Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On
Allen Lockington is a self-employed customs agent and business consultant who has regular articles published in Fiji. I thank Allen for permission to reprint some of them in this political blog. They remind us that life goes on, whatever the political situation. And it's good to know that.
Obscurity to Opportunity
Isimeli Taqea has been plucked from obscurity to opportunity. I’m sure if we had been having the provincial sevens tournaments we would have been able to spot more young men like him.
Sport is also an investment because not all of us will become teachers, doctors, nurses, lawyers and many more. We have lots of young people who are more proficient in sport and they can make a decent living if they had the opportunity.
Fiji is a name in world sports, even though our ranking has fallen somewhat, but we are still there and many of our young sportsmen and women live a comfortable life overseas. The benefit is also found in money sent home to relatives.
We have three universities to be proud of, how many eventually take their BA in commerce, accounting and end up representing Fiji in sport because they could not find a job because there is a glut of people who have graduated in that fielded.
But congratulations to Isimeli and good luck to the Fiji team.