dear Editor – It was with a great deal of disappointment that I read the article published in the Friday edition of the newspaper that covered the CEO of SIPA and his intention to add Noodles to his long list of folly’s outside the remit under which SIPA is supposed to operate. My Yow, the…

NZ seasonal work scheme

Dear Editor – Thanks for allowing me space so I can express myself some of the practices and unfair salary returns working in a farm in New Zealand under the much publicised Seasonal Workers scheme. My experience must be exposed so not to give false promises to others who might contemplate having a go at…